Movie lovers and comic book lovers alike have been itching for any tidbit surrounding the next installment in the Christopher Nolan-directed Batman saga.  Well, now the first official photo from The Dark Knight Rises has been released!

It depicts Tom Hardy as Bane, widely regarded as the only villain to ever truy defeat the Batman.

Warner Brothers

The movie will also star Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle (a.k.a. Catwoman), and Christian Bale will (of course) be reprising the role of the Caped Crusader himself.

Are you a fan of these new Batman movies?  Or do you long for the classic Batman, played by Adam West?  Leave a comment below!

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