Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises Update: Empire reveals Batman and Bane covers!

Via Comic Book Movie, Empire Online has released the two covers for the latest issue of Empire magazine, which spotlights Warner Bros. and Christopher Nolan's next and final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. CBM has also posted up what appears to be the official synopsis of the movie. SPOILERS be here of course, so read at your own risk!

"Every hero has a journey. Every journey has an end. Christopher Nolan returns to complete the epic Gotham trilogy that launched with Batman Begins and reached the stratosphere with the billion-dollar blockbuster The Dark Knight. Batman is now hunted by the law led by his friend Commisioner Gordon for taking the blame of Harvey Dent's murders and protecting his reputation. He must quickly deal with the arrival of new villain Bane who is bent on the destruction and chaos of Gotham City, face old wounds and get a handle on the enigmatic Selina Kyle before his city is lost for good."

On the covers are Tom Hardy as Bane and Christian Bale as Batman, and each look as impressive as the other. It's almost fully revealed, so here's a look at the Batman cover, with The Dark Knight sporting what looks like a new gadget:

Now, here's Bane below:

Impressive does not even begin to describe how these covers look. For more information and details on the story, visit the source posts at CBM and Empire Online!

The Dark Knight Rises soars into theaters on July 20, 2012!

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