Christopher Nolan has reportedly screened his first cut of highly-anticipated Batman film Dark Knight Rises for movie bosses approval.
The director screened the final movie in his Batman trilogy starring Christian Bale to Warner Bros top executives, including film chief Jeff Robinov and production president Greg Silverman, sources have told The Hollywood Reporter.
The film is not due for release until July 20, 2012, so Nolan has allowed himself plenty of time to "fine tune" the movie as the Warner Bros executives see fit.
Insiders say the Inception director has been spending a lot of time at the production company's headquarters during the past few days, following a month of shoot and editing on the action thriller.
The first trailer for the movie was released in December. But fans took to the internet to complain they couldn't understand what new Batman villain Bane played by Tom Hardy, was saying.
Bane's super-power comes from a drug that he continuously inhales. The trailer shows him wearing a mask that covers his nose and mouth, muffling his speech.
But it was reported Nolan only planned to make slight alterations to the character's speech as he wanted to work his audience hard.
Batman star Bale returns in the new film, along with Sir Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman, and a string of new stars joining the cast including Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard.