New DARK KNIGHT RISES Plot Details Revealed in Licensed Merchandise Tie-in

Scheduled for theatrical release this summer, The Dark Knight Rises is the third and final film in director Chris Nolan's Batman trilogy and stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway.

The Dark Knight Rises is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar winner Christian Bale again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar winner Michael Caine plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman reprises the role of Lucius Fox. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer.

Film Cell Ltd., an official licensee of Warner Bros film products, has debuted one of their upcoming film cell plaques from The Dark Knight Rises. Accompanying the product details is a brief synopsis for the film featuring information not yet released. As with their other licensed plaques, while the promotional artwork and the film cells themselves are subject to modification or change, the film's description is furnished by the studio:

“When Commissioner Gordon stumbles upon a plot to destroy the city from within, Bruce Wayne gets back into action as the Batman. Waiting for him is the mysterious Selina Kyle and Bane, a lethal adversary on a crusade to tear apart Batmans legacy piece by piece.”

[Image removed by request of Film Cells Ltd.]

The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale, Gary Oldman​, Michael Caine​, Morgan Freeman​, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt​, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard​, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Diego Klattenhoff, Burn Gorman​, Nestor Carbonell, Alon Aboutboul​, Matthew Modine​, Tom Conti, Brett Cullen​, Chris Ellis and Joey King and is scheduled to hit theaters July 20th, 2012.