The wait is long and painful for Christopher Nolan's next Batman movie. Luckily, we know a lot more now than we did a few weeks ago. WB recently confirmed that Batman will be joined by Catwoman and Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.
There's still plenty that needs to be revealed between now and July 2012, but we at least have enough information to start piecing together the plot of the new sequel. This feature breaks down exactly what we know about the characters and story of The Dark Knight Rises. It also dissects the many rumors surrounding the project and suggests a few wish list items for good measure. There may be plenty of comic book movies in the pipeline this year, but it's safe to say The Dark Knight Rises will still be at the forefront of many geeks' thoughts.