Tom Hardy as Bane watches as Gotham City is broken and in flames in a new poster for The Dark Knight Rises posted by Collider. The familiar tagline The Legend Ends accompanies the image. A good point made by the author that Michael Caine’s Alfred said of the Joker “some men just want to watch the world burn” in The Dark Knight. Maybe the legend ending is Gotham City – instead of Batman – and Bruce Wayne will rebuild.
Bruce Wayne’s urban renewal of Gotham City is part of Scott Snyder’s Batman run and made him a target of the Court of Owls. This image certainly adds to the theory that Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film may be based on the classic No Man’s Land epic.