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Christian Bale and David Goyer talk The Dark Knight Rises; plus two more TV spots!

May. 29, 2012by: Paul Shirey

Two more TV spots for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES have found their way online and continue to rile up the masses with speculation in terms of story details and sequence of events.  Personally, I don't spend a lot of time trying to crack the story for the film like it's the DaVinci Code or something, but it definitely peaks my curiosity and gets me all riled up for the film. 

Take a look:

The stuff with Bruce and a walking cane remind me of Batman Beyond and I can't help but view Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Terry McGinnis (aka the future Batman).  I know this isn't the case, but that's what my brain keeps doing everytime I put it together.  No matter what, I'm psyched out of my fanboy mind to see how it all plays out, regardless of my expectations.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS below:

To further your own speculation, here's some spoiler-ish quotes from director Christopher Nolan, screenwriter David S. Goyer, and star Christian Bale. 

Talking about how he and Nolan envisioned the third film and what it feels like to see it come together, Goyer had this to say:

"The final scene of The Dark Knight Rises is exactly that scene we talked about then," says Goyer,  "It remained completely unchanged. We both knew in our hearts that we were onto something special. I have to tell you, having finally seen everthing strung together a little while ago and seeing that scene, I got a complete lump in my throat."

Nolan discusses what drew him to the concept altogether:

"What drew me to Batman in the first place was Bruce Wayne's story, and that he's a real character whose story begins in childhood. He's not a fully formed character like James Bond, so what we're doing is following the journey of this guy from a child who goes through this horrible experience of becoming this extraordinary character. That, for me, became a three-part story. And obviously the third part becomes the ending of the guy's story."

And finally, star Christian Bale may have put to rest the speculation that this IS the end for Bruce Wayne/Batman:

"My understanding is that this is the last one. I think it's appropriate, I think it's going out at the right time. But...if Chris came to me with a script and said, 'You know what? There is another story' then I would love the challenge of making a fourth one work."

Hmmm...that BATMAN BEYOND movie may well be closer than I think...

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES opens on July 20, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: Seriously, Nolan continuing Batman in a Batman Beyond movie would be epic. Mixing the sci-fi genre with his action aesthetic would be pretty damn sweet. Ahhh, pipe dreams.
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11:07PM on 05/30/2012

Skills without Stamina

Cane will be at the beginning as a feint, and probably to further illustrate to Fox and Alfred that he is done. The skills will never go, so i believe a trigger will cause him to Cane Fu. He will go at Bane overconfident and get seriously injured and have to build back up the strength of Batman, while a character journey for JGL and Catwoman push the story against a desolate city. If his back is broken, then the Lazarus Pit will be in the film. Him climbing is probably out of that pit.
Cane will be at the beginning as a feint, and probably to further illustrate to Fox and Alfred that he is done. The skills will never go, so i believe a trigger will cause him to Cane Fu. He will go at Bane overconfident and get seriously injured and have to build back up the strength of Batman, while a character journey for JGL and Catwoman push the story against a desolate city. If his back is broken, then the Lazarus Pit will be in the film. Him climbing is probably out of that pit.
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7:59AM on 05/30/2012
Bale's comment just destroyed my theory...

The whole trilogy deals with Gotham becoming redeemed and coming to a point where they no longer need Batman. What Bruce sets out to do in Batman Begins still has not been accomplished by this point. I'd think Nolan will try to make the point that the idea of Batman goes beyond Bruce Wayne. That being a hero is beyond comic books and movies. That society can become better than it is. That the audience themselves are "Gotham" and that we need to rise
Bale's comment just destroyed my theory...

The whole trilogy deals with Gotham becoming redeemed and coming to a point where they no longer need Batman. What Bruce sets out to do in Batman Begins still has not been accomplished by this point. I'd think Nolan will try to make the point that the idea of Batman goes beyond Bruce Wayne. That being a hero is beyond comic books and movies. That society can become better than it is. That the audience themselves are "Gotham" and that we need to rise together against evil, injustice, and corruption etc (riot scene shown in trailer is good example). I think that's why the chant was done with the voices of normal people, not just the choir.

My initial thought was TDKR will end with Bruce Wayne sacrificing himself to save everything, including Batman. Because someone will be there to pick up the mantle in the future. Batman will become a symbol for Gotham. If nobody knows who Batman is anyone can take up the mantle and the legend lives on.
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11:52PM on 05/29/2012
I'll be happy if this is the final story for this series, BUT, if there's another story in mind, you better don;'t think it twice because if you finish this, it means warner is gonna make another storyline for the batman after you're done, wish means you don't have the chance later.
I'll be happy if this is the final story for this series, BUT, if there's another story in mind, you better don;'t think it twice because if you finish this, it means warner is gonna make another storyline for the batman after you're done, wish means you don't have the chance later.
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10:57PM on 05/29/2012
OH, there's a new Batman flick coming out?
:P
OH, there's a new Batman flick coming out?
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6:56PM on 05/29/2012
Well, since Bale isn't against being Batman again and Nolan is producing Man of Steel, how about doing The Dark Knight Returns in 5 or 6 years? That'd be sweet as hell!
Well, since Bale isn't against being Batman again and Nolan is producing Man of Steel, how about doing The Dark Knight Returns in 5 or 6 years? That'd be sweet as hell!
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10:50PM on 05/29/2012
Great idea, but I think TDKR IS The Dark Knight Returns in many ways, taking inspiration from that as well as Knightfall.
Great idea, but I think TDKR IS The Dark Knight Returns in many ways, taking inspiration from that as well as Knightfall.
6:12PM on 05/29/2012

Bale looks like he's in a scene from Deliverance...

...in that 'screencap' for the second video. :D

I don't think Bane is the reason for the cane because in the clips Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are both telling him that he isn't Batman anymore, but clearly before their confrontation in the movie Wayne is dressed up as Batman, soo...for some reason he must have the cane when the film opens, and it's probably part of the reason Bane kicks his ass, because he's not physically fit. If he was crippled after Bane attacks him the dialogue
...in that 'screencap' for the second video. :D

I don't think Bane is the reason for the cane because in the clips Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are both telling him that he isn't Batman anymore, but clearly before their confrontation in the movie Wayne is dressed up as Batman, soo...for some reason he must have the cane when the film opens, and it's probably part of the reason Bane kicks his ass, because he's not physically fit. If he was crippled after Bane attacks him the dialogue about him being out of the game for so long etc. wouldn't really apply, unless the movie jumps forward years after Bane's initial fight with him.
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5:02PM on 05/29/2012
For some reason, I still think JGL is something bigger, and so is Marion Cottiard.
For some reason, I still think JGL is something bigger, and so is Marion Cottiard.
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5:43PM on 05/29/2012
Think? or Want JGL to be something bigger...

I think: we all want him to be something bigger, but i don't think he is. Nolan's secrecy will add much suspense to JGL's character
Think? or Want JGL to be something bigger...

I think: we all want him to be something bigger, but i don't think he is. Nolan's secrecy will add much suspense to JGL's character
6:02PM on 05/29/2012
I agree with Gcolonna. Why does everyone want JGL to be something huge in this. 2 years ago, everyone said they'd jump ship if Robin was introduced, but were all onboard with it when they started theorizing JGL in the role. I really don't see him having much of a BIGGER (maybe important) role than Rachel Dawes in the first two.
I agree with Gcolonna. Why does everyone want JGL to be something huge in this. 2 years ago, everyone said they'd jump ship if Robin was introduced, but were all onboard with it when they started theorizing JGL in the role. I really don't see him having much of a BIGGER (maybe important) role than Rachel Dawes in the first two.
4:40PM on 05/29/2012
I'm still going with JGL as John Paul Valley. Tidbit: A Batman Beyond movie would be great. For some reason though, I just don't see it happening.
I'm still going with JGL as John Paul Valley. Tidbit: A Batman Beyond movie would be great. For some reason though, I just don't see it happening.
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4:19PM on 05/29/2012
Bale said he would do another so you know they will throw a ton of money at both him and Nolan. It might not happen for 4-5 yrs but I'm betting it will.
Bale said he would do another so you know they will throw a ton of money at both him and Nolan. It might not happen for 4-5 yrs but I'm betting it will.
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3:13PM on 05/29/2012
I am guessing Bane is the reason for the cane.
I am guessing Bane is the reason for the cane.
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3:13PM on 05/29/2012
Movie is going to be epic.

But I still think that Bale and Nolan still have one more in them and it feels like that this film doesn't seem like the last one. There's a part of me that thinks that they could totally do one more Batman film together.
Movie is going to be epic.

But I still think that Bale and Nolan still have one more in them and it feels like that this film doesn't seem like the last one. There's a part of me that thinks that they could totally do one more Batman film together.
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3:05PM on 05/29/2012
Bane is in this movie for a reason. And we all know what that reason is. You want to see it in a movie, I want to see it in a movie, and I'm certain that Nolan will deliver and stay true to the story of Bane. The breaking of Batman will be much to the disapproval of Catwoman who will then help Batman. Batman will recover from it and defeat Bane (hence, the word 'rises'). I know there'll be things that I don't expect in this movie, but I'm not going to overthink anything or kid myself.
Bane is in this movie for a reason. And we all know what that reason is. You want to see it in a movie, I want to see it in a movie, and I'm certain that Nolan will deliver and stay true to the story of Bane. The breaking of Batman will be much to the disapproval of Catwoman who will then help Batman. Batman will recover from it and defeat Bane (hence, the word 'rises'). I know there'll be things that I don't expect in this movie, but I'm not going to overthink anything or kid myself.
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3:10PM on 05/29/2012
So you think Catwoman will switch alliances once Bane breaks Batman's back? I could see that happening.
So you think Catwoman will switch alliances once Bane breaks Batman's back? I could see that happening.
3:33PM on 05/29/2012
Yep, and I also have a gut feeling that JGL gets killed in the movie as well.
Yep, and I also have a gut feeling that JGL gets killed in the movie as well.
3:56PM on 05/29/2012
I have read and heard that Levitt's character at one time during the film puts on the Batsuit and fights Bane (who thinks it is Bruce) and possibly gets the shit kicked out of him/dies. Would be an interesting twist.
I have read and heard that Levitt's character at one time during the film puts on the Batsuit and fights Bane (who thinks it is Bruce) and possibly gets the shit kicked out of him/dies. Would be an interesting twist.
2:44PM on 05/29/2012
Good to hear that Batman doesn't die in the end. If he did I would stand up in the theater and start pissing on the people in front of me. That's how mad I'd be.
Good to hear that Batman doesn't die in the end. If he did I would stand up in the theater and start pissing on the people in front of me. That's how mad I'd be.
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1:52PM on 05/29/2012
Before we get ahead of ourselves, I think the cane-walking has to do with being shot by Two-Face at the end of Dark Knight. But I do think it plays into the broader theme of the film, which will draw heavily from 'Dark Knight Returns' as well as the 'Knightfall' storylines. I think of that line from Batman Begins

"As a man, I'm flesh and blood. I can be ignored, I can be destroyed. But as a symbol as a symbol, I can be incorruptible. I can be everlasting."
Before we get ahead of ourselves, I think the cane-walking has to do with being shot by Two-Face at the end of Dark Knight. But I do think it plays into the broader theme of the film, which will draw heavily from 'Dark Knight Returns' as well as the 'Knightfall' storylines. I think of that line from Batman Begins

"As a man, I'm flesh and blood. I can be ignored, I can be destroyed. But as a symbol as a symbol, I can be incorruptible. I can be everlasting."
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2:16PM on 05/29/2012
Interesting observation. Might have hit it on the head with him being hurt at the end of Dark Knight. So, he comes out of retirement to fight Bane, gets captured, trains, and.....rises?
Interesting observation. Might have hit it on the head with him being hurt at the end of Dark Knight. So, he comes out of retirement to fight Bane, gets captured, trains, and.....rises?
3:41PM on 05/29/2012
You do realize this movie takes place several years after the Dark Knight, correct?
You do realize this movie takes place several years after the Dark Knight, correct?
4:04PM on 05/29/2012
I think it MOSTLY takes place 8 years after The Dark Knight. Its clear from the trailers Wayne gets some grey in his hair over the course of the film. And oh yeah...a gunshot is a pretty serious thing to happen to a person. Its not like Call of Duty where you just have to sit still for a few seconds and you are healed. Got it?
I think it MOSTLY takes place 8 years after The Dark Knight. Its clear from the trailers Wayne gets some grey in his hair over the course of the film. And oh yeah...a gunshot is a pretty serious thing to happen to a person. Its not like Call of Duty where you just have to sit still for a few seconds and you are healed. Got it?
5:50PM on 05/29/2012
He's wearing armor. Which is why he got tight back up IMMEDIATELY AFTER being shot, tackled 2 face, fell 30 feet then ran full speed from the cops to his Batpod. Got it?
He's wearing armor. Which is why he got tight back up IMMEDIATELY AFTER being shot, tackled 2 face, fell 30 feet then ran full speed from the cops to his Batpod. Got it?
10:26PM on 05/29/2012
Except he didn't run full speed. He's clearly limping hard as he's running away from the dogs. And earlier in the film its established that his lighter, more flexible batsuit makes him more vulnerable to gunfire.

He was indeed shot.
Except he didn't run full speed. He's clearly limping hard as he's running away from the dogs. And earlier in the film its established that his lighter, more flexible batsuit makes him more vulnerable to gunfire.

He was indeed shot.
1:05PM on 05/29/2012

Robin

This quote from Jonathan Nolan confirms to me that JGL will be Robin:"What we're endeavoring to do here is tell a complete take on the Batman mythos. And a complete take of the Batman mythos without the character for me was sacrilegious." He was talking about Catwoman, but if he believes that about her, could he allow Robin not to be a part of the story?
This quote from Jonathan Nolan confirms to me that JGL will be Robin:"What we're endeavoring to do here is tell a complete take on the Batman mythos. And a complete take of the Batman mythos without the character for me was sacrilegious." He was talking about Catwoman, but if he believes that about her, could he allow Robin not to be a part of the story?
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1:15PM on 05/29/2012
I think it would be awesome if they brought in Robin within the context of Nolan's Bat-universe. There is so much possibility and these guys aren't giving us shit for details, which is so great, because the speculation of what could be is what being a fanboy is all about. And I'd love to see Nolan's version of Robin, but I really don't think JGL will become him. If I was a betting man, I'd bet on JGL becoming Batman. I may lose that bet, but that's where my money would go.
I think it would be awesome if they brought in Robin within the context of Nolan's Bat-universe. There is so much possibility and these guys aren't giving us shit for details, which is so great, because the speculation of what could be is what being a fanboy is all about. And I'd love to see Nolan's version of Robin, but I really don't think JGL will become him. If I was a betting man, I'd bet on JGL becoming Batman. I may lose that bet, but that's where my money would go.
3:12PM on 05/29/2012
You make an interesting point, but I also think that if I had to bet who JGL's character becomes it would be the next Batman. But of course both of us could be wrong.
You make an interesting point, but I also think that if I had to bet who JGL's character becomes it would be the next Batman. But of course both of us could be wrong.
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