The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer

Bootlegs of The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer started appearing online last week after Warner Bros. attached it to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. They were swiftly removed, but now the studio has released the teaser online in HD for all to see.

The teaser is mostly made up of footage from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, with some new shots of Tom Hardy as Bane and Gary Oldman’s Lieutenant Gordon thrown in.

Watch below:

The Dark Knight Rises is set for release on July 20th, 2012 and filming is still taking place. Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman will reprise their roles alongside Anne Hathaway (Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

  • Mr.E

    Even with the limited amount of actual footage from the film, I’m still giddy as a school girl. Haven’t been this excited about a film since Inception and the Dark Knight. If this turns out as amazing as the rest of his films I will begin to think that Nolan can do no wrong.

    • Mr.E

      Upon watching the trailer again I noticed that as an apparentally fatigued Batman backs away from an approaching Bane there appears to be a man standing in the background dressed in white. His knees are bent, his hands appear to be grasping at something around his neck as if he’s hanging.

      Also, the question people seem to be asking is whether Gordon is speaking with Batman or Bruce Wayne. You can see a bare hand resting on the hospital bed which would imply he is not in his Batman costume. But I couldn’t clearly make out what’s around his wrist. It could just be the white cuffs of his shirt, OR it could be a hospital admittance band. He’s also sitting, which to my recollection is a rarity either because the Bat Suit is difficult to sit in or for the dramatic juxtaposition of the “Hero” always standing. Could he be sitting in a wheelchair?  Is it possible that BOTH Bruce Wayne and Gordon are in the hospital and at this point Batmans identity has been made apparent to Gordon? Could Gordon’s badly injured appearance be injuries sustained in the same events that bring Bruce Wayne to the Hospital? Could this be evidence that Bane indeed does break Batmans back as he did in the comics?

      Just thought this would be some good conversation starters.

      P.S. Still waiting for you guys to hire me lol

      • Alex

        Very good eyes, it could indeed be Bruce Wayne.

        I don’t know about you but I was hoping for at least a tiny Catwomen tease, oh well, they must be saving it for the November-December trailer.

        • Mr.E

          The way Hathaway’s been repeatedly referred to as Selina Kyle instead of Catwoman makes me think that her transformation may not happen until well into the film, similar to Harvey Dent’s switch to Two-Face, and may be something they’re keeping under wraps to add some drama to the reveal.

  • jimbo

    Yeah I actually only noticed the person’s hand sitting with Gordon in
    the hospital. I’d have to assume that it’s Bruce Wayne, not Batman. Or
    maybe this the scene where Wayne reveals his secret?! It sounds like
    it’s Wayne talking in a whisper, the voice definitely isn’t Batman’s
    because it’s way too clear! I think you’re right about the shirt cuffs
    though. I don’t think it’s a hospital band. So it looks like Wayne and
    Gordon are talking about bringing back Batman. Also, the way he says “We
    were in this together and then you were gone” sounds like Gordon
    definitely knows who Bruce Wayne is because, in the Dark Knight, he
    barely knows Wayne on a personal level, but he’s an ally of Batman’s.
    Maybe he reveals himself after Bane takes out Gordon or something?!

    For such a limited amount of information, I can’t stop thinking about
    different storylines and what’s happening! And watching Batman backing
    off like that from a huge and advancing Bane is truly terrifying! Could
    the guy be standing behind Bane be Trogg, Bird or Zombie? One of Bane’s
    henchmen? No other real idea who it could be but since he doesn’t seem
    to be in a hurry to help Batman, I don’t think he’s a friend haha!

    As for Catwoman, I don’t want to get into trouble with one, but I’m just
    not that excited to see her. There, I said it! It’s not that I don’t
    like Catwoman, I think she’s a great character and I love her in the
    comics, but I’m not sure I want to see Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. I know
    there may be others who think she’s perfect but she just wouldn’t be my
    particular favourite. Still though, I trust Nolan’s judgment. He hasn’t let me down yet!

  • jimbo

    Woah, what happened with the text?! Sorry for the mess :p