An alleged description for the prologue to The Dark Knight Rises has surfaced online.
The six-minute prologue, which will air before Mission: Impossible 4 in select IMAX theatres, reportedly features Bane (Tom Hardy) hijacking a plane carrying a military dictator, according to Rama's Screen.
A source told the website: "Bane and his mercenaries hijack a military plane transporting a dictator of a country which is in unrest (think Saddam Hussein type figure).
"He successfully kills the leader, but makes some mistakes along the way and is unable to safely land the plane.
"Because of the resulting injuries from the accident, he has to undergo complicated surgeries and that is how he winds up with that scar down his neck and the need for the mask to numb the pain."
The first full-length trailer for The Dark Knight Rises is rumoured to be debuting in December ahead of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
Hardy recently described the villainous Bane as a terrorist who will not hesitate to murder innocent people.
The Dark Knight Rises opens in cinemas on July 20, 2012.
Watch the Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer below: