The Dark Knight Rises prologue has a few new additions including newly released photos of Batman's Batsuit, which underwent a few new updates.
The cover of Entertainment Weekly features Christian Bale wearing the updated batsuit with interviews from Bale and director Christopher Nolan, teasing more about 2012's most anticipated film.
In addition to the batsuit photo, the other images showcase Commissioner Gordon and Tom Hardy as Bane in a fight with Batman, battling in direct combat.
Bane has been one of the most talked about elements of the film, set to be released in six months, after the trailer first leaked online in December. A six-minute clip shows Bane hijacking a military plane uttering dialogue in a voice not many understood initially, before transcripts were released by some fans.
However, director Christopher Nolan addressed concerns about Bane in the film, namely his indecipherable voice as seen in the trailer.
I think when people see the film, things will come into focus, Nolan said. Bane is very complex and very interesting and when people see the finished film people will be very entertained by him.
The screenwriter, Christopher Nolan's brother Jonathan, agreed.
I've gotta tell you, I think what Tom Hardy is doing with the role is spectacular, Jonathan Nolan said at the Television Critics Association during a press conference. I've had the benefit of seeing a little bit more than the audience has seen, at this point, and it's pretty spectacular.
In addition, some old rumors were addressed [SPOILER ALERT] regarding the film, including its time frame eight years after The Dark Knight, the revisit to The Batcave and the plotline.
The film takes place in the years after the Harvey Dent case in The Dark Knight when Bane shows up in Gotham City. Entertainment Weekly confirmed that the results of the ending of The Dark Knight will be revisited, as Commissioner Gordon and Batman cover up the wrongdoings of Harvey Dent/Two Face, played by Aaron Eckhart.
Christian Bale also spoke to Entertainment Weekly about his thoughts and trepidations of ending the trilogy.
I can tell you the truth because I'm done with it: I felt immense pressure, Bale said. And I think it's a good pressure, because you owe it to the films - and the people's expectations - to make great work.
According to Bale, fans are in for a treat with The Dark Knight Rises. As one of the most highly-anticipated films for 2012's summer box office season, the film will come out July 20th, 2012, featuring Tom Hardy as Bane, along with Christian Bale, Liam Neeson, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard.