New 'Dark Knight Rises' Poster: Gotham On Fire

Holy city on fire, Batman! A brand new "Dark Knight Rises" poster has hit the Interwebs and it's fierce, fiery...and possibly foreboding?

Where the first "Dark Knight Rises" teaser poster indicated that Gotham might fall, as in into pieces, this new poster tells us that it will very likely burn, as in to the ground. Well, probably not entirely to the ground, but given the intensity on display here, you get what we mean. Christopher Nolan is not messing around -- this movie is going to be dark and dangerous.

Check out the full poster after the jump!

It's also nice to see Batman front and center. There has been a lot of focus on and over-analysis of the villainous Bane and assorted peripheral players, but the Bat (and Bruce Wayne) is the hero of our story. Or anti-hero, depending on where your loyalties lie.

The point is that we love our brooding Bat and can't wait to find out how Nolan's chapter of this story ends. July 20 just can't get here fast enough.

So what do you think of the new poster? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter!