RUMOR: Another Description For The Six Minute The Dark Knight Rises Prologue Emerges

RUMOR: Another Description For The Six Minute <i>The Dark Knight Rises</i> Prologue Emerges

It's that time again. With The Dark Knight Rises prologue just a few weeks away from theaters, possible descriptions are coming in thick and fast with the latest revealing the integration of footage from Batman Begins.

Got a pinch of salt handy? Good, because it may come in handy for what you're about to read. A member of the Superhero Hype Forums who claims to know someone close to the production of The Dark Knight Rises has what they believe to be a legitimate description of the prologue which will soon be released in theaters alongside Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. "Rocketman" describes his source in the following way: "Someone I know who is fairly close to production has seen a written description of this prologue...this guy has given me legit stuff all the way back to pre-production and even the Pittsburgh shoot."

- Josh Pence / Young Ra’s Al Ghul is in this significantly, along with a Young Bane.

- We are getting the League of Shadows. (We knew this)

- We see a friendship between Little Boy Bane and Little Talia, and believe it or not, this is going to mirror Young Bruce and Rachel in the very first scene of Batman Begins when they’re children. We won’t see footage of this scene intercut into the prologue, but the word "mirror" is written a few times. There seems to be a huge deal of "reflection" happening in this movie. Things will mirror other things. I have no clue what that means, but it seems fascinating. Talia is to Bane what Rachel was to Bruce – not really a lover, not really a sister-figure, but rather a good friend who shared childhood memories together, some being traumatic.

- This "Unnamed Mad Scientist" that we’ve seen around the sets, played by Alon Aboutboul, is the guy who essentially “created” Bane, and he is a bastard. He performed horrific experiments on him and it will be in the prologue. This man has supposedly helped to create the “Doomsday” device that we’ve seen in the pictures, but I use the word “Doomsday” because I haven’t been told what it is.

- The result of Bane’s health condition comes from a fire (as we all probably could’ve guessed). Ra’s Al Ghul’s wife (Talia’s mother) is trapped in this fire with Bane, along with Talia. Ra’s has only time to save Talia and Bane, but Bane is the last to escape and is severely injured / scarred. This is “tough to watch”, and mirrors Harvey Dent barely making it out of the warehouse. Ra's' wife is viewed as a "witch"/"gypsy" in their village, and Ra's is a "wizard". They're essentially "burning the witch at the stake", and Bane is an unfortunate casualty. (Again, a mirror to his supernatural side) - Villagers arrive with torches like it's the townspeople arriving to kill Frankenstein's monster - in this case, the monster isn't Bane - it's Ra's' wife.

- The brief snippet of Bane crawling up the well in the teaser will be in the prologue. This is part of Bane’s training, administered by Ra’s. Again, this will “mirror” the very first scene of Batman Begins, when Young Bruce falls down the well. It’s essentially the same exact shot. Young Bane RISES UP, Young Bruce FALLS DOWN.

- Among the Batman Begins shots inserted into TDKR: Bruce with longer hair and beard walking through the Chinese prison, Bruce inhaling from the bowl of the hallucinogen, Bane being one of the masked LOS members who was standing in the anonymous pack while Ra’s sicked bats on Bruce from the chest. We see Liam Neeson, but not in terms of new footage here.

- The only new footage we see of Liam Neeson is right when Bane emerges from the top of the well and, Ra’s is standing there waiting for him, impressed. Ra’s training Bane throughout his life mirrors the montage of Batman Begins ("My anger outweighs my guilt"), only this time, through clever editing in montage, we see Josh Pence age quickly into Liam/Ra’s Al Ghul through quick cuts, each cut making Bane a little taller. The ice set is there, though we can't know visually if it's the exact same location (since it's on paper.

The above description is paraphrased from an email a source who hasn't actually seen the prologue but has, "read a two-page treatment of notes that were essentially an outline of how this whole thing plays out." Bear in mind that these forums have been notoriously unreliable at times and spot on at others, so stay tuned for more details and descriptions as they emerge.


Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra's Al Ghul

RELEASE DATE: July 20th, 2012

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Josh Wilding
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MovieMaster - 11/26/2011, 2:51 PM
Awesome, sounds really cool and not what I was expecting, just read this on the TDKR Facebook group.
Fantine - 11/26/2011, 2:59 PM
I wanna see Catwoman :(
nowtheresaBATman - 11/26/2011, 3:00 PM
sure why not? sounds cool
bubba27 - 11/26/2011, 3:03 PM
Not buying this
PaulRom - 11/26/2011, 3:05 PM
Would prefer the one where Batman's broken, but this is pretty cool.
imnotahero - 11/26/2011, 3:05 PM
MrReese - 11/26/2011, 3:08 PM
I really liked this 1 better
Dev - 11/26/2011, 3:08 PM
It has alot of story involved in this description than the previous prologue description and Nolan is all about storytelling. I would believe this description than the previous one.
95 - 11/26/2011, 3:12 PM
Here why I don't believe it:
Wally Pfister said the prologue would be "mindblowing".
As great of an origin sequence as that is...
I expect a HUGE action sequence.
Nothing there sounds "mindblowing".
Anyways, how is that whole sequence suppose to be done in six minutes?
I'm still betting on a Inception-style Zero-Gravity Jet Plane sequence.
PaulRom - 11/26/2011, 3:17 PM
@3D Yeah that was what I was thinking. But Nolan said that the prologue would be an intro to Bane, and this description is definitely an intro to Bane. Yet like you said, it doesn't sound very 'mind-blowing'. We'll see though.
AiyalKilU - 11/26/2011, 3:19 PM
3D pretty much put it in context of what I was thinking

Pfister's exact quotes were "MINDBLOWING"... I don't see a training montage as exactly that

sounds like fanboy stuff (yet again)
golden123 - 11/26/2011, 3:22 PM
@3D: So film can't be mindblowing without action scenes? That sounds like Michael Bay logic right there.
95 - 11/26/2011, 3:23 PM

I expected more of Joker-Robbery intro.
Not some "Bane Begins" condensed origin.
JatevinM - 11/26/2011, 3:24 PM
I can see this being real.
nowtheresaBATman - 11/26/2011, 3:27 PM
I'll buy this for a dollar! How about a billion? This prologue is probably dead on, it all makes sense now after the prologue the movie will move to 8yrs. after TDK where we'll find Batman still fighting crime & on the run from the Gotham PD & exhausted from it. Then Bane shows up & beats Batman down which sends him into hiding to heal his wounds. Meanwhile Bane puts Gordan in the hospital & takes over Gotham. I think this might explain the scene in the teaser where Gordan mentions to Bruce how the Batman has been gone & NOW this evil rises & Bruce is feeling broken mentally/physically & has to essentially make the decision of whether or not he can return & defeat Bane & all the evil once & for all. That's my guess haha we'll see.
95 - 11/26/2011, 3:31 PM

Think for a second.
They filmed the prologue on IMAX.
IMAX footage needs to be dubbed.
So shooting dialogue on IMAX is ridiculous.
It makes no sense.
The prologue will be an action sequence.
95 - 11/26/2011, 3:33 PM

Oh yeah, I NEVER said only action scenes can be "mindblowing".
I just can't find anything "mindblowing" in this rumored description.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 11/26/2011, 3:35 PM
so it is basically the same as Batman Begins but with bane.
MovieMaster - 11/26/2011, 3:40 PM
@ironman53- I liked mine too :) But this seems pretty good, but all this Bane/Ras/LoS backstory is confusing me! Bring on July!
95 - 11/26/2011, 3:43 PM
I can confidently say it's FAKE.

Batman Begins 2.35:1 scenes intercutting with 1.44:1 IMAX scenes sounds stupid, Nolan would never allow the transitions to bother the immersion of his precious IMAX sequence.
95 - 11/26/2011, 3:48 PM

"After all, Ra's losing his wife is supposed to be what inspired him to become a vigilante, right? So why go after criminals if a bunch of ignorant, superstitious townspeople were the ones that killed his wife?"

Exactly! I'm glad you pointed that out.
TayDee - 11/26/2011, 4:07 PM
This is very uninteresting, hopefully this is false!
RyanLantern77 - 11/26/2011, 4:12 PM
Holy fuggin shit. I love it
FanboyTrump - 11/26/2011, 4:16 PM
Bane;s comic's origin is definitely better, if true, why try to fix something that isn't broken
Guerillas - 11/26/2011, 4:21 PM
even if it aint true, this would totally work!
Joker11 - 11/26/2011, 4:24 PM
[frick] source material, not everything can be like the comics.
alphamale80 - 11/26/2011, 4:25 PM
freak that foolishness like chavo said why try and the key word is try to fix something that is not broken? No venom so that means no breaking of the bat and that makes bane some asmatic chump or better yet a cheap bane imposter I hope who ever picks this up after this duche fart nolan will stay true to the source and not make stuff up on the fly
pro346 - 11/26/2011, 4:32 PM
@3D Maybe new scenes will be shot bb era but a new perspective ,I agree that nolan would want only imax scenes.
heisei24 - 11/26/2011, 4:50 PM
seems legit, but underwhelming
Alvahnomicron - 11/26/2011, 5:01 PM
Mmm-hmmm. Ok, not bad, not bad...
killman1221 - 11/26/2011, 5:04 PM
This movie is gonna be the shit!!!. Cant wait for 2012
Ghostt - 11/26/2011, 5:05 PM
wow, I've been skeptical until now. This sounds good. Bane is is Anti-Batman. SImilar training and background, only he took a sinister turn.
Garmanbozia - 11/26/2011, 5:18 PM
How the heck will this fit in a 6-7 minute prologue??? Pfister said that the Dark Knight Rises' prologue will be better than the one from Dark Knight. This description of the supposed prologue does not seems legit nor better than the Dark Knight's.

CLEAR BULLSHIT! And if this guy knew info from production members, he should be aware what "Bane's device" is all about.

Can't wait for the actual prologue to come out.
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/26/2011, 5:18 PM
Sounds cool enough.
continuezero - 11/26/2011, 5:20 PM
I'm betting Nolan is the one leaking all this stuff and makin it part of his "viral" campaign. It's probably all wrong just to throw us off the trail.
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/26/2011, 5:20 PM
very interesting but im gonna take all these rumors with biiiig grain of salt.
Garmanbozia - 11/26/2011, 5:29 PM
Besides, in BB Ra's Al Ghul says to Bruce towards the end "You were my greatest student" so I'm not very convinced that Ra's had intensive training sessions with Bane.

I prefer the description of the prison break sequence, for the prologue. More loyal to the source material.
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/26/2011, 5:30 PM
continuezero@ He is laughing diabolically right now somewhere, devil´s horns on his head!;)
marvel72 - 11/26/2011, 5:31 PM
mission impossible is gonna take shit loads on its opening weekend.

shame its for a average/good 6 minute prologue.
kevshardlemonade - 11/26/2011, 5:39 PM
Sounds okay but I like the other idea better where Bane wrecks Batman a few minutes after The Dark Knight. Besides this new supposed prologue sounds kinda sloppy but I wont be surprised if it does turn out to be real ( I hope not) because the teaser description sounded blah and it turned out real. Also, if Bane was there during Batman Begins, why didnt Ra's bring him with him at the end of Begins when he came back to spread Scarecrow's toxin? Why would
nt he attack in the next movie while The Joker wreaked havock? It doesnt make sense to me.
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