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I never saw the Dark Knight, even though I heard it was really good. While I'm no Roethlisberger fan, I always think it's fun when athletes are in movies.

Oh wow, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are some of my favorite movies ever.

I wish it would have been the Colts instead. Seeing Peyton on Batman would have been AMAZING!

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