Batman and Bane Square Off in New <i>Dark Knight Rises</i> Images

Christopher Nolan seems to have given up his famously secretive ways with The Dark Knight Rises, between shooting seemingly important fight scenes out in the open and having the Wraith sitting out where all can see. Now, we're finally seeing some actual set photos, thanks to Empire, Comic Book Movie and Collider.

The scans, from the new issue of Empire, clearly show Batman and Bane about to square off, Batman standing over a group of felled henchmen, Bane on his own Tumbler holding what looks like a picture of Harvey Dent, and a few others.

As always, expect all kinds of speculation to flow with the release of these new images. We'll even throw out a suggestion: Bane is stumping for Dent in the upcoming election where he is running against Batman for president. Discuss.

Opening July 20, The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman.

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