dark knight rises anne hathaway handcuffs 'The Dark Knight Rises': Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon Levitt star in newly released picsWith the crescendo of hype surrounding “The Dark Knight Rises” at its peak, Warner Bros. has released a few new photos from the movie that focus not on Batman and Bane but on two other key characters.

Anne Hathaway‘s Selina Kyle and Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s John Blake are featured most prominently in the new shots, including the one above — which looks to be from the scene in which Blake interrogates Kyle about her ties to Bane (Tom Hardy).

Selina also apparently knows her way with a gun, as indicated in this shot (the guy with his head down is identified as British actor Burn Gorman).

dark knight rises anne hathaway gun 'The Dark Knight Rises': Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon Levitt star in newly released picsAs Gotham City comes apart during Bane’s campaign of terror, Blake, a dedicated police officer, does what he can to protect innocent people — which includes shepherding kids off a wrecked school bus on a bridge and running through the lobby of a hospital with a shotgun.

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