Later this month the Caped Crusader makes his return to the big screen in Zack Snyder's Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but before it gets here let's take a look back at artwork that was created for Chris Nolan's final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.
Norwegian conceptual artist, Per Haagensen, has posted some amazing Batman (Christian Bale), Bane (Tom Hardy) and Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) character artwork that he produced for the film's style guide and used for marketing material.
Check out even more of Haagensen's artwork in our gallery at the bottom of the page.
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.