It Begins! First Image of Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises; Viral Campaign Launches

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Filming began yesterday for what will (according to me anyways) be the best movie of all time.  We now have learned that the film’s viral campaign has started.  For those who were remember or took part in the alternate-reality game (ARG) for The Dark Knight, you will remember just how big and exciting it was.

The Dark Knight Rises opens July 20, 2012 and today, the official website (thedarkknightrises.com) launched.  Here is what I can tell you now, the audio on the website is obviously some weird chant but every time someone tweets the hashtag #thefirerises, a new image appears on this site. The tiny image is your Twitter profile pic, but they’re being arranged in  a way as to show a larger image.

Some nerds went ahead and ruined the fun by digging through the source code and uncovered the image being built was the first image of Tom Hardy as Bane. [image via Batman-News]

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