Following yesterday's release of the first theatrical poster for The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. has transmitted a new series of teasers for the much anticipated film directed by Christopher Nolan. The new posters depict each of the principals -- Batman, Catwoman and Bane -- in portraits set against the falling debris and sleet. Unlike the poster released yesterday (which was not happily received by some ComicsAlliance readers), these new images are in keeping with the color scheme and other motifs established in the initial posters and trailers.

U.S. posters

U.K. posters

Based on the DC Comics characters originally created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Dough Moench, Graham Nolan and Chuck Dixon, among others, The Dark Knight Rises concludes director Nolan's much beloved (by us) Batman cycle in what promises to be truly epic fashion. The film opens July 20 in the U.S.