It’s not an easy calling fighting crime. It’s something that Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) struggles with as Batman in a new trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises.”

The video starts with Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) showing Wayne some new equipment as a way to get him interested again.

“These conversations used to end with an unusual request,” Fox says.

“I’m retired,” Wayne replies.

“Well, let me show you some stuff anyway, just for old times’ sake,” Fox answers.

The trailer then proceeds to feature the explosions and bad guys we’ve come to expect from the superhero series. The film also stars Tom Hardy as Bane and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.

While Wayne may need some convincing to fight crime, this is hardly how Christian Bale feels about donning the batsuit. He recently tells that he “will miss” wearing the famous outfit when his role in the trilogy ends with “Rises.”

“The Dark Knight Rises” hits the theaters on July 20.

Posted by:David Eckstein