New ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Trailer Released: ‘There’s a Storm Coming’ [Video]

The latest and final trailer of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ has hit the web and taken it by storm.

Warner Bros. has uploaded the new teaser, following a day of viral marketing that saw one ambitious Batman fan create a .GIF of the trailer using “leaked” frames from the official “Dark Knight Rises” website.

The Dark Knight Rises shows Christian Bale reprising his role as Batman with Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy joining the Christopher Nolan movie.

The news came after a viral campaign for the Summer blockbuster was launched last week, with fans able to unlock different frames from the trailer until the full length clip was available.

Various dozen addresses around the world had graffiti marked on them and those who saw it submitted it to Twitter, writes Dark Horizons.

In return they received individual frames from the new trailer which is set to debut before “The Avengers” this weekend. As more and more became available, animated GIFs with the frames assembled started appearing online.

Rather than letting a poor quality no audio copy be the first version that people see, the studio seems to have released the full preview in HD.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, 98% of views are looking forward to seeing the movie which is due to be released on July, 20.

“I want to see this film more then my sister wants a Tiffany necklace!” a fan wrote. A YouTube user said of the trailer: “WOW this looks so good! Is going to be EPIC!”

Here is a synopsis to the movie, given by IMDB: “Eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face’s crimes, a new terrorist leader, Bane overwhelms Gotham’s finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that brands him an enemy.”

Nolan, known on set as “the governor,” has recently said that he wanted to finish his interpretation of the classic Batman story “in the biggest way possible.”

“We’ve been working on this story for nine years,” he said. “And so it’s with mixed feelings that we finish this thing.”

Nolan revealed his goal was to create a “spectacle” that makes viewers excited the moment they enter a theater. “What defines cinema, and what gets people out of the house to watch it, is spectacle,” he said.

As Collider reported last month, Christopher Nolan’s coming Batman finale was given a PG-13 rating by the Motion Picture Association of America for “intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.”

That’s not a total surprise, consider two previous trailers – which feature riots, explosions, gunplay and the collapse of a football field and the presumed deaths of many football players – and its pedigree. Both “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” were also rated PG-13.

“Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story,” the filmmaker said of the script he co-wrote with his brother Jonathan Nolan.

“And in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story … unlike the comics, these things don’t go on forever in film and viewing it as a story with an end is useful.”

In the same interview, Christian Bale, who plays the titular superhero, recounted his experience of reading the film’s script for the first time.

“I remember when I first read the script, of course it was all top secret,” he said. “I went round by Chris’s house, was shut in the room with the script – not allowed to leave with it – and it hit me that this was the last one.

“What Chris couldn’t believe was how slow I read because I go back and re-read until I have it all in my mind,” Bale added. “I was in there six or seven hours. It was dark when I came out. And I was smiling.”

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