As photos leak in from the set of Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, you’ve seen the Batwing, the Tumbler, and the Batpod. Now, from the Los Angeles set, here’s a good look at Batman cruising in his Batcopter. Also in this set of photos are several images of Bane’s doomsday device that the villain will use to threaten Gotham City. What exactly the device is or does is mere speculation at this point. Of course, one still has to wonder… are these images from the real filming at all?

For some reason, Bane’s doomsday weapon reminds me of Batman’s Brother Eye from the comic series… except in a truck.

Does Bane transport his device in this armored truck or is this just to keep prying eyes (and cameras) away from the device? If it’s the second, then it’s not doing a very good job.

These are the Tumblers last seen on the Pittsburgh set. I wonder why Batman needs so many if there’s only one of him. Curiouser and curiouser.

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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is directed by Christopher Nolan and comes out July 20, 2012 starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine.