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Christian Bale's Batman Ready to Die in New Trailer (watch!)

Christian Bale's Batman Ready to Die in New Trailer (watch!) 1Christian Bale’s Batman isn’t ready to give up the fight to save Gotham from the evil Bane, despite pleas from Catwoman in the latest trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises.” Will Batman make the ultimate sacrifice?

The rumors are hot and heavy that Batman, aka Bruce Wayne, will die in Christopher Nolan’s final chapter in the Batman series.

The new trailer does little to suggest otherwise as Bane, played wickedly by Tom Hardy, vows to reek havoc on the city. “I am Gotham’s reckoning,” the villain says.

Meanwhile, Catwoman, aka Selina Kyle, played by Anne Hathaway, is urging Batman to give up the fight. “You don’t owe these people any more,” she pleads. “You’ve given them everything.”

“Not everything,” Batman replies. “Not yet.”

At least for part of the film Batman is in Bane’s hands. He’s shown captured, and cast down what looks like a deep well. There’s also talk that Batman is dead.

The $250 million film opens July 20. It will be shown in IMAX cinemas, but not in 3D.

Check out the trailer below:

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