‘Dark Knight Rises’ Vs. ‘Avengers': The Battle Is On!

Even as Marvel Comics prepares for its coming 2012 event book “Avengers Vs. X-Men,” Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are already tackling one fearsome foe on the big-screen — and no, we’re not talking about Loki, believe it or not.

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Iron Man, Captain America and Thor are knee-deep in battle against none other than Batman himself, as two of 2012’s most anticipated blockbusters (and arguably two of the single most important comic book movies of all time), “The Avengers” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” compete against each other in the MTV Movie Brawl 2012’s Sweet 16. It’s a hell of a fight and only one movie can win, but how do you decide between which movie you’re more excited for: Christopher Nolan’s final trip to Gotham City, or the first on-screen gathering of Marvel’s mightiest superheroes? Whatever you decide, the choice is yours.

Vote here, or head over to the MTV Movie Brawl bracket and place your vote for your most anticipated superhero movie of the year. (And while you’re there, “Spider-Man” is also busy slugging it out with Johnny Depp’s next flick, “Dark Shadows.” Support your friendly neighborhood wall-crawler with a vote!)