With The Dark Knight Rises opening in only a matter of hours, Warner Bros. has released 11 new images from the final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Once again, they largely feature the supporting cast; we do get a couple of shots of Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne, though.
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
Opening Friday -- well, seconds after midnight in some cities -- The Dark Knight Rises also stars Michael Caine as Alfred, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Tom Hardy as Bane, Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, Matthew Modine as Peter Foley, and Morgan Freeman and Lucius Fox.