The fourth trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises” has hit the Interwebs, and apart from relatively few shots fans haven’t already seen in other coming attractions, there are some new lines of dialog.
In “The Dark Knight Rises,” Bruce Wayne has apparently taken something of a hiatus filling the cape and cowl of his alter-ego Batman, and as a result, Gotham City goes to pot.
Apart from apparently furious throngs of 99-percenters tearing rich people out of their mansions, the city falls victim to the terror of Tom Hardy’s Bane, a nightmarish villain forced to subsist on a mysterious, power-enhancing gas. Eventually, Batman gets off the sidelines and back in the game, probably when Wayne tells Alfred in the trailer, “I’m not afraid. I’m angry.”
The trailer also shows other castmembers including Anne Hathaway both in and out of her Catwoman attire, and returning players Morgan Freeman as Bruce Wayne/Batman’s tech expert Lucius Fox, and Michael Caine as Wayne’s loyal friend and butler Alfred.
It’s Alfred who gets the only funny line in the intense spot, consoling a cane-clutching Christian Bale: “Don’t worry, Master Wayne: takes a little time to get back into the swing of things.”
“The Dark Knight Rises” opens nationwide July 20.