While we don't know much about Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, he is bringing back the majority of his stalwart Bat-veterans, namely Gotham City's Mayor Garcia, played by Nestor Carbonell (Lost). 

We can presume that Carbonell will be presiding over a slightly different-looking Gotham City since production has moved to Pittsburgh. The rumor mill is churning that the League of Shadows factors into the plot, but nothing yet is confirmed.

Here's what we do know, though.

Anne Hathaway joins the cast as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Tom Hardy will play the villainous Bane, Michael Caine gets to refine his one-liners as AlfredGary Oldman assumes the full mantle of Commissioner Gordon and Christian Bale once again dons the cape and cowl as Batman/Bruce Wayne.

Rounding out the newcomers are Juno Temple and Josh Pence, with the latter playing a young Ra's Al-Ghul in the film's flashbacks. Let's hope they still do that city sweep of the Chicago skyline so we don't think that we're being transported to a bizarro Gotham.

The Dark Knight Rises is on track for a July 20, 2012 release.

[Via Variety]