Earlier today, TheDarkKnightRises.com went viral and unleashed a firestorm upon twitter with the realization that tweeting the hashtag #thefirerises would give us our first look at an official image from the Christopher Nolan directed movie.
The image was of Tom Hardy as Bane!
A few hours ago I received a tweet from @thefirerises with a link to the completed image which is much larger than the initial one that hit the net. You can even see Hardy's bacne!
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The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christan 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.
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