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New Dark Knight Rises Footage Premieres

And a new TV spot to boot...

Sunday night saw the MTV Movie Awards take place in Los Angeles. While the awards themselves are the usual batch of trophies for teen-pop hits like Twilight and The Hunger Games, there was also some exclusive footage from big upcoming releases shown. This year saw some superb new material from The Dark Knight Rises, introduced on the show by Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale. Take a look below, with the usual caveat that you might want to be careful about being exposed to too much Bat-footage.

What’s new is an even bigger focus on Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle and a little more with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s John Blake. Before, that is, Tom Hardy’s Bane shows up to start exploding things, piling cars as a roadblock and torturing people. Or, as he likes to call it, a regular Tuesday.

We already knew this one was going to be big. But this latest promo? It just highlights quite how epic Nolan and company set out to go as they make their last hurrah.

Also arriving last night was a new TV spot, which is really just snippets from previous trailers spliced together for your viewing pleasure.

With Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aidan Gillen, Juno Temple and Matthew Modine also in the cast, The Dark Knight Rises is out on July 20.

For lots – and we do mean lots - more on the film, including the most comprehensive, exclusive access you’re going to get on Rises and the entire Bat-trilogy this side of Christopher Nolan’s brain, make sure you pick up the latest issue of Empire, which in shops and on the iPad in both UK and US flavours (or flavors across the pond) now.

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