‘The Dark Knight Rises’ unveils new poster

The countdown to Batman's final battle continues

The bosses behind The Dark Knight Rises have unveiled a new poster.

Warners Bros today (May 22) revealed the striking new image from Christopher Nolan‘s Batman finale. It features the Caped Crusader in full costume in front of a flaming Gotham City, with the familiar bat logo burning through it.

The dramatic slogan reads: “A fire will rise,” foreshadowing the cataclysmic events of the movie.


The Dark Knight Rises takes place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight saw Batman exiled, blamed for crimes of Harvey ‘Two Face’ Dent. Bruce Wayne, played by Christian Bale, will return to face off the brutal terrorist Bane, played by Tom Hardy. Added to the mix is anti-heroine Selina Kyle aka Catwoman, played by Anne Hathaway.

It’s no secret that this will be the final battle of Nolan’s incarnation of Batman, leading many to speculate that the hero may die at the end of the movie. Nolan himself has teased: “Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story. And in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story… unlike the comics, these things don’t go on forever in film and viewing it as a story with an end is useful.”

The Dark Knight Rises opens in cinemas on July 20. You can watch the latest trailer below.