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The Dark Knight Rises third trailer is here: watch online now!

The Dark Knight Rises kicked off its viral campaign yesterday, and it didn't take long for obsessive fans to crack the clues that lead to this: the final, full trailer.

Things kick off slowly, ominously, with a pared down version of Selina Kyle's (Anne Hathaway) "A storm is coming" speech, as we see a glimpses of a Gotham on the edge - bridges collapse, football fields disintegrate, planes go down.

And things aren't looking too good for Bruce Wayne, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt's cop John Blake asking "Did they kill him?". Kyle's response: "I'm not sure."

There are so many goosebump-y moments in the trailer, it'd be a shame to list them all here, so get watching the trailer for yourself right now:


Bane's dialogue is certainly sounding legible here, and for all the foreboding talk, this trailer isn't light on action either. There's plenty of snatched glances at Batman and Bane going toe-to-toe, footage from the prologue revealed late last year with Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol , and it looks like Marion Cotillard's character could be a love interest for Wayne.

Hathaway appears to be acquitting herself admirably with the high-kicking stuff too, and should bring a genuine duplicity to the enigmatic role.

And if it was in danger of becoming a little too serious, that final shot (and accompanying one liner) undercuts it nicely.

The Dark Knight Rises opens on 20 July 2012.

Matt Maytum
Matt Maytum

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.