UNDATED (CBS) -- The new release in the batman franchise is offering some political fodder for the presidential campaign. The caped crusader's latest nemesis bears a name that perhaps could not have come at a worse time for Mitt Romney.
It's one of summer's most anticipated sequels, but before it even hits theaters, "The Dark Knight Rises" is raising the specter of political posturing. Jon Stewart said on his show "The Daily Show", "In what can only be seen as some divine intervention."
Mitt Romney has been battling the Bain of his campaign since the primaries. He said, "My effort at Bain - as you know - was to make every effort we invested in more successful."
And President Obama hasn't let up. He said, "If you are the head of an investment company."
The film's release has now started the bane name game perfect for comedic timing. Democratic strategist Michael Meehan says, "If the Bain attack becomes a Bane caricature in a cartoon, in a popular movie the Obama campaign couldn't be happier."
Raphael Soohoo is not a political pundit, but he's an expert on all things bane, the comic book character, not the company. He says, "In terms of real life venture capitalism versus a supervillain breaking the back of Batman, it's a little bit of a stretch."
The venom-breathing villain from batman was originally conceived in the early 1990s and nearly two decades before drawing controversy for the Romney campaign. But the film may not be entirely apolitical. In the film, Anne Hathaway's character Catwoman says, "There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. When it hits, you're all going to wonder how you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us."
Last fall's Occupy movement protested corporate greed and economic disparity just blocks from the film's set. Christian Bale told reporters, "Occupy Wall Street was actually happening a couple of blocks away from where we were filming in New York. Which (Director Christopher Nolan) had no way of knowing when he wrote the script, but by the time it was happening, I was looking at him going, 'how did you know?'"
And while Nolan says his story was inspired by Charles Dickens novel about the French revolution, A Tale Of Two Cities, the trailer's quick shots of a gunman on the New York Stock Exchange alludes to the country's divergent tale of two bank accounts - an issue that just might make it to November.
The movie opens July 19.