The Dark Knight Rises SPOILER Set Images: Batman vs. Bane

Oh boy. Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. are probably going to pitch a collective gall stone when they find out about this, but check out Christian Bale as Batman and Tom Hardy as Bale slugging it out on a new batch of “The Dark Knight Rises” movie set images. Needless to say, SPOILERS GALORE, so don’t say you weren’t warned.

The scene supposedly takes place on the front steps of Gotham City Hall (via Pittsburgh, PA) and as you can see from the fake snow flurry around the shot, it’s apparently going to be snowing in Gotham City when the fight takes place. Kinda feel bad for both of these guys having to wear those get-up in this heat wave, huh? Especially Bale. Sheesh. Let’s all hope the Batsuit is sweat-proof.

I’ll be honest with you, I’m not sure about Bane’s outfit. He looks way more paramilitary than his comic book roots, but I suppose that was the only path they could have gone with the character. Then again, the main character runs around in a rubber bat suit, so yeah, not sure how realistic that is, but whatever, it’s Christopher Nolan, I’m sure he’ll make it work.

“The Dark Knight Rises” opens July 20th, 2012, and stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, and Nestor Carbonell.