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The Dark Knight Rises Trailer Breakdown
We pick apart Christopher Nolan's first full trailer

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As Bane makes his entrance with the six-minute prologue released in IMAX cinemas today, Warner Bros reveals much more of Christopher Nolan’s final Batman movie — the one in which, we’re told ominously, “The Legend Ends” — in the first full trailer. The overriding theme is one of doom — for Gotham, and for Bruce Wayne himself, after a period of "peace" following Joker’s brief reign of terror in The Dark Knight. Both Gotham and Batman are gonna get hit hard, it appears, in a 130-second taster packed with tantalising clues…

If you haven't watched or read about the Dark Knight Rises Prologue then there are spoilers ahead!

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The Football Match

The American national anthem warbles around Gotham football stadium, home to the Rogues (and in reality Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field), as Bane stomps up the stairs. The 10,000-strong crowd will be the audience for his explosive statement of intent.

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