First description of Dark Knight Rises prologue includes one shocking image

Some lucky movie-goers will get to see the first six minutes of The Dark Knight Rises before select IMAX screenings of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol next week. A few writers were lucky enough to get an early look at this thrilling footage, and the first details are leaking out.

Spoilers ahead...

It appears the rumors were true: the prologue involves Bane on a plane. In particular, there's a trio of masked hostages that some apparent terrorists are trading to the CIA for cash. The CIA guys start interrogating the three captives, trying to pressure them into giving up Bane's location, and it's clear that Bane is a big fish to these guys. And then — surprise! — one of the hostages turns out to be Bane himself, who's almost impossible to understand due to his Darth Vader-y breathing apparatus and weird accent. The CIA guy asks Bane if it was his plan to get caught — and Bane responds that it was his plan to crash this plane. Which he does, using a bigger plane that swoops down with metal cables and a squad of commandos. (No Trog and Bird, I guess.)

The prologue ends with a few glimpses of other scenes, like the "Batwing chasing the Batmobile" scene that we've all seen set photos from. And a bit of Batman punching Bane in front of a riot. And Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. And finally, a startling glimpse of Bane holding Batman's shredded, ruined cowl in his fist. [The Daily Beast]