Until recently, all we'd been able to enjoy of the news that Bane would be Batman's next enemy in Christopher Nolan's send-off to his involvement in the franchise, was a brief glimpse of the gigantic bruiser via an official studio still in addition to an ever-so-slight appearance in the recently released The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer.
But thanks to an attentive sleuth (Just Jared) on the Pittsburgh set of The Dark Knight Rises, we have a whole slew of new images that show the puffed up Tom Hardy sporting the very cool looking steroid-pump mask as well as a great shot of the Batmobile painted in full camouflage get-up. Somehow though, the vehicle's cool factor is lessened quite significantly by the white panel van parked behind it on the side of the street.
The Dark Knight Rises will hit theaters on July 20th of next year. It stars Thomas Hardy, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Check out the images below: