Originally posted on Blitzburgh Blog  |  Last updated 12/19/11

CLEVELAND - DECEMBER 10: Hines Ward #86 and James Farrior #51 of the Pittsburgh Steelers stand on the sideline during the game against the Cleveland Browns on December 10, 2009 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won the game 13-6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

This is going to be epic. The theatrical trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, filmed in Pittsburgh, hit the Internet early this week. It's the first footage we've seen from the filming that took place at Heinz Field starring Hines Ward and many other Steelers. (The full list is Ben Roethlisberger, Hines Ward, Willie Colon, Maurkice Pouncey, Mike Wallace, Heath Miller, Aaron Smith, Ryan Clark, Troy Polamalu, James Farrior and Casey Hampton.)

Ward is prominently featured in the trailer, as is Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl. Heinz Field looks pretty freakin' awesome too, though the field explosion effects leave a little to be desired. 

Here's the video (could get taken down at any time):

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Here are some stills from the trailer featuring a few familar faces:

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Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl kicking off to Hines Ward


Hines Ward returning the kickoff while the field explodes



Ward having a WTF moment



 

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