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New 'Dark Knight Rises' Trailer Pits Batman Versus...OWS?

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The final Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale Batman film The Dark Knight Rises, is set for a summer release and has been rated by many as the most anticipated film of the year. Yesterday, the film's first full length trailer scorched through the internet, and gave viewers a look into the plot of the trilogy's end:

One of new character additions to the trilogy is this film is Anne Hathaway playing Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman. Kyle's uneasy dialogue with the film's antagonist Bruce Wayne in the trailer sounds somewhat like a battle cry against the 1 percent:

"You think this is going to last. There is a storm coming Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches. Cause when it hits, your all going to wonder how you ever thought you could live so large, and leave so little for the rest of us."

While secreting going out as the crime fighting Batman by night, Bruce Wayne puts up the facet of a playboy billionaire and chairman of his family's international corporation Wayne Enterprises by day

Director Christopher Nolan scrapped plans to actually film scenes for the film at the protests in November. The director had considered filming outside Zuccotti Park to use the protests as a backdrop or a stand-in for something that he has said already exists in the film. The eerie rendition of the Star Spangled Banner over cross cutting scenes of protest and chaos adds to the vibe reminiscent of the Occupy Wall Street movement that rocked the nation this past fall. The Los Angeles Times notes that "Nolan cut to the issues of the day with 'The Dark Knight' in 2008, posing questions about the appropriate responses to terrorism and the nature of heroism in a post-Sept. 11 world."

The second film of the trilogy, The Dark Knight, was the highest grossing film of 2008. The Dark Knight Rises is set for a July 20, 2012 release.

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