After an intense buzz surrounding purported Batman Dark Knight Rises trailers over the weekend, the official version is set to be released some time today, according to HDR.
Over the weekend, quite a few grainy versions of a Dark Knight Rises trailer circulated the internet, though Warner Bros. tried its best to take down as many as it could for copyright infringement.
The version circulating on the Internet was unveiled during Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Part 2 screenings, but Warner Bros. has steadfastly claimed that is not the official version.
That version starts off with the phrase, Every Hero Has a Journey, and then has Liam Neeson, who played Ra's Al Ghul in the first Dark Knight installment, begin to narrate.
Neeson says, 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.
The non-official trailer also offered fans a first look at Bane, the movie's arch villain. Bane had a laughably insignificant role in the widely panned Batman & Robin, but this movie appears more willing to showcase the Bane, played by Tom Hardy, that fans of the comic books are familiar with.
The video briefly shows Batman and Bane fighting after the phrase, Every Hero Has An End, is flashed on the screen.
Bane is hyped as a particularly worthy Batman adversary, known for his cunning smarts and for his physical strength. According to the backstory, Bane had been locked in a prison under a corrupt government where at some point he was injected with a drug called Venom, which gave him extreme strength.
He is known within the Batman universe for breaking Batman's back during a fight, causing much speculation as to whether he will do the same in the last Dark Knight installment.
It's unclear whether the official trailer will feature either Catwoman, played by Anne Hathaway, or detective John Blake, played by Joseph Gordon Leavitt.