Originally Posted by D.T.
It's a striking image, Bane holding a cracked mask. But it doesn't look like the actual cowl from the bat suit at all.
You're either trolling (and I'm playing right into your hands) or....I don't know. Easily confused by marketing material? Take a look at these official images - all released by WB. I've upped the brightness on a couple, but that's all I've done.
From the MTV clip: Bane opening his arms in a wet, underground setting saying, "Let the games begin!"
A promotional shot published by Empire magazine, clearly showing the same scene from a different angle. Bane is facing Batman in a wet, underground environment, most likely Gotham's sewers. Note that thet Batsuit (including the cowl) is wet.
Still from the Nokia trailer, showing Bane and Batman throwing down....in a wet, dark environment. Not unlike the one seen above! Again, the Batsuit is visibly wet in the trailer, with water droplets all over it.
Bane dropping the broken cowl that is...holy shit! It has water all over it! How did that happen? This has been featured in at least two of the trailers.
The shot that immediately follows this in the trailers....we see Bane's hand twitching (presumably contemptuously dropping the broken cowl)...and again, it's the same wet, dark, underground environment.
There's also the second official poster showing Bane walking away from a broken cowl that is...holy shit! It's also covered in water droplets.
I really don't understand how you think the broken cowl comes from some lost store of extra batsuits, but I also don't understand people thinking Harvey Dent is still alive.