‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Teaser Trailer Is Long on Mystery (Video)

Check out 96 question-filled seconds from the next installment in the Batman movie saga

Last Updated: July 18, 2011 @ 12:11 PM

The new teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" raises enough questions to put even the Riddler off of his game, but the 96-second snippet will no doubt spark mass anticipation for fans of the Batman movie series (and there seem to be more than a few of them).

This time out, Christian Bale in the title role will do battle with Bane (played by "Inception" actor Tom Hardy), who has apparently laid waste to Batman's beloved Gotham City — and the caped crusader isn't on hand to defend the metropolis.

Also coming aboard for this installment: Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a new hire in the Gotham Police Department, and Anne Hathaway as the latest actress to tackle the role of Catwoman.

"The Dark Knight Rises" swoops into theaters on July 20, 2012. In the meantime, puzzle through the teaser trailer by clicking on the video.