We really shouldn't jump to conclusions based on vague images released by movie studios in order to drum up publicity for their films, but this new teaser poster for 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises" is pretty buzzworthy.
The one-sheet features a beefed-up Tom Hardy as Bane walking away from a crushed Batman mask. BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Something tells us we're going to have to do a lot more guessing before "The Dark Knight Rises" comes out in the summer of 2012.
In the meantime, we can keep ourselves occupied by staring at this poster and plotting how many screenings of "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" we'll attend so we can obsess over the "DKR" prologue that's airing with the trailers beforehand.
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