You might remember a few years ago when you could see the opening heist sequence of The Dark Knight if you bought a ticket to watch Pokemon 2000 or whatever it was that was out before The Dark Knight was released. Well, our friends at Warner Brothers are doing the same thing again with the highly anticipated sequel, The Dark Knight Rises. WB has announced that the first few minutes of the movie will be released on December 21st. What is the opening scene going to be? No one knows for sure, except that it's "an introduction to Bane, and a taste of the rest of the film."

Now, the part about how/where you'll actually get to see the clip is a bit unclear. The rumor for some time has been that the sneak peek would be attached to Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, which does indeed have a wide release date of December 21st. But AMC theaters recently released a statement that said only 70mm IMAX screens would show the clip, although that statement was quickly yanked after it was made. So, maybe plan on just catching it on your computer screen? I'm sure it'll be just as good.

Oh, one more thing: Some photos from the movie have surfaced, which I've posted below out of the goodness of my heart. You're welcome. (The Playlist)