‘Dark Knight Rises’ Movie Awards Footage: What We Saw

Brand-new footage gives fans terrifying insight into Bane, who may be Batman's most menacing enemy ever.
By Kevin P. Sullivan

Tom Hardy as Bane in "Dark Knight Rises"
Photo: Warner Bros.

After weeks of waiting, never-before-seen footage from "The Dark Knight Rises" debuted at the 21st annual MTV Movie Awards, and no matter how much awesomely new material we saw, the clip could never be long enough.

Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and director Christopher Nolan were on hand to present the footage, and they did not let us down. The montage included brand-new scenes with Catwoman, more footage of the aerial vehicle, the Bat, and a terrifying shot of Bane, sure to stay burned in the collective memory of Batman fans.

Here's our take on the new "Dark Knight Rises" footage.

The Batcave
It may seem like a silly thing to look forward to when you consider all the action and chemically enhanced super villains in the film, but the Batcave will be making a welcome return for the final installment of Nolan's Batman trilogy. The secret lair took one movie off after it burned to the ground in "Batman Begins," but the newest footage from the movie shows the underground sanctuary up-and-running with a shiny, new Batsuit case to boot.

The Bat's Best Friend
The latest round of TV spots has shown us the more playful side to Nolan's take on Selina Kyle. Like any good version of Catwoman, she's going to tease Bruce Wayne, maybe play a little hard to get, but when it comes down to it, she isn't all that bad. The last trailer even showed her fighting alongside the Caped Crusader. In the MTV Movie Awards footage, the best part of the segment came when a frightened guard turned the corner to come face-to-face with Kyle, who gave him a little tip. "He's behind you," she said, of course referring to the upside down Batman, waiting to pounce. The clip made us incredibly excited to find out just how well these two work together.

"Let the Games Begin"
It appears that Bane has one thing on his mind: Taking Gotham for his own. It starts with the destruction of the football stadium during the Gotham Rogues game, and if the clip is any indication, Bane seems to be pretty successful in his takeover initially. We see his thugs dragging a man into a chair as if he's about to face the judge, jury and executioner. Men with guns freely roam the wintry streets of Gotham. The new footage makes us wonder just how bad things get before Batman is (hopefully) able to save the day.

That Shot Of Bane
You know the one. Near the very end of the segment, Batman and Bane charge at each other, like we've seen a dozen times before in trailers and TV spots. Only this time, Bane grabs Batman's fist as he tries to throw a punch, and the look on Tom Hardy's face is terrifying. It's the kind of look that instantly makes you believe Selina Kyle in the next scene when she says, "That you should be as afraid of him as I am." Believe us, Catwoman, we saw the look on his face. We're afraid.

Jaw-dropping, heart-pounding, gut-busting moments galore. See what just happened at the 21st annual MTV Movie Awards!

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