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By Kyle Auger
Sports Editor

Director Christopher Nolan is finishing the wildly popular Batman trilogy with the star-studded The Dark Knight Rises.

For dedicated fans, the new movie includes some new favorite characters from the comic series including Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and Bane (Tom Hardy). The excitement for the film has been building extremely quickly; already midnight showings have been sold out nearly 8 months in advance.

The first two movies in the series were instant classics with Christain Bale still starring as the Dark Knight after playing the role beautifully in the first films. The real tragedy of the series is the loss of Heath Ledger. Ledger played an amazingly complex character in the Joker, and director Christopher Nolan said he would never cast another actor to play his role after Ledger’s amazing performance.

Despite the loss of a true star, the movie is still looking better than the rest and the anticipation is overbearing.