"We were in this together. And then you are gone. And now this evil rises. The Batman has to come back."

"What if he is doesn't exist anymore?"

"He must.  He must."

That's the key scene in the new teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" rises.  A hospital bed bound Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) pleading with Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale, off camera) to put on the cowl and cape of the Batman once more.  Will he do it?  Obviously, if he didn't it would put a major damper on Warner Bros.' expected summer 2012 blockbuster, but perhaps these words from Ra's al Ghul (Liam Neeson) provide some hints:

"If you make yourself more than just a man. If you devote yourself to an ideal. Than you become something else entirely.  A legend Mr. Wayne. A legend."

Or, just the final shot of the trailer which appear to find Batman getting ready to spar with a muscle-bound Bane (Tom Hardy).

No doubt many saw this preview before "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2," but WB decided to wait for an official online launch today. 

What do you think of this year-early tease?  Share your thoughts below.