That’s right, here’s a first look at Bane — played by Tom Hardy — from the upcoming “The Dark Knight Rises” movie, which is slated for release on July 20, 2012. The image above was obtained after deciphering special audio / image files from the official website.

The Dark Knight Rises comes to theaters July 20th, 2012 and stars Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.

[via MovieWeb]