New The Dark Knight Rises Trailer Revealed!
Tom Hardy's villain Bane attacks Gotham City in the two-minute clip...
Bane is then seen causing havoc at an American football match, blowing up the pitch and telling Batman "when Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die."
The Dark Knight Rises marks the end of Bale and Nolan's era portraying the Cape Crusader, with Bale recently revealing that the final flick will see Batman/Bruce Wayne having to deal with the pain in his life.
Speaking to Comic Book Movie, the 37-year explained: "How long will you let the pain and loss define your life? Walking around chasing bad guys is very heroic and attracts attention, but at the end all it accounts for [is] a means to deal with the pain of a huge loss,"
"We agreed that Bruce Wayne is absolutely sincere as Bruce Wayne, and as Batman utterly sincere. But Bruce Wayne, the playboy, is a pure facade, it's a lie he has, somehow, to control one side of your soul that's not really under control."
He continued: "In fact, only Alfred knows who he is. It's time for Bruce Wayne to face the pain that has always stirred his life."
Bale added that he will miss playing the character, stating: "It's like saying goodbye to an old friend. When you have the opportunity to be a character so many times, you develop another relationship with him, a more profound one."
The Dark Knight Rises hits cinemas on 20th July 2012…we can't wait!