Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer goes live

Posted by Starr Keshet

Warner Bros. has officially released its teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises.

The long-awaited film is the sequel to Nolan's previous two movies in the Batman franchise - Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Rises is expected to bring the entire (Nolan) series to a close in 2012.

Below is the official description from The Dark Knight Rises Facebook page.

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Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.

Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar winner Christian Bale ("The Fighter") again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose"), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake.

Returning to the main cast, Michael Caine ("The Cider House Rules") plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby") reprises the role of Lucius Fox.

The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer.

The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on "Batman Begins" and the record-breaking blockbuster "The Dark Knight."

The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.