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The Dark Knight Rises script so secret, its ending is written only in Nolan's head

Mar. 28, 2011by: Paul Tassi

Just how paranoid is Chris Nolan about any details of THE DARK KNIGHT RISING worming their way onto their internet? So much so that he's gone to incredible lengths to secure the script, and according to star Gary Oldman, the ending hasn't even been written down yet.

“To get into the production office, you have to have someone meet you and there are keys and various doors that lock. The script you read in the production office, and there is no ending because [Nolan] tells you the ending so that it doesn’t leak and get out, and people spoil it on the internet.”

Alright, so since it only exists in his own mind, whose up for INCEPTION-ing Nolan with me so we can figure out just what the hell is going on in this movie?

Oldman goes on to say that Nolan "brings it back around" meaning the trilogy comes full circle, which I guess is as much as he's legally allowed to say lest he be sued so hard he has to quit acting and become a mustache trimmer salesman.

Even with the majority of the script actually on paper, Nolan's lock and key process has worked so far, as I haven't heard a true rumor about anything having to do with the film yet, and everything we do have has been carefully spoon fed to us by WB over time.

How do you think it will all end?

Extra Tidbit: I think at this point, most of us wouldn't even WANT to read spoilers, right?

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1:56PM on 03/29/2011

No sorry

I like these movies very much and in my other comment about nolan dieing i dont mean for him to die, i mean we never get the version that was in his head.

btw i still think keaton was a far superior batman
I like these movies very much and in my other comment about nolan dieing i dont mean for him to die, i mean we never get the version that was in his head.

btw i still think keaton was a far superior batman
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1:53PM on 03/29/2011
dressed up like a bat...hahahahahahaha
dressed up like a bat...hahahahahahaha
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11:47AM on 03/29/2011

My version

Bruce Wayne wakes up in that shitty prision from the himalayas ...and realizes that everything was a dream...within a dream... :P LOL just kidding but , really I also think that the LEAGUE OF SHADOWS will be back
Bruce Wayne wakes up in that shitty prision from the himalayas ...and realizes that everything was a dream...within a dream... :P LOL just kidding but , really I also think that the LEAGUE OF SHADOWS will be back
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11:26AM on 03/29/2011

I love Chris Nolan!

Maybe im just hoping that JGL is actually Tommy Elliot and he does something with the two character's past history and bring the films together that way
Maybe im just hoping that JGL is actually Tommy Elliot and he does something with the two character's past history and bring the films together that way
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10:20AM on 03/29/2011
I think our enthusiasm for exclusive movie news has spoiled many a film.
I think our enthusiasm for exclusive movie news has spoiled many a film.
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5:49AM on 03/29/2011
I think this starts off the hype for The Dark Knight Rises. Remember how The Dark Knight made all the web buzzes? That was awesome and I hope TDKR will be as awesome or even better than The Dark Knight.
I think this starts off the hype for The Dark Knight Rises. Remember how The Dark Knight made all the web buzzes? That was awesome and I hope TDKR will be as awesome or even better than The Dark Knight.
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7:53PM on 03/28/2011

michael cane

rips off his mask to reveal that he's the joker. then Heath Ledger's laugh echoes to the credits.
rips off his mask to reveal that he's the joker. then Heath Ledger's laugh echoes to the credits.
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7:38PM on 03/28/2011
Most of us dont want to see spoilers but some idiot would be like "Batman Dies" on the title of a forum or on the plot summary of Wikipedia so point is if its out as much as no one wants to read it we may come across it.
Most of us dont want to see spoilers but some idiot would be like "Batman Dies" on the title of a forum or on the plot summary of Wikipedia so point is if its out as much as no one wants to read it we may come across it.
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7:31PM on 03/28/2011

Litte tidbit:

It wouldn't be an Inception, since we wouldn't be putting an idea in Nolan's head. It'd be an Extraction... and that's my quota of anal retentive remarks for the day. ;)
It wouldn't be an Inception, since we wouldn't be putting an idea in Nolan's head. It'd be an Extraction... and that's my quota of anal retentive remarks for the day. ;)
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6:54PM on 03/28/2011

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Ras 'Al Ghul obviously comes back...he is only KNOWN for coming back from the dead...its sort of his thing...anyway, I've said it before. Nolan painted himself into a corner...with no Two Face, Batman CANNOT redeem himself from the first movie, so unless we are being lied to about Eckhardt's non-involvement, Nolan has made a big mistake.
Ras 'Al Ghul obviously comes back...he is only KNOWN for coming back from the dead...its sort of his thing...anyway, I've said it before. Nolan painted himself into a corner...with no Two Face, Batman CANNOT redeem himself from the first movie, so unless we are being lied to about Eckhardt's non-involvement, Nolan has made a big mistake.
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6:54PM on 03/28/2011
I mean second movie...duh
I mean second movie...duh
6:22PM on 03/28/2011
"How do you think it will all end?"

TDKR = Spider-Man 3 (That's a guarantee.) Note: I don't hate SM3 and think it gets unfairly bashed. It's just no where near as good as SM2.
"How do you think it will all end?"

TDKR = Spider-Man 3 (That's a guarantee.) Note: I don't hate SM3 and think it gets unfairly bashed. It's just no where near as good as SM2.
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5:10PM on 03/28/2011
Bane breaks Batman's back.

The End.
Bane breaks Batman's back.

The End.
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6:59PM on 03/28/2011
In the comic, yes. But I doubt Nolan is just copying a comic book story line.
In the comic, yes. But I doubt Nolan is just copying a comic book story line.
4:59PM on 03/28/2011
The speak about "bringing it all around" could mean so many things. We already know that Ras Al Ghul's (sp?) daughter is going to be a major character, so that could be all he means.

Or it could mean that not only will we actually see a Robin character, but see him become Darkwing and pushed away by Bruce Wayne - similar to Ras Al Ghul essentially being responsible for creating Batman rather than what he intended.
The speak about "bringing it all around" could mean so many things. We already know that Ras Al Ghul's (sp?) daughter is going to be a major character, so that could be all he means.

Or it could mean that not only will we actually see a Robin character, but see him become Darkwing and pushed away by Bruce Wayne - similar to Ras Al Ghul essentially being responsible for creating Batman rather than what he intended.
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11:24AM on 03/29/2011
"Or it could mean that not only will we actually see a Robin character, but see him become Darkwing and pushed away by Bruce Wayne" You mean NIGHTwing?
"Or it could mean that not only will we actually see a Robin character, but see him become Darkwing and pushed away by Bruce Wayne" You mean NIGHTwing?
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4:54PM on 03/28/2011
I don't even want to speculate. Whatever it is, it'll be good if not great!

And @John Matrix......BOOOOOO!!!!
I don't even want to speculate. Whatever it is, it'll be good if not great!

And @John Matrix......BOOOOOO!!!!
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4:18PM on 03/28/2011
As long as it's the last we see of Bale as Batman.
As long as it's the last we see of Bale as Batman.
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4:02PM on 03/28/2011
I think it will end with the credits rolling.
I think it will end with the credits rolling.
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3:57PM on 03/28/2011
Good. Our spoiler-happy movie going audience (particularly the hardcore movie goers) tend to spoil things for themselves. At the very least, Nolan is protecting his project, at most, he's protecting us from ourselves.
Good. Our spoiler-happy movie going audience (particularly the hardcore movie goers) tend to spoil things for themselves. At the very least, Nolan is protecting his project, at most, he's protecting us from ourselves.
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7:44PM on 03/28/2011
very elegantly and beautifully said. thank you.
very elegantly and beautifully said. thank you.
3:51PM on 03/28/2011
As long as it's better than the last acts of the last two movies.
As long as it's better than the last acts of the last two movies.
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3:51PM on 03/28/2011

WHAT IF...

Nolan dies before finishing the movie?
Nolan dies before finishing the movie?
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6:29PM on 03/28/2011
I'll find you and kill you for even saying that,take it back now,now I say!
I'll find you and kill you for even saying that,take it back now,now I say!
7:01PM on 03/28/2011
What if pigs could fly??
What if pigs could fly??
3:43PM on 03/28/2011
I'm totally fine with this. I actually feel the less I know, the better it'll be when I finally have my ass in my seat on opening day.
I'm totally fine with this. I actually feel the less I know, the better it'll be when I finally have my ass in my seat on opening day.
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3:34PM on 03/28/2011

In Nolan we Trust

My guess is some serious shit will go down in the last 10 minutes of TDKR that literally blow peoples minds.
My guess is some serious shit will go down in the last 10 minutes of TDKR that literally blow peoples minds.
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3:21PM on 03/28/2011
This is fine by me. For an anticipated movie such as this, I'd hate for too much of it to be leaked on the net.
This is fine by me. For an anticipated movie such as this, I'd hate for too much of it to be leaked on the net.
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3:03PM on 03/28/2011
If you want to hide something deep inside your mind Mr Nolan, the last thing you should do is hire Joseph Gordon-Levitt...he'll extract that ending out of your head anytime he wants, no? Or he could plant a new ending, let's say, have Bane break Bruce's back and let JGL be the next Dark Knight. Sorry...too much caffeine.
If you want to hide something deep inside your mind Mr Nolan, the last thing you should do is hire Joseph Gordon-Levitt...he'll extract that ending out of your head anytime he wants, no? Or he could plant a new ending, let's say, have Bane break Bruce's back and let JGL be the next Dark Knight. Sorry...too much caffeine.
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2:43PM on 03/28/2011

This just sounds like hype to me.

What does it matter if a few things leak? To me it just sounds like they are going to try to get this film labeled a masterpiece before it's released. similar to what happened with the first film, which made it far more profitable. I don't know if I like the idea of connecting this to the first film either, especially if they are going to link anymore villains to bruce personally.
What does it matter if a few things leak? To me it just sounds like they are going to try to get this film labeled a masterpiece before it's released. similar to what happened with the first film, which made it far more profitable. I don't know if I like the idea of connecting this to the first film either, especially if they are going to link anymore villains to bruce personally.
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2:37PM on 03/28/2011
... with Joblo not renewing your contract, fingers crossed.
... with Joblo not renewing your contract, fingers crossed.
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2:28PM on 03/28/2011
"Brings it back around" probably means that the Al Ghuls show up again, among other things.
"Brings it back around" probably means that the Al Ghuls show up again, among other things.
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7:04PM on 03/28/2011
yeah, among other things... lol
yeah, among other things... lol
2:05PM on 03/28/2011
The title sounds like a porno
The title sounds like a porno
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1:48PM on 03/28/2011

batman dies

he goes out as a celebrated hero. gotham city makes some radical changs involving crime prevention as a result.
he goes out as a celebrated hero. gotham city makes some radical changs involving crime prevention as a result.
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2:32PM on 03/28/2011
Exactly what Ive been saying since I saw The Dark Knight in theater, but kept getting thumbs down on this site whenever I brought it up.
Exactly what Ive been saying since I saw The Dark Knight in theater, but kept getting thumbs down on this site whenever I brought it up.
7:06PM on 03/28/2011
Right on the money.
Right on the money.
1:48PM on 03/28/2011
How can you "intercept" or perform inception on the guy who thought of inception? A tricky egg, no?

I'm glad that it is so secret. It is yet another example that he gives a shit about finishing the trilogy properly.
How can you "intercept" or perform inception on the guy who thought of inception? A tricky egg, no?

I'm glad that it is so secret. It is yet another example that he gives a shit about finishing the trilogy properly.
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1:48AM on 03/29/2011
Donald Duck would like a word with you
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Donald Duck would like a word with you
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1:18PM on 03/28/2011

Can't wait for this series to end!

Reboot, please.
Reboot, please.
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1:49PM on 03/28/2011
....typical internet troll.
....typical internet troll.
3:26PM on 03/28/2011
Its not trolling when you genuinely don't like the movies and wish they would do something else with them. Here's a one-off comment you can get behind:

Woohoo, Nolan can do no wrong!!! YAY!
Its not trolling when you genuinely don't like the movies and wish they would do something else with them. Here's a one-off comment you can get behind:

Woohoo, Nolan can do no wrong!!! YAY!
4:07PM on 03/28/2011
I always thought it was funny that if you genuinely don't like and idea of a movie or a movie itself and say so you're trolling. It's as if some people can't accept that there's other people who don't like the same things as them or don't agree on certain things.

You're a troll the minute you don't like something that the majority likes.

For me, trolls are just the opposite. They're the fanboys who don't even stop to think one second about anything and just give positive feedback, agree with,
I always thought it was funny that if you genuinely don't like and idea of a movie or a movie itself and say so you're trolling. It's as if some people can't accept that there's other people who don't like the same things as them or don't agree on certain things.

You're a troll the minute you don't like something that the majority likes.

For me, trolls are just the opposite. They're the fanboys who don't even stop to think one second about anything and just give positive feedback, agree with, "thumbs up" or are ok with anything that's related to any comic book characters they like. And will fell the need to attack whoever disagrees with them. Those people are the real trolls.
4:32PM on 03/28/2011
Bang on, John Matrix.
Bang on, John Matrix.
7:48PM on 03/28/2011
@John Matrix

lol u mad?
@John Matrix

lol u mad?
1:16PM on 03/28/2011
Soooo, is the only way to not spoil the ending of this movie, to not visit and read on sites like JoBlo? It's funny that everyone commenting hates "spoilers" and "let's just see the movie because it will be good." If spoilers com out, I bet you can find them here first. Unless of course JoBlo practices what it preaches and just refuses to succumb to spoiler pressure!
Soooo, is the only way to not spoil the ending of this movie, to not visit and read on sites like JoBlo? It's funny that everyone commenting hates "spoilers" and "let's just see the movie because it will be good." If spoilers com out, I bet you can find them here first. Unless of course JoBlo practices what it preaches and just refuses to succumb to spoiler pressure!
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1:39PM on 03/28/2011
Fucking double post.
Fucking double post.
1:16PM on 03/28/2011
Soooo, is the only way to not spoil the ending of this movie, to not visit and read on sites like JoBlo? It's funny that everyone commenting hates "spoilers" and "let's just see the movie because it will be good." If spoilers com out, I bet you can find them here first. Unless of course JoBlo practices what it preaches and just refuses to succumb to spoiler pressure!
Soooo, is the only way to not spoil the ending of this movie, to not visit and read on sites like JoBlo? It's funny that everyone commenting hates "spoilers" and "let's just see the movie because it will be good." If spoilers com out, I bet you can find them here first. Unless of course JoBlo practices what it preaches and just refuses to succumb to spoiler pressure!
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1:07PM on 03/28/2011
I think the ending will be more than just Bruce realizing he has to be Batman until he dies because in a way he's already accepted that by the end of The Dark Knight. The ending to The Dark Knight Rises has to be emotional, conclusive, and feel like the last page of a book before finally closing it shut. I have complete faith in Nolan and the rest of the team that TDKR will be the better than TDK and BB.
I think the ending will be more than just Bruce realizing he has to be Batman until he dies because in a way he's already accepted that by the end of The Dark Knight. The ending to The Dark Knight Rises has to be emotional, conclusive, and feel like the last page of a book before finally closing it shut. I have complete faith in Nolan and the rest of the team that TDKR will be the better than TDK and BB.
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1:05PM on 03/28/2011

I know someone on the inside...

I really do...my nephew lives in Chris Nolan's head. And I know the ending that brings it full circle. At the end of the film the Catwoman has Batman cornered, and she pulls a gun on him. Since Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle have become the it couple of Gotham he thinks if he reveals who he is that she won't actually shoot him, he ripps off his mask and she shoots him anyway. In the head...then the scene jumps back to the well out behind Wayne Manor that the child version of Bruce Wayne fell
I really do...my nephew lives in Chris Nolan's head. And I know the ending that brings it full circle. At the end of the film the Catwoman has Batman cornered, and she pulls a gun on him. Since Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle have become the it couple of Gotham he thinks if he reveals who he is that she won't actually shoot him, he ripps off his mask and she shoots him anyway. In the head...then the scene jumps back to the well out behind Wayne Manor that the child version of Bruce Wayne fell into. He looks up to see Patrick Duffy, fresh from the shower, decending to save him. That's when we realize that most of the first and third movies and all of the second film have been nothing but a dream.

And now WB can relaunch the relaunch with a whole new cast and new story lines, just like they did with Star Trek.

Why can't anyone just let a movie come out and see it? DO we have to read the last page of the mystery book before we read the whole thing? Grow up ya'll.
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1:02PM on 03/28/2011
At this point, I just want them to change the damn name!
At this point, I just want them to change the damn name!
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7:42PM on 03/28/2011
Not crazy about the title either. They are probably pretty set on the title, but I don't see why they could use Knightfall. They are using Bane as one of the main villains after all, even if they don't follow the story line to a T. Since when do film adaptations do so anyway? The good ones just know which elements work best for the overall telling of the story.
Not crazy about the title either. They are probably pretty set on the title, but I don't see why they could use Knightfall. They are using Bane as one of the main villains after all, even if they don't follow the story line to a T. Since when do film adaptations do so anyway? The good ones just know which elements work best for the overall telling of the story.
7:46PM on 03/28/2011
I think it should called: Gotham City.
I think it should called: Gotham City.
12:58PM on 03/28/2011
good thing i know how to steal secrets from peoples dreams!!!!!!
good thing i know how to steal secrets from peoples dreams!!!!!!
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12:34PM on 03/28/2011

There will always be that 1 asshole who loves to spoil

How do you think it will all end?
Fucking Awesomely!!!
How do you think it will all end?
Fucking Awesomely!!!
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12:33PM on 03/28/2011
Good idea. I can't remember when a movie wasn't ruined by the internet. Hangover two didn't even start filming and every cameo was destroyed.
Good idea. I can't remember when a movie wasn't ruined by the internet. Hangover two didn't even start filming and every cameo was destroyed.
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12:27PM on 03/28/2011

Like Dallas

It should end with Bob Kane waking up in the 40's (or whenever) and saying "that dream would make a cool story for a comic book!"
It should end with Bob Kane waking up in the 40's (or whenever) and saying "that dream would make a cool story for a comic book!"
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12:07PM on 03/28/2011
I stopped thinking about this a long time ago. I'm just being patient, waiting for it to come out, so I can enjoy the ride.
I stopped thinking about this a long time ago. I'm just being patient, waiting for it to come out, so I can enjoy the ride.
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12:05PM on 03/28/2011
They should change the name of the movie to Batman.
They should change the name of the movie to Batman.
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12:01PM on 03/28/2011
I think it will end with Batman finally accepting who he is and doing what he does best...protecting the city that he loves, Gotham City.
I think it will end with Batman finally accepting who he is and doing what he does best...protecting the city that he loves, Gotham City.
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11:57AM on 03/28/2011
I think we should just leave the production alone and wait until the movie actually comes out instead of trying to figure out all of the specific details of the script.
I think we should just leave the production alone and wait until the movie actually comes out instead of trying to figure out all of the specific details of the script.
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11:55AM on 03/28/2011
I think we should just leave the production alone and wait until the movie actually comes out instead of trying to figure out all of the specific details of the script.
I think we should just leave the production alone and wait until the movie actually comes out instead of trying to figure out all of the specific details of the script.
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11:50AM on 03/28/2011
I think it will end with Batman going UP in some way. I mean it IS called The Dark Knight Rises, right?
I think it will end with Batman going UP in some way. I mean it IS called The Dark Knight Rises, right?
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