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'Dark Knight Rises' Screens First Rough Cut as 'Avengers' Sets April Premiere Date

March 17, 2012 (1:35 am) GMT
As Christopher Nolan screens the first rough cut of the Batman film to Warner Bros.' top executives, Marvel Studios announces the Earth Mightiest Heroes pic will have its world premiere on April 11.

Director Christopher Nolan has almost completed "". While moviegoers will have to wait until July 20 to watch the highly anticipated DC Comics film, Warner Bros.' executives have had the opportunity to see Nolan's first cut of the last installment of his Batman trilogy.

Multiple insiders revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that on Friday, March 16, Nolan has presented a rough cut of the much awaited Caped Crusader pic to Warners' toppers. Those who attended the screening included chief Jeff Robinov and production president Greg Silverman.

Since the -starring superhero flick will not open until summer, Nolan still has enough time to fine-tune the movie. Sources told THR that the British filmmaker has been busy on the Warners lot in the past few days after finishing months-long shooting and editing process.

Also starring , , , , and , "The Dark Knight Rises" is set 8 years after the events in "". Terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to their limits, and forcing Batman to resurface after taking the fall for Havey Dent's crimes.

While "Dark Knight Rises" rough cut has just been introduced to Warners' executive, rival mega-budgeted superhero film "" has set the date for its world premiere. Also on Friday, Marvel Studios announced that the Earth Mightiest Heroes film is set to hold its special screening on Wednesday, April 11.

The world premiere is scheduled to take place at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre. The all-star cast members, , , , , , , , , and , are all expected to hit the red carpet before a 7.00 A.M. screening.

"The Avengers" itself will open wide in the U.S. theaters on May 4. In the upcoming film, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye and the Hulk must team up to fight the greatest foe no single hero could ever withstand.

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