New 'Dark Knight Rises' Promo Photo Strikes A Pose

Happy Thursday, folks! The end of the week is rapidly approaching — if you consider 48ish more hours close, at least. We can help speed things along a bit for you, thankfully.

Check out this brand new promotional image of Christian Bale striking a pose in his classic Batman armor, part of an advertisement for the recently relaunched DC Comics website. Bale's scowling Bruce Wayne should always be there to start your day, reminding you that if you don't meet your goals and dreams, justice is waiting for you… in the form of a swift punch to the solar plexus.

Thanks to Newsarama for the pic!