Hereâ€™s the official long synopsis:
Warner Bros. Picturesâ€™ and Legendary Picturesâ€™ â€œThe Dark Knight Risesâ€ is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolanâ€™s Dark Knight trilogy.
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
Leading an all-star international cast, OscarÂ® winner Christian Bale (â€œThe Fighterâ€) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. â€œThe Dark Knight Risesâ€ also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; OscarÂ® winner Marion Cotillard (â€œLa Vie en Roseâ€), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake.
Returning to the main cast, OscarÂ® winner Michael Caine (â€œThe Cider House Rulesâ€) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and OscarÂ® winner Morgan Freeman (â€œMillion Dollar Babyâ€) reprises the role of Lucius Fox.
The screenplay is written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on â€œBatman Beginsâ€ and the record-breaking blockbuster â€œThe Dark Knight.â€ The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters created by Bob Kane and published by DC Comics.
â€œThe Dark Knight Risesâ€ will be in theaters on July 20th.
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