'Dark Knight Rises' Plot Synopsis: Batman Is No Match For Bane

The Dark Knight Rises

It's funny — even with the early barrage of set photo and video leaks, and countless trailers and interviews since then, there's still that nagging feeling that we barely know anything about "The Dark Knight Rises." Sure, we have our theories about John Blake and Miranda Tate, and we have our predictions for how Catwoman's loyalties will shake out in the end. But what do we really know definitively? Not a whole lot.

But here's one thing we do have: a plot synopsis. The kind souls at Warner Bros. have issued an official plot summary of "The Dark Knight Rises," Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman movie — and while it doesn't exactly pull the curtain back all the way, it gives us a better glimpse of the wizard than what we'd previously seen.

The full synopsis:

Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.

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