Holy smokes Batman! A new snap of Tom Hardy as The Dark Knight Rises‘ super villain Bane has the blogosphere going absolutely bonkers at the moment. The film’s new website — TheDarkKnightRises.com — was just unveiled, too, with a spooky sound bite.
So what’s this weird snippet all about? According to Slash Film, one ultra-smart super fan cracked the code behind it by analyzing “the visual spectrum of that audio file.” Come to find out, there was a hidden Twitter hashtag, #thefirerises, and “when tweeted, slowly revealed, pixel by pixel, some kind of image on the site.” Voilà! There’s Bane in all his bulked-up beauty!
The Dark Knight Rises, which is currently filming in select London neighborhoods, arrives in U.S. theaters next July.
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