Will Christopher Nolan Kill Off Batman In THE DARK KNIGHT RISES?

Will Christopher Nolan Kill Off Batman In THE DARK KNIGHT RISES? Will Christopher Nolan Kill Off Batman In THE DARK KNIGHT RISES?

In the new issue of Empire Magazine there is a great spread on The Dark Knight Rises. The article begins with a chilling quote from screenwriter David Goyer that has to make you wonder.

By nailbiter111 - May 28, 2012 08:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Batman
Source: empire



Shortly after the success of 2008's The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan and David Goyer sat down for lunch to discuss a third Batman film. They ran over ideas, looking for a way to top their last effort. At some point while scarfing down their meals they began to envision the final scene of the third film, that would become The Dark Knight Rises.

"The final scene of The Dark Knight Rises is exactly that scene we talked about then," says Goyer, speaking to Empire from his LA office almost four years later. "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."


With a hint like that Empire Magazine pressed Goyer a little further.

Nolan, it would seem, is committing commercial sacrilege. "Yup," agrees Goyer.
"That's why it's [frick]ing exciting!"






The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th 2012 and stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate.

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Tajin88
Tajin88 - 5/28/2012, 9:18 AM
If it would be another director, then NO, but its Nolan, so you never know!
MTrevinos
MTrevinos - 5/28/2012, 9:22 AM
I bet it'll end with the gay green lantern appearing lolz.

I hope he doesn't kill off Batman but it makes sense. I'm sure he doesn't want anybody destroying his batman trilogy.
NerdyGeek
NerdyGeek - 5/28/2012, 9:25 AM
No!
geokouba007
geokouba007 - 5/28/2012, 9:28 AM
The Bat Man can never die. he's more than a man . He's a symbol. Bruce Wayne on the other hand can die. He's just a man. Nolan always said that the third film will go full circle with the previous two. Having said that, i think the most important scene in the whole trilogy will be when Ra's Al Ghul is explaining this to Bruce during his training with The League Of Shadows.
marvel72
marvel72 - 5/28/2012, 9:29 AM
don't care,its gonna get rebooted in a couple of years.
geokouba007
geokouba007 - 5/28/2012, 9:31 AM
Bruce Wayne WILL DIE. Gotham will always need a batman. maybe John Blake will replace Bruce as Bat Man .
thalidomide
thalidomide - 5/28/2012, 9:34 AM
113
113 - 5/28/2012, 9:35 AM
Yeah i'm over this series because of their refusal to connect it to a wider DC universe.

I'm just waiting to see how they'll handle the next Batman when they do a World's Finest (hopefully MoS will be great and Cavill will reprise his role as Supes) and then they find a new actor for Batman and move from there.

I'll obviously see TDKR but I'm just over it.
geokouba007
geokouba007 - 5/28/2012, 9:36 AM
PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE ! STOP USING THE TERM "REBOOT" . A REBOOT IS MADE WHEN A FRANCHISE SUCKS. IN THIS CASE IT WILL BE ANOTHER STORYTELLER GIVING HIS/HER TAKE ON THE CHARACTER. DON'T WRITERS AND ARTIST GIVE THEIR OWN TAKE TO CLASSIC CHARACTERS IN THE COMICS ? WELL WITH CBM'S IT'S THE SAME THING. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX . THIS IS THE FUTURE . GIVE ME 10 DIFFERENT TAKES AND I BET THEY WILL ALL BE GREAT IN THEIR RESPECTED UNIVERSE AND SETTING.
geokouba007
geokouba007 - 5/28/2012, 9:37 AM
blueberryicedcoffee may be right. maybe Bruce won't be ABLE to be Bat Man anymore because of a certain ......injury ?
thalidomide
thalidomide - 5/28/2012, 9:38 AM
I can't wait for the reboot :)
TempusDominus
TempusDominus - 5/28/2012, 9:38 AM
Batman cannot be killed, Batman is a symbol, an idea and a legend. That's why Bruce Wayne took on the role, so that he'd be more than a man and he'd be everlasting, something that couldn't be erased. Even if Bruce Wayne dies, the symbol will live.
SkipsterCharm
SkipsterCharm - 5/28/2012, 9:39 AM
In comics, it's called a reboot too. See: The New 52
superotherside
superotherside - 5/28/2012, 9:39 AM
Who knows...
AnthonyJacobs
AnthonyJacobs - 5/28/2012, 9:41 AM
Maybe at the end of the movie(after credits)it will take us back between th years of th dark knight and dark knight rises and we'll bats talking to amanda waller about th justice league.
geokouba007
geokouba007 - 5/28/2012, 9:44 AM
AND WHAT'S SO WRONG WITH THAT ? are you sure the NEW 52 is called a "reboot" ? 'cause last i heard the last DC universe still exists. there are Multiple Earths aren't there ?
marknjoanna
marknjoanna - 5/28/2012, 9:45 AM
i think he may kill him off.with this being the 8th batman movie the only things that havent been done is him getting killed or going to the moon.so i think he may well do it but who knows.
DukeAcureds
DukeAcureds - 5/28/2012, 9:45 AM
Yep. Or something just as sacreligious. And we'll all suck his balls for it.
I still can't get over the whole no venom thing, here.
What's next? Superman has no powers, only aids? Is that what we should be expecting here?
SmittsMcGee
SmittsMcGee - 5/28/2012, 9:46 AM
I'm calling it right now, Bale gets killed and JGL becomes the new Batman.
GiantNerd
GiantNerd - 5/28/2012, 9:46 AM
Batman is a good a dead from everything we've heard.
GiantNerd
GiantNerd - 5/28/2012, 9:47 AM
As*
DividedIStand80
DividedIStand80 - 5/28/2012, 9:47 AM
Who cares...
DoctorSnide
DoctorSnide - 5/28/2012, 9:47 AM
I just don't see me giving this film a standing ovation if Batman is killed. Will I say the film was great? Yes. But i won't leave the theater happy. Now if Batman is "killed" but Bruce lives, I will be okay with that. I just don't want him to die. We all know he's fine with sacrificing his life but I don't want to see that happen. Of course it isn't up to me.
Madmex93
Madmex93 - 5/28/2012, 9:48 AM
I was at pub with my friend this weekend and i mentioned to him that Nolan used A Tale of Two Cities as inspiration, and he immediately said "they're gonna kill Batman".
NeoBaggins
NeoBaggins - 5/28/2012, 9:49 AM
Nolan can say he's made the best film since the inception of film, claim to have earned the right to bring Batman into day time and he can restrict as many fantasy elements as he wants. But his pants have gotten too big when it comes to killing off Batman. That's where my inner fanboy draws the line. He's made his own Gotham universe and it's own rules and continuity, but no artist owns the right to kill Batman. That happens, one viewing, and I'm done.

Can't see this happening with a RISES theme attached to the film and the fact that it is so anti-climactic and an instant crowd turn-off. Who leaves the theater juiced about a film where Batman dies at the end?

Nah
edge9000x
edge9000x - 5/28/2012, 9:49 AM
he's going to kill alfred not bruce.
Tajin88
Tajin88 - 5/28/2012, 9:49 AM
Killing batman off is sooo easy to end it, and if Nolan would go for that, then he would do it, but its not his style I think.
ThunderCougarFalconBird
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 5/28/2012, 9:50 AM
I don't think he'll be killed off, I think Batmans identity will be relvealed in the end.
DividedIStand80
DividedIStand80 - 5/28/2012, 9:51 AM
Kill off the whole Nolan Universe and start over
silverdog
silverdog - 5/28/2012, 9:51 AM
sure why not... kill everybody.
Chewtoy
Chewtoy - 5/28/2012, 9:51 AM
I don't see Batman getting broken, coming back, and then getting killed. That's just silly.
Jobu
Jobu - 5/28/2012, 9:51 AM
@Geo007 - I've always thought that he gave the ending away with that quote.
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