Six Minutes of <i>Dark Knight Rises</i> Attached to <i>Mission: Impossible 4</i>?

Following word that The Dark Knight Rises might film at the Occupy Wall Street protest while in New York City, comes another rumor, this one from /Film, stating that viewers may a six-minute prologue to the latest Batflick in December.

The footage will supposedly be attached to Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol IMAX prints, which will come out five days before wide release (Dec. 16 and 21, respectively).

/Film says the source is trustworthy, and we have no reason to doubt that, but considering the amount of rumors and speculation that have swirled around this production already, color us skeptical. For one thing, the movies are from different studios, with The Dark Knight Rises from Warner Bros. and Ghost Protocol from Paramount. However, as the website points out, the Mission: Impossible sequel has the biggest run of any film in IMAX around that time, so a deal could've been made. We also question whether WB would put footage for a highly anticipated sequel only on IMAX screens. Wouldn't the studio want to get the prologue out in front of as many eyes as possible?

Like most Batman movie news, we recommend taking this with a grain of salt. In fact, we all might benefit from getting our own tiny Bat-themed shakers until the movie's release next summer.

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