Some stunning new trailer from the upcoming Batman trilogy-ending film The Dark Knight Rises aired during the MTV Movie Awards. The intense video of the Batman story shows the villain Bane, played by Tom Hardy (Inception), announcing through his gas mask, “Let the games begin,” as all the bridges of Manhattan begin to collapse.
The one-and-a-half minutes of trailer showcase the new Batmobiles and Catwoman played by Anne Hathaway, who ends the clip with the line, “You should be as afraid of him as I am.”
The film, directed by Christopher Nolan, also stars Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Liam Neeson, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.
The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar(R) winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is 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 film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.
The Dark Knight Rises opens July 20th, 2012 in the U.S.