First Look: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ poster revealed

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated films of 2012, and with its teaser trailer set to play in front of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in cinemas, Warner goes and drops the teaser poster in our laps this fine July day for the third film in Christopher Nolan‘s Batman series.

For all of the viral campaigns, image leaks, casting decisions and other rumours, this poster just screams “iconic”, and its crumbling Gotham walls give us hints of the devastation and brutality that Bruce Wayne/Batman, portrayed by Christian Bale, will have to face when he in rises in mid-2012.

The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake.

Returning to the main cast, Oscar® winner Michael Caine plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman reprises the role of Lucius Fox.

Now doesn’t this poster remind you just a little bit of Inception?

The Dark Knight Rises poster

The Dark Knight Rises is released on 19 July 2012 in Australia from Roadshow.

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