There's a new Batmobile in town. The tumbler vehicle that will be featured in the next installment of the Batman series, the much-hyped The Dark Knight Rises, starring Christian Bale and directed by Christopher Nolan, was seen during a movie shot this weekend in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, driving around Carnegie Mellon University.

The film, for which the teaser trailer was released on July 19, is expected to hit theaters one year from that date, and is still in production. Audiences can expect not only the decked-out, camouflaged Batmobile, but also an all-star cast that includes reprised roles from Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman. Newcomers to the franchise include Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who starred in Nolan's other recent blockbuster, Inception. Anne Hathaway and Liam Neeson will also join the team for the first time, as Catwoman and Henri Ducard, respectively.

The poster for The Dark Knight Rises was previously criticized for its conceptual similarity to Nolan's Inception, as it featured crumbling highrises seen from a bird's eye view. The only thing to distinguish it from what could be an ad for Inception's sequel was the bat-symbol silhouette framing the buildings. The unexpected look of the Batmobile promises new intrigue.


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    Liam Neeson was in the first movie, Batman Begins…

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