The Dark Knight Rises has debuted its new theatrical trailer.
The video provides a further look at the eagerly-awaited Batman sequel, which will bring an end to Christian Bale and director Christopher Nolan's era at the helm of the Warner Bros superhero franchise.
"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," the actor said of his character's dual identity. "In fact, only Alfred knows who he is. It's time for Bruce Wayne to face the pain that has always stirred his life."
Gary Oldman, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman will reprise their roles in The Dark Knight Rises, while Tom Hardy (Bane), Anne Hathaway (Catwoman), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (John Blake) and Marion Cotillard (Miranda Tate) are newcomers to the blockbuster series.
The Dark Knight Rises opens in cinemas on July 20, 2012.