This subscribers only cover and four scans have found their way online from Empire Magazine’s upcoming cover story for Christopher Nolan’s hugely anticipated Batman threequel ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ The film stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Nestor Carbonell, Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Josh Stewart, Christopher Judge, Adam Rodriguez and Rob Brown. ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ the eagerly anticipated epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend, is scheduled for release on July 20th 2012.

The plot for the film is being kept securely under lock and key, judging by the teaser and the previous two films I’d expect something E P I C. Chistopher Nolan will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan.. The filming locations for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ have spanned three continents and include the American cities of Pittsburgh, New York and Los Angeles, as well as sites in India, England and Scotland. Source:

Every hero has a journey. Every journey has an end. Christopher Nolan returns to complete the epic Gotham trilogy that launched with Batman Begins and reached the stratosphere with the billion-dollar blockbuster The Dark Knight. Batman is now hunted by the law led by his friend Commisioner Gordon for taking the blame of Harvey Dent’s murders and protecting his reputation. He must quickly deal with the arrival of new villain Bane who is bent on the destruction and chaos of Gotham City, face old wounds and get a handle on the enigmatic Selina Kyle before his city is lost for good.