Here it is, folks: One of the most hyped-up movies of next year The Dark Knight Rises finally releases a trailer. The trailer for the eagerly-awaited conclusion to director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy keeps the hush-hush character breakdown and main plot a mystery while still enticing die-hard fans.
Here's what we do know about the star-studded cast via Collider:
"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; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake.
Returning to the main cast, Oscar® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox."
The cast is nearly perfect (with the exception of a random Anne Hathaway casting). And we hear that Batman may get his back broken? That may shake things up a bit. Also, didn't Lucius Fox (Freeman) resign in The Dark Knight? This sparks lots of questions that film geeks everywhere will no doubt debate for an entire year. Check out the teaser below. The Dark Knight Rises invades theaters July 20, 2012.