'The Dark Knight Rises' Teaser Poster

What do you get if you combine the influence of The Dark Knight, the city-bending of Inception and the wholesale city destruction of Transformers: Dark of the Moon? Something that might look a lot like the teaser poster for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. Check out the full image after the break.

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The questions: is Gotham being destroyed or rebuilt? Is that debris falling or, as the title suggests, rising? The composition also suggests a Gotham citizen looking up and seeing the outline of a bat as the only bright sky (and it isn't even particularly bright) against the devastation of Gotham, implying that Batman gets his redemption and a truly heroic end to this trilogy. But there is so much damage — that's not quite the dream of redemption and heroism that many of us might have.