While all the talk seems to be about Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway, new additions to the Christopher Nolan-led Dark Knight franchise, Christian Bale is still its hero. Reprising his role as billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne and his masked alter-ego Batman, Bale was in New York City on Friday shooting the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises.

Bale, 37, shared scenes with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, also a new addition to the franchise. Gordon-Levitt plays a police officer who steps up after Commissioner Gordon, played by Gary Oldman, falls ill. The movie, which also co-stars Marion Cotillard and Morgan Freeman, has been shooting all over the world, including Pittsburgh, London, Glasgow and Los Angeles, the Daily Mail reports.

Watch the teaser for The Dark Knight Rises here:

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