Want to watch The Dark Knight Rises Trailer on YouTube? The link your friend sent you yesterday might not work. If you Google The Dark Knight Rises Trailer, you'll probably find outdated articles containing embedded videos that have been taken down already.
(There are, however, still viewable copies floating around on YouTube and other video Web sites.)
That's because Warner Bros. has been actively hunting down videos of the trailer and asking websites like YouTube to take it down, citing copyright infringement.
The video clip actually wasn't the official trailer; it was a sneak peak played before showings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. The clips of the sneak peak that surfaced online were illegally obtained.
The trailer begins with the words, Every Hero Has A Journey across the screen.
It then goes to scenes from the first movie from the series, Batman Begins, with overlaying words from Ra's al Ghul (Liam Neeson) saying, If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, then you become something else entirely, a legend, Mr. Wayne, a legend.
It displays the words, Every Hero Has An End.
The final image is of Batman facing off with Bane. Batman looks a little scared of the giant villain and is shown backing down from him.
The real trailer will be released on July 18, according to IMDB. Meanwhile, enjoy below the legal materials that Warner Bros. has released so far.
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