Just as fast as it was leaked on the Internet, a six-minute video clip of The Dark Knight Rises highly anticipated prologue was removed by request of Warner Bros on Thursday.
The six-minute teaser scene features Tom Hardy as the villain Bane hijacking a military plane in what is arguably the most kick butt scene in the franchise's history.
However, the leaked clip was removed after requests from Warner Bros., as the clip was apparent bootleg footage from a private pre-screening, offered by Warner Bros. for anxious viewers. Reuters said the clip looked like it was captured on a Fisher-Price PXL camera with a Vaseline-coated lens and manned by a hummingbird.
The Dark Knight Rises is one of the most highly-anticipated films for 2012's summer box office season, with a July 2012 release date. The final installment for Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy features Tom Hardy as Bane, along with Christian Bale, Liam Neeson, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard.
The six-minute clip was shown during the previews of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol at select IMAX locations on Wednesday, giving fans an opportunity to see the beginning as part of the promotion for the film. The snippet was uploaded to the Web on Thursday and removed later that day.
MTV called the leaked clip worthy enough to make your jaw drop. However, some viewers said they couldn't understand what Bane was saying, as he was mumbling in a deep tone in words which were indistinguishable.
While the clip was removed, one user over at The Blemish was kind enough to transcribe dialogue for those who haven't seen it or didn't understand it initially, though it's hard to enjoy without the amazing action sequence to accompany it.
Here's a transcript of the dialogue for The Dark Knight Rises prologue six-minute leaked clip courtesy of The Blemish and, as an added bonus, the trailer for the film slated for a July 2012 release.
Jim Gordon: I knew Harvey Dent. I was his friend. And it will be a very long time before some one inspires us like he did. I believed in Harvey Dent. . . . .
[Plane outside in the middle of nowhere]
CIA: Dr. Pavel, I'm with the CIA.
Militia: He wasn't alone.
CIA: You don't get to bring friends.
Dr. Pavel: They're not my friends.
Militia: Don't worry, I'll vouch for them.
CIA: And why would I want them?
Militia: They were trying to grab your prize. They work for the mercenary. The masked man..
CIA: Bane??! ...... Get them on board, I'll call it in
CIA: The flight plan I just filed with the agency list me, my men, Dr. Pavel here. But only one of you!
[PLANE DOOR OPENS]
CIA: First one to talk gets to stay on the aircraft!!!
CIA: Who paid you to grab Dr. Pavel? [No answer, gun fire past head out open door] He didn't fly so well! [Pulls guy back in to plane] Who wants to try next? Tell me about Bane!! Why does he wear the mask!?! A lot of loyalty for a hired gun!!
BANE: [Still has black hood on] Perhaps he's wondering why someone would shoot a man before throwing him out of a plane.
CIA: At least you can talk. Who are you?
BANE: It doesn't matter who we are, what matters is our plan.
[CIA SLOWLY TAKES OFF HOOD]
BANE: No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.
CIA: If I pull that off would you die.
BANE: It would be extreamly painful....
CIA: You're a big guy!
BANE: For you!
CIA: Was getting caught part of your plan?
BANE: Of course..... Dr. Pavel refused our offer in favor of yours, we had to find out what he told you about us.
Dr. Pavel: Nothing! I said nothing!!!
CIA: Well congratulations! You got yourself caught!
CIA Operative: Sir!
CIA: Now whats the next STEP in your master plane?!
BANE: Crashing this plane!........With no survivors!
[FIGHTING ON PLANE, OUTSIDE MERCENARIES ARE SHOOTING IN TO THE CABIN, BANE PUNCH'S CIA IN THE FACE AND KNOCKS HIM OUT. HOOK SMALL PLANE UP TO THE CARGO PLANE AND BEGIN TO PULL IT VERTICAL. BLOW THE TAIL OFF OF THE NOW VERTICAL PLANE. TWO MERCENARIES COME IN WITH A BODY BAG, OPEN BODY BAG AND PULL OUT BLOOD TRANSFUSION TUBING AND BANE GRABS DR. PAVEL AND HOLDS HIM WITH ONE ARM WHILE HE INSERTS THE NEEDLE IN HIS ARM. BLOOD FLOWS IN TO THE BODY IN THE BODY BAG WHILE A MAN PUMPS THE DEAD MANS HEART AND PAVEL IS STRUGGLING. BANE HOOKS THE DR UP TO A HARNESS, ONE OF THE MEN THAT WAS BROUGHT ON THE PLANE WITH BANE BEGINS TO HOOK UP TO ANOTHER HARNESS.]
BANE: NO (Puts his arm on man's shoulder) They expect one of us in the wreckage brother!
FOLLOWER: We started a fire?
BANE: The fire rises!
[DR. PAVEL IS SCREAMING]
BANE: Calm down Doctor. Now's not the time for fear. That comes later!!!
[BANE PRESSES DOWN ON A TRIGGER SWITCH AND THE PLANE FALLS FROM AROUND THEM AND THEY ARE BEING PULLED BY THE CARGO PLANE.]