The teaser for “The Dark Knight Rises” that debuted at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (June 3) didn’t shed a ton of light on the film’s plot. But that’s pretty much our only quibble.
The clip showcases some more of Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) returning to the fight for his city, more of Bane (Tom Hardy) wreaking havoc on it and a lot more of Anne Hathaway‘s Catwoman. From the clips we’ve seen, it would appear that Catwoman is at least kinda-sorta on Batman’s side, if for no other reason than she knows what kind of monster Bane is: When John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) asks what she knows about Bane, she replies, “Only that you should be as afraid of him as I am.”
Other knockout shots in the teaser include a wall of wrecked cars blocking a tunnel — are they to keep something out, something in or just collateral damage? — and a shot of Bane catching Batman’s fist in a melee on Gotham City’s streets.
Introducing the clip, director Christopher Nolan said he was “almost finished with [the movie], but not quite.” He’s got about just under seven weeks to get it done, because “The Dark Knight Rises” is scheduled to hit theaters on July 20.