There have been a number of pictures posted from the set of The Dark Knight Rises.  Some of the newest ones show Batman and Bane fighting.  That was an inevitable fact and nothing has really been spoiled about the movie so far.  There are little things in the pictures that have got me thinking there is more going on than meets the eye.  This may or may not contain spoilers.  It is merely my theories based on the evidence provided.

First of all the fight is taking place in broad daylight.  That’s unusual for Batman who we haven’t seen out on the streets before nightfall.  Something Bane has cooked up has drawn him out during the day to confront him.  Also with shoot taking place just a few days ago, you can clearly see snow falling, which leads to the point that the film is taking place in the winter months of Gotham.

Next you can see Gotham police fighting with Bane’s henchmen most likely while he and Batman slug it out.  From the pictures it looks like Batman is getting the best of Bane or at least holding his own.  It’s hard to say when in the movie this would be occurring.  It could be a final confrontation between Batman and Bane.

Lastly the most puzzling piece of information.  In some of the pictures we see Marion Cottilard with a group of armed men that clearly aren’t Gotham policemen.  Are they working for Bane and does that mean that she is also working for Bane?  My theory is that perhaps she and the men with her might be working for Ra’s al Ghul.  We see Cottilard’s character at one point standing on top of one of the tumbler vehicles.  Could all of this this mean that Cottilard could indeed be playing Ra’s al Ghul’s daughter Talia?

At this point it is impossible to tell what is going on and everything I’ve just talked about is pure speculation.  I guess we’ll just have to wait until next summer to find out for sure.