Bane Breaks Batman in New 'The Dark Knight Rises' Third Trailer

By , Updated May 01, 2012 03:00 AM EDT

Shortly after The Dark Knight Rises viral campaign hit the web, the latest trailer is now available to watch.

A viral campaign launched on The Dark Knight Rises official website as fans scoured for evidence and reporting it to the Gotham City Police department in order to reveal snapshots of the new third trailer.  By the end of the day, Warner Bros. unveiled the official trailer in its entirety on YouTube. 

As the trailer begins, fans receive more glimpses of an unshaven Bruce Wayne followed by a mid-air plane heist conduted by the film's villain Bane.  Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle dances away while the trailer cuts to more of Bane reigning terror on Gotham.  The scene cuts to clips of a sinking a football field, Bane's henchmen holding up a stock exchange, and Gotham citizens witnessing two bridges blown to kingdom come. Wayne locking lips with actress Marion Cotillard's character might leave some fans pondering about Batman's romantic relationship with Catwoman. 

Bane appears triumphant as he tosses away a broken piece of Batman's mask and stands over a bloodied Bruce Wayne.  Wayne lays helplessly as Bane tells the defeated hero that his "punishment must be more severe."

The trailer gives fans a better perspective of how bad of a villain Bane really is.  In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, ator Tom Hardy explained how his role as Bane contrasted with the villain Joker from Batman's last sequel The Dark Knight.

"The Joker didn't care. He just wanted to see the world burn, and he was a master of chaos and destruction, unscrupulous and crazy," said Hardy. "Bane is not that guy. There is a very meticulous and calculated way about Bane. There is a huge orchestration of organization to his ambition. He is also a physical threat to Batman."

"There is nothing vague about Bane. No jokes. He's a very clean, clear villain," said Hardy.

Things pick up with Catwoman and Batman riding their Bat-Pods and the trailer ends with new shots of the Batwing plane dodging missiles over Gotham City's cityscape. 

The Dark Knight Rises is due to come out in theatres on July 20.  For now, check out the film's official third trailer.


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