It’s been around two and a half months since we posted any story directly relating to The Dark Knight Rises — and it was a slightly minor one, at that — but with the hotly-anticipated closer to Christopher Nolan‘s superhero trilogy being just over three months away, things are starting to heat up again.

The first, more official preview comes in the form of an EW cover story, which gives us Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway in full latex glory. There are some comments about Bane and Catwoman to be found inside — the latter of which was, in my opinion, covered in a more interesting manner months ago — with Tom Hardy even chiming in on the whole voice controversy. He feels that, while his interpretation might either be “laughed at” or come out “very fresh and exciting,” we ultimately “mustn’t be too concerned about the mumbly voice”; the hope of involved parties is that audiences will “tune to its setting” as time progresses.

You want to just see the image? Gander below:

This second item is a little silly, so it’s best to just get this thing out of the way. A piece of promo art (via ComingSoon) shows Anne Hathaway — or, I’d guess, an animated composite — inhabiting her Catwoman suit at what I’d call a fairly prurient angle. It is what it is. Take a look below:

Scripted by Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, the film also stars Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Nestor Carbonell, Matthew Modine, Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, and Josh Stewart.

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters on July 20th.

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