New Dark Knight Rises Teaser Poster

The legend ends

Someone clearly designated this weekend the official Superhero Teaser Poster Release Season, because hot on the heels of the latest Amazing Spider-Man image comes this fresh look at The Dark Knight Rises, which Warners has been kind enough to supply directly to us. Click on the gallery image below to embiggen it and get a proper look.

Focusing naturally on Tom Hardy’s Bane, the big villain of Chris Nolan’s next – and, as driven home by the tagline here, final – Batventure, the poster is a moody, atmospheric piece featuring the brute walking away from a shattered Bat mask. Suggesting, to us at least, that the movie should really have been called The Dark Knight Has A Bad Time Of It And Gets The Living Snot Beaten Out Of Him. But we’re not sure that would fit on most marquees.

With Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Michael Caine and Nestor Carbonell in the cast, The Dark Knight Rises will finally arrive here on July 20. You can head here to see what we thought of the prologue, and check out the latest issue for some exclusive, set-visiting coverage of the film.