Ok, a big SPOILER ALERT!! for you before you continue to read the rest of this post that’s got something to do with the trailer for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES which arrived earlier today.
Seems like some folks have picked up a clue or two from the trailer..
As you may have heard for a while, there’s a rumor that the story in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES will, to a certain extent, follow the comic book arc in which Bane gets to break Batman’s back.
No confirmation yet on whether or not the movie would actually depict such villainous act but the screenshot above, from the trailer, seems to imply that Bruce Wayne walks with a cane. But hey, that may not even Bruce Wayne.
Anyways, Bleeding Cool heard from a reliable source that the movie would indeed give a chance for Bane to break Batman’s back but it doesn’t necessarily mean the movie is straight up adaptation of KNIGHTFALL comics..
So, we’ve been told – amongst a few other things that we hope to make sense of and share in the near future – that The Dark Knight Rises gives Bane the opportunity to break Batman’s back.
And he grabs that opportunity with both hands. So to speak. And I’m guessing he’ll also make use of his knee.
Our source cracked wise about the various “rumours” surrounding Bane in the film, expressing some amount of disbelief that people thought the back-breaking might, somehow, not be featured. “Rumour: Joker to smile in new Dark Knight movie.”
We did ask, specifically if the film was going to be derived from the Knightfall comics but, as it was pointed out, there’s already a prologue and trailer full of material that doesn’t originate in those strips, so this isn’t an adaptation at all. Seems like Nolan has just magpied the shiniest bit…
So.. what do you think?
I think it would make it even more interesting if Batman is seriously injured like that. After all, his vulnerability (since he doesn’t have superpowers) has always been one of this franchise’s attractions..
Ok, next up..
frakkingoff of Superhero Hype Forums by noticed that the pearl necklace worn by Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) in the trailer, looks kinda like the same necklace that belongs to Bruce’s mother in Batman Begins.
So what does this all mean? Selina stole the necklace and proved to Wayne what she’s capable of?! Wayne did look shocked and bewildered after Selina finished whispering stuff in his ears.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar(R) winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES opens July 20th, 2012
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