Warner Bros. has finally released the highly anticipated teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises (starring Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, and Tom Hardy, amongst several others).

Though not filled with any plot details, this first look gives fans of the series a brief glimpse at Hardy as the mountainous Bane, ready to brawl with a surprisingly shook-looking Batman, and a desperate look at Jim Gordon.

While the teaser is short, it also opens up a world of questions surrounding the movie. Let the anxiety and anticipation, leading up to the flick's July 20, 2012 release date, kick into overdrive.

[Via The Dark Knight Rises Official Site]