A Rundown Of 2011's Spoilers For THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

From an 8 yr time-skip to Bane venom and lazarus pits, here's a rundown of the choice spoilers for Christopher Nolan's conclusion to his box-office smashing Batman trilogy.

Follow Mark:
By Mark Julian - 12/28/2011

By: Mark Julian


TDKR PICKS UP 8 YRS AFTER THE DARK KNIGHT
Without a doubt, this was probably the biggest bit of news to emerge about The Dark Knight Rises. It's pretty hard to shock people in today's been-there-done-that society but I'm sure I wasn't alone in picking my jaw off the floor when Christopher Nolan dropped that bombshell.



JUST WHO THE HELL IS JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT PLAYING?
From the moment it was announced that Christopher Nolan was bringing his Inception co-stars Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt onto The Dark Knight Rises, speculation has run rampant about which roles they might play. While it is pretty much given these days that Cotillard is playing Miranda Tate/ Talia al Ghul, no one is really buying the statement from WB that Levitt is playing Gotham City beat-cop, John Blake. There are rumors running rampant that Levitt is playing everyone from the Holiday Killer to Dick Grayson and some even believe he's a member of the Falcone crime family, in fact the son of Tom Wilkinson's character in "Batman Begins.


NEVER MIND LEVITT, WHO IS JUNO TEMPLE PLAYING?
Is she Harley Quinn, is she Holly Robinson, Stephanie Brown? There has been no official word from WB on Temple's character. However, Total Film sure seems to think she's playing Holly Robinson. When asked about her character, "Holly Robinson" Temple replied with a typical evasive answer but interestingly, didn't deny that she's playing Robinson. This may be one question that doesn't get answered until we actually get to see the film.


NO VENOM FOR BANE?
Can't say I'm surprised by this bit of news that emerged from an interview with costume designer Lindy Hemming, as a toxin that insanely increases muscle mass doesn't really fit into the realism that Nolan has crafted into his Batman movies. Said Hemming, "He was injured early in his story. Hes suffering from pain and he needs gas to survive. He cannot survive the pain without the mask. The pipes from the mask go back along his jawline and feed into the thing at the back where there are two canisters of what ever it is..the anesthetic."


DID LIAM NEESON FILM A CAMEO?
Liam Neeson was apparently spotted on the set of TDKR filming scenes. The real question here is whether Neeson is alive and well or was he filming scenes for a flashback? This scoop also led to certain rumors involving a certain pit with incredible "restorative" properties...


IS THIS THE LAZARUS PIT?


BATMAN GETS A NEW VEHICLE.


SCARECROW RETURNS
He's been a constant in all of the Batman films from Nolan and after a brief appearance in The Dark Knight, it looks like Cillian Murphy will receive more screen time in TDKR. Reportedly, the Scarecrow has moved up the judicial ladder and is now a judge who will preside over court cases that decide whether Gotham's Elite live or die.



THE BATCAVE GETS AN UPGRADE



CATWOMAN'S BACKSTORY IN TDKR
Well, yours truly had the exclusive scoop way back in July that Catwoman would have a background akin to her portrayal in the graphic novel, Batman: Year One. Thanks to a certain concept artist, I was told that bit of news but I was forced to reign in assurances at the time due to the nature of concept art and it being super-early in the production. However, for all intents and purposes, many sites are presently considering it a given that Anne Hathaway's Selina Kyle will have a very checkered past. Those of you lucky enough to see the TDKR prologue got a quick glimpse of a sullen Selina Kyle, wearing an orange prison jumpsuit and riding in the back of a squad car.



EVEN MTV CAN'T PULL INFO OUT OF THE CAST




All thing's considered, not a whole lot has leaked out from the TDKR production that Christopher Nolan didn't plan on. We still don't really know who Juno Temple is playing, heck, we never even got a set photo of her. Is Joseph Gordon-Levitt Batman's ally or another adversary? And if Bane does indeed break the Bat, how exactly does he "rise" again? One thing's for sure, Christopher Nolan will have the answers on July 20, and they probably won't be the one's we expect but that's why we love the Batman movies to begin with.



Running Time: Unknown
Release Date: July 20 2012 (USA)
MPAA Rating: Unknown
Starring: Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (screenplay), David S. Goyer (story)

Click here to read a rundown of THE AVENGERS spoilers for 2011.


Source: various
DISCLAIMER: This article was submitted by a volunteer contributor who has agreed to our code of conduct. ComicBookMovie.com is protected from liability under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) and "safe harbor" provisions. CBM will disable users who knowingly commit plagiarism, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement. Please contact us for expeditious removal of copyrighted/trademarked content. You may also learn more about our copyright and trademark policies HERE.
7
LIKE!
77 Comments
1 2
40oz - 12/28/2011, 4:14 PM
Pumped!
40oz - 12/28/2011, 4:16 PM
And Juno Temple is hotttt
95 - 12/28/2011, 4:23 PM
Cool article.
Spoiler - The green screen pit is from the trailer where mercs go down wires and into the prison Bruce was in. I'm thinking it's a flashback of Bane with Ra's burning down a Arabic looking Pena Dura prison. The fire rises.
impenn8 - 12/28/2011, 4:23 PM
can't wait till see the new fully upgraded Batcave! lol
and man, yeah theres no giant penny, nor any other artifacts but..
manymade1 - 12/28/2011, 4:24 PM
Can you do one for Amazing Spider-Man Mark?
RunDTC - 12/28/2011, 4:28 PM
of everything listed, I'm most interested in JGL. I really wonder if there is something else to his character.
WellDrawn - 12/28/2011, 4:30 PM
I honestly can't understand anyone having a problem with Banes voice. Even in the bootleg prologue, I was able to easily make out everything he said.
Hell, he sounds exactly like what a guy with a giant metal contraption over his mouth should sound like, and I love his timing/pronunciation.
soberchimera - 12/28/2011, 4:32 PM
John Blake is really Deadshot maybe???
EditNinja - 12/28/2011, 4:45 PM
Nice article. Interesting tidbits.
NeoBaggins - 12/28/2011, 4:47 PM
@WellDrawn Bane's voice is sick. Haters gonna hate.
Supes17 - 12/28/2011, 4:58 PM
JGL is Killer Croc, guys
Supes17 - 12/28/2011, 5:00 PM
Look at the Batcave!
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 12/28/2011, 5:07 PM
You forgot that they said they won't be changing Bane's or Bats voice.
PoPcornDude - 12/28/2011, 5:16 PM
are Superman and batman living in the same universe ?
if so, what happened first:

Superman Man of Steel of tdk ?
or it is after tdkr ???

anyone knows ?
dahamma - 12/28/2011, 5:22 PM
THis is gonna be a wild ride. I just hope just this last time, Nolan gives me the real Batman. Meaning I want to see Batman become his identity more so than Wayne. And seeing Batman doing nearly impossible feats with his Bare hands!!!!
dahamma - 12/28/2011, 5:22 PM
@Popcorndude, I highly highly doubt they are in the same Universe, Nolan doesn't roll like that
Zordan - 12/28/2011, 5:31 PM
was there rumour of jokers laughing in movie or i was dreaming? :)
blueorangeny - 12/28/2011, 5:33 PM
@ Dahamma - never say never. I don't count out the following. Bane breaks Batman's back, Batman dips in the pit, recoups and gets younger. Perhaps it's a way to continue the same feel of Batman (perhaps it will be with someone else) but it continue with a 4th and 5th films. As far Supes, there's no official recognition or word that Superman exist or other heroes but can EASILY be changed. A quick reference during the movie can automatically combine universals, would we bitch.....no, so never say never.
blueorangeny - 12/28/2011, 5:34 PM
@ theninjaraven - As I said before, let's talk in August. By then we know which movie came out on top.
johan02 - 12/28/2011, 5:35 PM
@demonhunter, if JGL is infact Dick Greyson/Robin Idk if I could handle him not suitin up. Hell Ill be honest, I have always liked Robin more then Batts. So if Nolan even so much as puts Greyson onscreen, he better dam well have him gear up. I dont care if it dosent look like the comics, only that if they do have Greyson he better be ready for battle
daywalker1623 - 12/28/2011, 6:00 PM
Don't get me wrong I love Nolan's movies and I love what he has done with the Batman franchise. But, I wish he would stick more with the comics. It seems all he uses is the characters and makes up a story from there. That's why as a comic fan I prefer what Marvel is doing. I would love it if JGL was Robin but Nolan has said he wasn't going to go down the Robin road. Also, where is the batmobile? They destroyed the tumbler in TDK, the natural prgression would be making the batmobile. They rebuilt the cave and the mansion.
Again, love Nolan and his movies but as a fan it could be better. But we'll have to wait and see.
Squaremaster316 - 12/28/2011, 6:06 PM
A phenomenal film that is going to easily top any other film of the genre coming out that year.
Supes17 - 12/28/2011, 6:07 PM
Man everyone is getting excited for this movie!
Even GRIF, lol..His brother taped his reaction to the trailers and soundtrack below

Supes17 - 12/28/2011, 6:08 PM
LMAO^ go Grif, tear some shit up
FightAs0ne - 12/28/2011, 6:12 PM
Lmao @Supes
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 12/28/2011, 6:12 PM
No Venom = No real Bane.

This is to "realistic"!!! LMAO, how can people say TDK is the best CBM to date, it's not a CBM, just happens to use unfaithful versions of the characters, 'Nuff Said.

This is BANE!

Bane Pictures, Images and Photos

Not a Mortal Kombat character.

Bane Pictures, Images and Photos

Subbie from 1st movie Pictures, Images and Photos

WE HAVE COME TO FAR IN THE COMIC BOOK MOVIE INDUSTRY TO NOT HAVE FAITHFUL COSTUMES!
UltimateSpidey - 12/28/2011, 6:17 PM
i think that "lazurus" pit is just the opening of that massive well type entrance to what i believe is that place wayne is at with the rise chant
Supes17 - 12/28/2011, 6:18 PM


BLACKTHORN - 12/28/2011, 6:27 PM
Bane comes, breaks he bat, breaks gotham, the bat returns saves gotham, defeats bane, bane kills himself.
Lawliet - 12/28/2011, 6:28 PM
Nolan will kick so much ass next year, so many questions still don't have answers. only option is to watch this in IMAX :D
BLACKTHORN - 12/28/2011, 6:28 PM
oh and that's not the batcave.
rottencotten - 12/28/2011, 6:35 PM
The JGL speculation is one of the only reasons I'm going to watch this movie. If Greyson is the surprise,I hope it leads into a trilogy for himself. Skip Robin, and go right to Night Wing. Amongst the other rumors I have heard, the Riddler rumor has got to be my favorite. It would be a perfect ending to the movie if "John Blake" gets locked up in the asylum and begins talking in riddles; perhaps the perfect time for the Scarecrow to show his face. Bane is a complete mess from a comic book fan's point of view but for the general audience his character will work just fine...
KozmikPariah - 12/28/2011, 6:43 PM
I'd heard John Blake was a mishearing of Tom Blake and JGL is playing Catman and that'll tie into Catwoman somehow. You can search around and see where the character's called Tom Blake on some sites.
brewtownpsych - 12/28/2011, 6:57 PM
Lazarus pit would be rad but wouldn't fit the realistic universe. (oddly i think MOS would as he's an alien).

most importantly, i totally forgot about the Joker ... he is still alive in the movie continuity so i would be very surprised if they didn't figure out a way to address that. that would be way too big a loose end.
micvalpro - 12/28/2011, 7:32 PM
that isnt the lazarus pit, its actually the well we see in the trailer where those group of men are climbing down. if you notice there are ropes on the side. the green is to computerize the giant hole.
nowtheresaBATman - 12/28/2011, 7:34 PM
@gambitfreak
I'm willing to bet that you have a teddy bear named Osito just like Bane did it the comics & you cry yourself to sleep w/ it every night over the fact that Bane doesn't look as silly as he does in the comics in TDKR.
It's called an imagination. Nolan's got one.
DCnerd46 - 12/28/2011, 7:54 PM
This "realism" crap doesn't work w/ comic book movies. Christopher Nolan, you are [frick]ing up big time.
Lego - 12/28/2011, 7:56 PM
Oscars 2013 here we come.
DCnerd46 - 12/28/2011, 7:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLRphPAQkCI&feature=channel_video_title
Ranger14 - 12/28/2011, 8:09 PM
"I honestly can't understand anyone having a problem with Banes voice. "

...and I honestly can't get what people like about his voice. To me, Bane should have a rough, lower-register voice with a Latin accent, not some high-pitched, wheezy old man voice. We all have our opinions. To each their own. I am not liking it at all.
1 2

Please log in to post comments.

Don't have an account?
Please Register.