The Dark Knight Rises catwoman (Photo : Creative Commons / marvelousRo)
Warner Brothers has officially released the MTV trailer to "The Dark Knight Rises," the final installment in the immensely popular Dark Knight trilogy.
The footage was originally premiered a month ago at the MTV Movie Awards, but Warner Brothers since withheld the exclusive footage from the internet. Today, the trailer has become available to the general public.
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The trailer reveals several revealing scenes including a conversation between Selina Kyle/Catwoman, played by Anne Hathaway, with a police officer John Blake (Joseph Gorden-Levitt). The conversation reveals that she may in fact have connections to the film's main villain Bane (Tom Hardy). The remainder of the trailer emphasizes the takeover of Gotham City and also portrays a court room scene in which Bane is the judge. Warner Brothers and director Christopher Nolan have remained secretive about the film and its story.
Warner Brothers also released the official synopsis for the film:
"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.
The film features Christian Bale reprising the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, Morgan Freeman, Michael Cane, Marion Cottillard, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Liam Neeson, and Juno Temple among others. The film is set for a July 20 release date and according to most prognosticators will likely blow the $158 million opening of its predecessor "The Dark Knight" away.