New ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ video clip appears – watch

Watch Christian Bale and Morgan Freeman in a brand new preview clip from the 'Batman' sequel

A new video clip from The Dark Knight Rises has appeared online – scroll down to watch it.

The 45-second teaser shows Lucius Fox, played by Morgan Freeman, introducing Christian Bale‘s Bruce Wayne to a technologically-advanced new vehicle called ‘The Bat’. Preempting the inevitable question, Fox remarks: “And yes, Mr. Wayne, it does come in black.” The clip premiered while Freeman was being interviewed on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

Earlier this week (June 11), the first official preview clip from The Dark Knight Rises premiered. It features an exchange between Gary Oldman‘s Commissioner Gordon and a young police officer called Blake, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In the clip, the pair discuss events that took place at the end of the previous Batman film – click here to watch it

The Dark Knight Rises, the final instalment in director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, opens in the US and the UK on July 20. The film, which also stars Anne Hathaway as Catwoman and Tom Hardy as the villainous Bane, was recently awarded a 12A rating by the BBFC for “moderate violence”.

The Dark Knight Rises has a confirmed running time of 164 minutes – 12 minutes longer than 2008’s The Dark Knight and 24 minutes longer than 2005’s Batman Begins. Early reactions to the film have been positive, with the film receiving a standing ovation at one recent preview screening.