Conan O’Brien Debuts Exclusive ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Set Footage


ALTEveryone and their brother is scrambling to get the inside scoop on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. Who are the villains? What do they look like? Is that a new costume? What are they serving the crew for lunch!?

We’ve already seen clips of Tom Hardy as Bane, walking the streets of Pittsburgh like a circus strongman with a Saw trap latched to his head, but thanks to the crafty spy work of funnyman Conan O’Brien, we now have a up-close-and-personal video of Batman duking it out with the hulking villain.

Of course, the video Conan captured is raw footage, which means it hasn’t been layered with the necessary special effects that will make the final product looking like a shiny Hollywood action movie. Keep that in mind when you watch this:

After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.