Bat-fever is starting to spread, now that Warner Bros. has initiated its marketing blitz for The Dark Knight Rises. Just over the past few days alone, several new TV spots, banners, and screenshots have been released.

Today, we have an additional pair of Dark Knight Rises posters to share, along with a handful of promo art tie-ins. Furthermore, it has been announced that even more unseen footage is slated to premiere during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards show (which is right around the corner).

Warner Bros.’ first two television promos for Dark Knight Rises have already done a lot to win over fans who were left unmoved by the dramatic, slow-burn approach of the film’s theatrical trailers. That’s to say nothing of the recent wave of dark, foreboding, posters, depicting a war-zone Gotham overrun by Bane (Tom Hardy) and his forces, with Batman (Bruce Wayne) and the Gotham police struggling to stop them – plus, a scheming Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) who adapts to the situation as necessary, in order to ensure her own survival.

The latest batch of Dark Knight Rises banners and promo art should do nothing to deter the film’s forward momentum (for more promo material, head on over to CBM):

On top of all that – here is the lowdown on Dark Knight Rises and this year’s MTV Movie Awards (from the official press release):

MTV today announced that the “2012 MTV Movie Awards” will feature exclusive footage from Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ highly anticipated film ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, with director/writer/producer Christopher Nolan and actors Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gary Oldman on hand to celebrate the ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy. Hosted by comedian, actor and TV personality Russell Brand, the “2012 MTV Movie Awards” will air live on Sunday, June 3, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

Outlook for Dark Knight Rises is really good right now. Everything from the haunting imagery of Gotham being (literally) reduced to smithereens by Bane, to footage showcasing “The Bat” (a.k.a. the Bat-Jet) as an impressive new vehicle for the Caped Crusader – and the sheer emotional intensity of everything DKR-related to date, points towards Christopher Nolan’s movie being an epic finale to his Batman trilogy.

Be sure to check back on Screen Rant in the future for more Dark Knight Rises goodies – including, whatever footage is shown at the MTV Movie Awards ceremony.

The Dark Knight Rises in theaters around the U.S. on July 20th, 2012.

Source: Warner Bros. India