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<p>Actor and cast member Tom Hardy attends the world premiere of the movie "The Dark Knight Rises" in New York July 16, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly</p>

Actor and cast member Tom Hardy attends the world premiere of the movie "The Dark Knight Rises" in New York July 16, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Actor and cast member Tom Hardy attends the world premiere of the movie "The Dark Knight Rises" in New York July 16, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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<p>Christian Bale speaks with members of the media as he attends the world premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in New York July 16, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly</p>

Christian Bale speaks with members of the media as he attends the world premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in New York July 16, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Christian Bale speaks with members of the media as he attends the world premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in New York July 16, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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<p>Anne Hathaway (R) hugs Gloria Steinem, an activist, during the world premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in New York July 16, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly</p>

Anne Hathaway (R) hugs Gloria Steinem, an activist, during the world premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in New York July 16, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Anne Hathaway (R) hugs Gloria Steinem, an activist, during the world premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in New York July 16, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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<p>Cast member Marion Cotillard attends the world premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in New York July 16, 2012. REUTERS/ Andrew Kelly</p>

Cast member Marion Cotillard attends the world premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in New York July 16, 2012. REUTERS/ Andrew Kelly

Cast member Marion Cotillard attends the world premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in New York July 16, 2012. REUTERS/ Andrew Kelly

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<p>Gary Oldman (L), Christian Bale (C), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt take the stage to introduce a clip from "The Dark Knight Rises" at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles June 3, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

Gary Oldman (L), Christian Bale (C), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt take the stage to introduce a clip from "The Dark Knight Rises" at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles June 3, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Gary Oldman (L), Christian Bale (C), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt take the stage to introduce a clip from "The Dark Knight Rises" at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles June 3, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>A security guards keeps watch over "The Tumbler" Batmobile and the two-wheeled "Bat-Pod" in downtown Toronto June 6, 2012.   REUTERS/Bob Strong </p>

A security guards keeps watch over "The Tumbler" Batmobile and the two-wheeled "Bat-Pod" in downtown Toronto June 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bob Strong

A security guards keeps watch over "The Tumbler" Batmobile and the two-wheeled "Bat-Pod" in downtown Toronto June 6, 2012. REUTERS/Bob Strong

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<p>Pete Mendoza of Los Angeles, dressed as The Joker from the Batman movies, walks outside the exhibit halls at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California July 12, 2012. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson</p>

Pete Mendoza of Los Angeles, dressed as The Joker from the Batman movies, walks outside the exhibit halls at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California July 12, 2012. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson

Pete Mendoza of Los Angeles, dressed as The Joker from the Batman movies, walks outside the exhibit halls at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California July 12, 2012. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson

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<p>Batman fans try to take pictures of actress Anne Hathaway as she attends the world premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in New York July 16, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly</p>

Batman fans try to take pictures of actress Anne Hathaway as she attends the world premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in New York July 16, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Batman fans try to take pictures of actress Anne Hathaway as she attends the world premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in New York July 16, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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<p>Retired Brazilian police officer Andre Luiz Pinheiro, 50, dressed as super-hero Batman, is greeted by a dog in Taubate city, Sao Paulo state March 26, 2012. Pinheiro has been called to help police patrol the crime-ridden streets of Taubate, in Brazil. He was officially presented on March 17 in the districts with the highest crime rates in Sao Paulo state. Police captain Warley Takeo, one of the policemen who decided to bring in the character to help them fight drug traffickers, said the measure would bring long-term benefits. Takeo said making a connection between the police and Batman would help children have a clearer idea of good and bad.   REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio</p>

Retired Brazilian police officer Andre Luiz Pinheiro, 50, dressed as super-hero Batman, is greeted by a dog in Taubate city, Sao Paulo state March 26, 2012. Pinheiro has been called to help police patrol the crime-ridden streets of Taubate, in...more

Retired Brazilian police officer Andre Luiz Pinheiro, 50, dressed as super-hero Batman, is greeted by a dog in Taubate city, Sao Paulo state March 26, 2012. Pinheiro has been called to help police patrol the crime-ridden streets of Taubate, in Brazil. He was officially presented on March 17 in the districts with the highest crime rates in Sao Paulo state. Police captain Warley Takeo, one of the policemen who decided to bring in the character to help them fight drug traffickers, said the measure would bring long-term benefits. Takeo said making a connection between the police and Batman would help children have a clearer idea of good and bad. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

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<p>Morgan Freeman, Katie Holmes and Christian Bale pose for photographers during a photo call in a downtown hotel in Rome June 16, 2005.    REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico</p>

Morgan Freeman, Katie Holmes and Christian Bale pose for photographers during a photo call in a downtown hotel in Rome June 16, 2005. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

Morgan Freeman, Katie Holmes and Christian Bale pose for photographers during a photo call in a downtown hotel in Rome June 16, 2005. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

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<p>The "Catwoman" suit worn by Michelle Pfeiffer in 1992's "Batman Returns" is displayed during a media preview for the "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York May 5, 2008.    REUTERS/Patrick Andrade</p>

The "Catwoman" suit worn by Michelle Pfeiffer in 1992's "Batman Returns" is displayed during a media preview for the "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York May 5, 2008. REUTERS/Patrick Andrade more

The "Catwoman" suit worn by Michelle Pfeiffer in 1992's "Batman Returns" is displayed during a media preview for the "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York May 5, 2008. REUTERS/Patrick Andrade

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<p>Christian Bale signs autographs at the UK premiere of "The Dark Knight" in Leicester Square in central London July 21, 2008.    REUTERS/Toby Melville</p>

Christian Bale signs autographs at the UK premiere of "The Dark Knight" in Leicester Square in central London July 21, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Christian Bale signs autographs at the UK premiere of "The Dark Knight" in Leicester Square in central London July 21, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>The late Heath Ledger's picture is displayed after he wins the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in "The Dark Knight" during the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn</p>

The late Heath Ledger's picture is displayed after he wins the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in "The Dark Knight" during the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

The late Heath Ledger's picture is displayed after he wins the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in "The Dark Knight" during the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>Cast member Gary Oldman accepts the award for Heath Ledger for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for "The Dark Knight" at the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 25, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

Cast member Gary Oldman accepts the award for Heath Ledger for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for "The Dark Knight" at the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 25, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni more

Cast member Gary Oldman accepts the award for Heath Ledger for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for "The Dark Knight" at the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 25, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>The family of Heath Ledger, mother Sally Bell (L), father Kim Ledger and sister Kate Ledger, pose with the Oscar for best supporting actor for "The Dark Knight" backstage at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

The family of Heath Ledger, mother Sally Bell (L), father Kim Ledger and sister Kate Ledger, pose with the Oscar for best supporting actor for "The Dark Knight" backstage at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2009....more

The family of Heath Ledger, mother Sally Bell (L), father Kim Ledger and sister Kate Ledger, pose with the Oscar for best supporting actor for "The Dark Knight" backstage at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Christian Bale accepts the award for Favorite On Screen Match Up for "The Dark Knight" at the 35th annual People's Choice awards in Los Angeles January 7, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

Christian Bale accepts the award for Favorite On Screen Match Up for "The Dark Knight" at the 35th annual People's Choice awards in Los Angeles January 7, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Christian Bale accepts the award for Favorite On Screen Match Up for "The Dark Knight" at the 35th annual People's Choice awards in Los Angeles January 7, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>A visitor dressed like the Joker character from the movie "The Dark Knight" walks during the 40th annual Comic Con Convention in San Diego July 23, 2009. The convention runs July 23-26. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

A visitor dressed like the Joker character from the movie "The Dark Knight" walks during the 40th annual Comic Con Convention in San Diego July 23, 2009. The convention runs July 23-26. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A visitor dressed like the Joker character from the movie "The Dark Knight" walks during the 40th annual Comic Con Convention in San Diego July 23, 2009. The convention runs July 23-26. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>A man wearing a Batman costume gestures towards a bull in an improvised bullring during the annual bullfight festival in Zapote, near San Jose December 30, 2010.   REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate</p>

A man wearing a Batman costume gestures towards a bull in an improvised bullring during the annual bullfight festival in Zapote, near San Jose December 30, 2010. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

A man wearing a Batman costume gestures towards a bull in an improvised bullring during the annual bullfight festival in Zapote, near San Jose December 30, 2010. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

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<p>Zoltan Kohari, known as the Slovak Batman, leaves home from second-story window in town of Dunajska Streda, some 34 miles (55 km) south of Bratislava March 9, 2012. Kohari, who is 26 years old, lives alone in an abandoned building without water, heat or electricity. For local residents he became known as the hero in a Batman's costume. While he has not fought crime yet, he does believe in justice and wants to help the police. In the mean time, Kohari, who is poor, does what he can to help the residents to make their daily life easier. In return, some of these residents give him food. Picture   REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa</p>

Zoltan Kohari, known as the Slovak Batman, leaves home from second-story window in town of Dunajska Streda, some 34 miles (55 km) south of Bratislava March 9, 2012. Kohari, who is 26 years old, lives alone in an abandoned building without water, heat...more

Zoltan Kohari, known as the Slovak Batman, leaves home from second-story window in town of Dunajska Streda, some 34 miles (55 km) south of Bratislava March 9, 2012. Kohari, who is 26 years old, lives alone in an abandoned building without water, heat or electricity. For local residents he became known as the hero in a Batman's costume. While he has not fought crime yet, he does believe in justice and wants to help the police. In the mean time, Kohari, who is poor, does what he can to help the residents to make their daily life easier. In return, some of these residents give him food. Picture REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa

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<p>The 'Batmobile' arrives for the European Premiere of The Dark Knight in Leicester Square in central London July 21 2008.  REUTERS/Toby Melville</p>

The 'Batmobile' arrives for the European Premiere of The Dark Knight in Leicester Square in central London July 21 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The 'Batmobile' arrives for the European Premiere of The Dark Knight in Leicester Square in central London July 21 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Christian Bale (R) and Morgan Freeman (L) take part in the shooting of "Batman: The Dark Knight" in Hong Kong November 9, 2007.    REUTERS/Herbert Tsang (CHINA)</p>

Christian Bale (R) and Morgan Freeman (L) take part in the shooting of "Batman: The Dark Knight" in Hong Kong November 9, 2007. REUTERS/Herbert Tsang (CHINA)

Christian Bale (R) and Morgan Freeman (L) take part in the shooting of "Batman: The Dark Knight" in Hong Kong November 9, 2007. REUTERS/Herbert Tsang (CHINA)

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<p>An actor dressed as Batman is seen during the shooting of the latest Batman movie "The Dark Knight" on International Finance Center Tower 2 in Hong Kong November 9, 2007.    REUTERS/Herbert Tsang</p>

An actor dressed as Batman is seen during the shooting of the latest Batman movie "The Dark Knight" on International Finance Center Tower 2 in Hong Kong November 9, 2007. REUTERS/Herbert Tsang

An actor dressed as Batman is seen during the shooting of the latest Batman movie "The Dark Knight" on International Finance Center Tower 2 in Hong Kong November 9, 2007. REUTERS/Herbert Tsang

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<p>Fans take photographs as the crew of "Batman: The Dark Knight" starts the first day of shooting in Hong Kong November 9, 2007.   REUTERS/Herbert Tsang </p>

Fans take photographs as the crew of "Batman: The Dark Knight" starts the first day of shooting in Hong Kong November 9, 2007. REUTERS/Herbert Tsang

Fans take photographs as the crew of "Batman: The Dark Knight" starts the first day of shooting in Hong Kong November 9, 2007. REUTERS/Herbert Tsang

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<p>Producer Charles Roven (2nd L), director Christopher Nolan (3rd L), actor Christian Bale (3rd R), actor Morgan Freeman (2nd R) and executive producer Kevin De La Novy (R) attend a news conference for "Batman: The Dark Knight" in Hong Kong, November 9, 2007. REUTERS/Herbert Tsang</p>

Producer Charles Roven (2nd L), director Christopher Nolan (3rd L), actor Christian Bale (3rd R), actor Morgan Freeman (2nd R) and executive producer Kevin De La Novy (R) attend a news conference for "Batman: The Dark Knight" in Hong Kong, November...more

Producer Charles Roven (2nd L), director Christopher Nolan (3rd L), actor Christian Bale (3rd R), actor Morgan Freeman (2nd R) and executive producer Kevin De La Novy (R) attend a news conference for "Batman: The Dark Knight" in Hong Kong, November 9, 2007. REUTERS/Herbert Tsang

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