May 1st, 2012
09:56 AM ET
Our summer calendar is booked with must-see films, and we can think of no better way to start May than with a new trailer for one of them: "The Dark Knight Rises."
Warner Bros. released the third trailer for the last installment of Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" series on Monday night, one that fans are also anticipating will be screened ahead of "The Avengers" when it opens this weekend.
In contrast with the previous "Dark Knight Rises" trailer, there's no talk of "peace time" in this clip.
The story picks up eight years following 2008's "The Dark Knight," and we get a glimpse of just how sadistic Tom Hardy's masked Bane can be as he wreaks havoc on Gotham.
Batman appears to be MIA, and Joseph Gordon Levitt's character John Blake doesn't know if he's dead or alive, and if the latter, if he'll return. "Hope is lost," indeed.
But while the "adaptable" Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) tells Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), "You don't owe these people anymore; you've given them everything," he disagrees.
"Not everything," he tells her. "Not yet."
What's your take on the trailer? Have you already tried to get a ticket to the show? "The Dark Knight Rises" opens July 20.
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