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Matt McGloin

The Dark Knight Rises (2012): Operation Early Bird Viral Marketing Campaign Begins!


The Dark Knight Rises viral marketing continues!

Just yesterday, we saw two secret "CIA documents" leaked that suggested a Russian scientist will play some kind of a part in the third Batman installment.

Now, another has hit the net!

And, again, it has to do with this "Dr. Leonid Pavel."

This time the document gets released by the twitter account responsible for giving us a first look at Bane, @thefirerises.

There is even a website,, that has some sort of countdown to Friday, December 9th at 1:00pm ET, with "Operation Early Bird Commences In."

(Note: is on the same server as, and many other Warner Bros. related official sites.)

So what could this be counting down to?

the dark knight rises

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra's al Ghul.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Dark Knight Rises Movie Hub for even more news, trailers and images.