|And people say Hines Ward has lost a step. (YouTube.com)|
"Dark Knight Rises," the latest in the line of Batman movies from Christopher Nolan, is slated to hit theaters in July of 2012. But the full trailer hit the Internets over the weekend and guess who makes a cameo: Hines Ward!
We already knew that a slew of Steelers players were playing roles in the movie as members of the Gotham Rogues, whose home field is set at Heinz Field, but not until my younger brother chatted me on Sunday did I realize that Ward was actually in the preview.
You can check out Ward's appearance at the 1:15 mark below as he runs from not just defenders, but a slew of explosions set by Bane, the movie's villain, who's basically like an evil version of Rob Gronkowski, who is also hell-bent on blowing up Heinz Field (only metaphorically) and quite clearly a efficient killing machine created by scientists.
The trailer is absolutely badass, but, just as an FYI, it's R-rated and slightly scarier than James Harrison.
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