Marvel may be pumping out brand new trailers and pictures for The Avengers on almost a weekly basis, but everything has been quiet on The Dark Knight Rises front for a while now. Aside from a teaser trailer released a couple of months ago, news has been pretty hard to come by.

But finally, Empire Magazine has released two brand new covers from the highly-anticipated Bat flick that show off Tom Hardy as the mountainous Bane and Batman himself holding a fancy new toy. With so little known about this film, we're not quite sure what role Bane plays in the flick, and we sure as hell don't know why Batman seems to be holding an absolutely gigantic TV remote.

Either way, we're definitely amped for the final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Now we're just going to have to patiently wait for the first full trailer to debut.

[Via Empire]