By Ben Bowers
on 12.19.11

Those of you who decided to make it to the movies, and did a little research beforehand, were treated to the first full trailer of Christopher Nolan’s conclusion to the Batman franchise The Dark Knight Rises. If you watched the surprisingly excellent Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol in IMAX, then you even got to watch the first scene of the movie in the form of a prologue. While we don’t expect the latter to legally appear online anytime soon, the studio has obliged fans by uploading the trailer, which we’ve embedded. Even with the ridiculous levels of anticipation surrounding this film, the tease contains everything we hoped for and more — short of Nolan coming on and announcing he’s decided to release it seven months early along with three more sequels. Mark off July 20th on your calendars now fellas. It’s going to be a long bat-free winter.