The Dark Knight Rises will be released in July 2012, a full four years after The Dark Knight which came out in July 2008, but the events of the film are set eight years after those of The Dark Knight.
As fans impatiently wait to see how Christopher Nolan’s Batman series comes to an end, they can count themselves lucky that they don’t actually have to wait the extra four years. The story follows Bruce Wayne as he faces his biggest enemy yet, in physical size at least. The enemy I’m referring to is of course the loss of Rachel and his parents, oh and then there’s Bane and Cat Woman who will also be making appearances. Seriously though, the Batman persona has always been about avenging the loss of his parents, seems like therapy would have been easier. If he finally faces these issues, will he hang up his cape? It is the finally movie in the franchise after all.
Also recently, an outdoor fight scene between Bane and Batman was shot in New York, set in a blizzard. Tom Hardy, the actor playing Bane, said the fight was so overwhelming to shoot, as there were a thousand extras and it was hard to tell which where the stuntmen he was supposed to attack. Another possible ending would be the ‘man that broke the bat’ storyline, were Bane puts Batman in a wheelchair by snapping his back. I’ve said it before but I really think this is a possibility, it doesn’t have to be depressing he could go on to defeat Bane using cleverly placed banana peels near the edge of cliffs. Okay, so there may be a few holes in that theory.
Either way the series is coming to an end and it’s sure to go out with a bang, but I have to ask; why eight years? Why not four? Four makes more sense, so there has to be a reason that it’s eight. What do you think? Should Batman go to therapy? Will Bane put him in a wheelchair? How do you think the series should end? Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below. Also don’t forget to subscribe/follow and click the like button.