New images emerge from The Dark Knight Rises

Entertainment Weekly has revealed 7 new images from Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sequel The Dark Knight Rises, which is due in theaters on July 20th, 2012.

In The Dark Knight Rises, Batman (Christian Bale), suffering from a tarnished reputation after taking the rap for Harvey Dent’s crimes in 2008′s The Dark Knight, feels compelled to help Gotham City yet again. This time, the city’s police force is struggling to cope with Bane’s (Tom Hardy) plans to destroy the town.

Along with Christian Bale and Tom Hardy, the Christopher Nolan film also stars Liam Neeson, who returns as Ra’s Al Ghul, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, Michael Caine as Alfred, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle a.k.a. Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate, Nestor Carbonell as Mayor Anthony Garcia, Aidan Gillen, Juno Temple, Joey King, Matthew Modine, Aramis Knight, Daniel Sunjata and Christopher Judge.

Check out some of the images below, or CLICK HERE to see the entire set at EW.com.