Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ have released the official teaser poster for their summer 2012 tentpole The Dark Knight Rises.
The poster features a view of Gotham City, with the camera pointing upward at several skyscrapers as they appear to be collapsing but giving the undeniable shape of a bat.
Christian Bale returns as Bruce Wayne, alongside returning cast members Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, and Nester Carbonell. Anne Hathway plays Selina Kyle (Catwoman), Joseph Gordon-Levitt is John Blake, Marion Cotillard is Miranda Tate, Tom Hardy is Bane, and Josh Pence plays a young Ra’s al Ghul, plus Juno Temple, Matthew Modine, and a potential surprise cameo.
The screenplay for “The Dark Knight Rises” is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is being produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. “The Dark Knight” is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.
In other news, it is being widely reported that the first teaser trailer (and poster) for The Dark Knight Rises will be doing the rounds with Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
The Dark Knight Rises opens on 20 July 2012. [source: Official Website]
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