MTV Movie Brawl 2012: 'Dark Knight Rises' Vs. 'Avengers'

Dark Knight RisesThe MTV Movie Brawl 2012 is officially on! After the initial play-in and wild card rounds, 16 films have been selected to compete in a series of head-to-head single elimination matches in our March Madness-style bracket. In the end, only one of these flicks can be crowned the can't-miss movie of the year, and the choice is entirely up to YOU. Which movie will win the brawl for it all? Vote at MTV Movies Blog and make your choice known!

Two of the most important comic book movies of 2012 — heck, of all time — are about to enter the arena in a head-to-head match-up that many would agree is a long time coming. In one corner, the hero that Gotham needs. In the other, Earth's Mightiest Heroes. How can one superpower-less crime-fighter defeat a veritable army of superheroes?

Well… you do know he's Batman, right?

(3) "The Dark Knight Rises" vs. (6) "Marvel's The Avengers"

Christopher Nolan's conclusion to his Batman trilogy, "The Dark Knight Rises," is easily one of the most anticipated movies of the year. But the exact same could be said for "The Avengers," Marvel's answer to DC's biggest effort of 2012. Two rival universes are about to collide as the Caped Crusader charges headfirst at Iron Man, Thor, Cap and their allies in this first round battle. Both movies performed well beneath our expectations in round one, so our guess is as good as yours. We do know this, though: whoever wins, it's going to be one hell of an epic fight.

Watch our MTV Movie Brawl 2012 analysis!