RUMOR: Possible Details For The Dark Knight Rises Leaked!
Another day, another TDKR rumor. This time, a user from the SHH! forums claims to have been told some insider info about the plot of the movie, highliting details on Catwoman, Bane and the League of Shadows involvement. Hit the jump for the details...
A relatively new user who goes by the name NolanLover has supposedly leaked a ton of info regarding Bane's origin, Catwoman, the mystery device, what happens to Gotham and much more. Here we go, and make sure grains of salt are at the ready...
Ok, I was refraining posting this because I have no idea if it's true or not. Somebody I know was an extra in the Pittsburgh shoots and I recently saw him. He's not known for telling the truth, so take this with a grain of salt, but he managed to overhear some conversations between Nolan and the crew/cast. Here we go, most likely that none of this is true but it's worth posting anyway:
Ras al Ghul is somewhat similar to the President (the name), when somebody is crowned leader of the LoS he is named Ras al Ghul. Ken Watanebe from BB was Ras al Ghul at the time, and then Henri Ducard inherited it. And if the leader is a woman, she is named Talia al Ghul.
Leading on from that, Tate is Talia but she is not Ducard's daughter.
Abon Attboul (or however you spell it) is a complete bastard. After Ducard found a young Bane rising from the flames in his burning village, he acquired major injuried and severe damage to his lungs, so he was sent to the LoS's scientist to *fix*. While Bane was in his care, he conducted horrific experiments on him to turn him into the ultimate warrior: Somebody immune to pain, an unstoppable brute. He creates the breathing mask for him which is there to keep him alive and deliver the anaesthetic that kills the pain vessels or whatever in his body.
The place where Batman+Bane have been seen in the Empire pics and in the teaser trailer is NOT the Batcave. After Bats defeated the LoS in BB, some soldiers stayed behind and set up a base in the sewers where they have been watching Batman, waiting for the right moment to strike. After Ducard (Ras) died Talia became the new leader of the LoS and Bane was her *fighter* in a way.
More on Bane's backstory. After all the hideous experiments performed on him as a child, The LoS tricked Bane into thinking that Abon kidnapped him and killed the scientist and stole a machine that he had been working on, which is the mystery device used by Bane in Gotham. He was trained all his life in the LoS and Ras wanted him to be his heir, but during his early-20's Ras and Bane had a falling out so Bane left. Shortly after this, Bruce came along to the LoS and Ras saw a lot of Bane in him, they mirrored each other in a way. After Bruce left, the attack on Gotham obviously began and the events of BB unfolded. Talia wanted Bane back so she set out to look for him, and sent him to Gotham around the beginning of TDK.
I haven't been told what the device is, he just referred to it as a Doomsday device. I'm pretty sure it's a bomb, but it's being used to hold the city hostage, kind of. The events of TDK pan out, and Bane watches from the shadows, collecting information to defeat Batman. The reason Bane wants to destroy Batman (or the reason why Talia wants him to destroy Batman more like) is because they believe he killed Ras and they want revenge, so they come to Gotham to finish Ras's job.
Talia will obviously disguise herself as Tate and most of the LoS will come to Gotham with her, disguising themselves as police officers and politicians etc. Tate slowly starts to take over Wayne Enterprises and the LoS have already infiltrated most of the U.S government infastructre, so they are basically in charge of what they want to do with Gotham.
People have been speculating about what will happen to Gotham, whether a bomb will go off, an earthquake machine or whether the LoS are holding it hostage. None of them are right. The government (or the LoS should I say) decide that because Gotham is so riddled with crime (pun intended) that it would be turned into an open-air prison entitled Arkham City. All citeizens could leave if they wished, but the GCPD don't and neither do a lot of the new politicans and public servants who are really working for the LoS.
Some info on how the movie will pan out. That supposed prologue description, the one where Batman gets his back broken by Bane, is true. But it's not the prologue. Bane's origin takes up around the first half an hour of the movie and he told me that it sounds really, really good. The part AFTER the prologue picks up immediately after TDK, and its's basically what the description says. People believe that Batman disappeared because he went into hiding, not because he got his back broken by a powerful supervillain who was going to destroy the city.
Starting off, Bane plays a 'Dictator' type role, similar to how Penguin was portrayed in BR. He is on Gotham's side, and when AC is announced, he is chosen to be the warden, basically what Hugo Strange's role was in the video game. Bane realises that he would take no joy out of destroying a city filled with criminals, so before AC begins, he invades the Gotham Rogues game and introduces his Doomsday device. He does indeed execute somebody on the pitch, but I wasn't told who it is.
After Bats gets his back broken, the movie fast forwards 8 years later and we get fed flashbacks of how Bane slowly took over Gotham. There is one thing different in the back-breaking scene though, it's not set in that tunnel-y place like it said in the description, it's set in the secret underground LoS base and the chanting from the teaser is hundreds of LoS assassins chanting for Batman's downfall at the hands of Bane. AS many have guessed, Bane won't be that huge. But he will be damn strong. He will only appear huge when he sprays Batman with Scarecrow's fear gas, re-worked to make Bane appear massive to the victim.
Catwoman will start out as a cat burglar in the movie. She will indeed be a prositute, but will give that up when she meets Bruce Wayne and they form a relationship. One thing leads to another and she learns his secret, so decides to give up her life of villainy and replace Batman in his war against crime, but this time she kills the criminals.
One final piece of info. I know how Bane dies, kind of. Because he can't feel pain, he doesn't know when to stop. For example, he could have every bone in his body broken but because he can't feel pain, he carries on fighting. So Bane will be essentially beaten to death without him knowing it.
Well that's all I have. Most of this probably isn't true but it does fit in with some of the rumours we've heard. I don't know anything about John Blake, but I'm told his character is a mystery and he has appeared in either BB or TDK before, but he's not telling me who he is. My bet is he's the kid from the narrows in BB. But that's just pure speculation.
Yeah, I'm obviously going to have a hard time buying this. I believe that some parts of this could be true and others may be pure speculation. For example, it doesn't explain how Talia was chosen as the new leader of the LoS and how she knows Bane. The first thing that popped into my head is that Talia and Bane are siblings, but I even find that hard to believe. If the "president" similarites are true, then this fits into Marion Cotillard saying that her character is an original character, and having her be Ducard's daughter would probably only confuse the timelines even further.
The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Pence and Morgan Freeman and is released on July 20th, 2012!
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