Director Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises is set to hit theaters nationwide July 20, bringing an end to this blockbuster Batman trilogy. The Dark Knight himself, played by Christian Bale, graces the cover of this week's Entertainment Weekly. Take a look at this magazine cover below, and read on to see what Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan revealed about their Bat finale.

<strong><em>The Dark Knight Rises</em></strong> EW Cover

Christian Bale talked about the pressure he put on himself while filming The Dark Knight Rises, because he owes it to the fans.

"I can tell you the truth because I'm done with it: I felt immense pressure. And I think it's a good pressure, because you owe it to the films - and the people's expectations - to make great work."

Christopher Nolan also addressed the controversy surrounding Tom Hardy's incomprehensible villain Bane.

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"I think when people see the film, things will come into focus. Bane is very complex and very interesting and when people see the finished film people will be very entertained by him."

This upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly will be available on newsstands everywhere Friday, January 13.