For the last year or so, Christopher Nolan has been on a crusade of secrecy regarding his upcoming blockbuster epic "The Dark Knight Rises." What's the plot going to be? He won't say. Who is going to be in it? He won't tell us that either. Is the sky blue? Maybe, maybe not, we'll just have to wait and see.
So it's a little ironic that not only has information leaked now that the movie has begun shooting, but actual footage of Batman fighting Bane has not only been aired on the local news, but is now available for viewing right here on the internet. And we've got it.
Of course, that goes with the territory when you decide to film outdoors in the middle of a major city like Pittsburgh, as "The Dark Knight Rises" is currently doing.
Still, Nolan must be tearing his hair out over the fact that scenes from the film, including a massive brawl between Gotham cops and Bane's minions -- not to mention Batman (Christian Bale) and Bane (Tom Hardy) themselves -- aired on Pittsburgh TV station WPXI.
What's bad news for Nolan, though, is great news for us. So if you've been pacing the floor for the last year trying to wring even the tiniest tease of "Dark Knight Rises" info out of the internet, this is your lucky day. Here it is, Batman fighting Bane in the streets of
Pittsburgh Gotham, courtesy of WPXI and Ain't It Cool News: