It is our understanding that the following video is a 13-minute behind-the-scenes featurette in support of The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final film of director Christopher Nolan's auspicious Batman cycle. We're not really sure, though, because we're completely terrified of spoilers. So we're not watching it. Someone told us that even though it contains new interviews with the cast and crew and more footage from the film, it doesn't actually spoil anything, but we don't care. But maybe you'll dig it.

As ever, ComicsAlliance's Nolan Spoiler Protocols, whereby every detail that's perceptible, vaguely inferred or even completely imagined is a potential spoiler, are in full effect. Proceed at your own risk.

Directed by Christopher Nolan and based on the Batman characters created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Doug Moench, Chuck Dixon, Graham Nolan and others, The Dark Knight Rises opens in the US on July 20.

[Via Spinoff Online]