RUMOR: New Details for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and THE BATMAN REBOOT Leaked

Yeah you read it right: Batman reboot. Following on from the amazing theatrical poster for The Dark Knight Rises released earlier today, brand new info about the upcoming movie and the rumoured reboot has surfaced. Hit the jump for the details...

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By MovieMaster - 12/10/2011


Is it just me, or are we being suspiciously treated with an onslaught of TDKR news? Didn't think so. This information comes from the SHH! forums so be cautious, and bear in mind it's posted by the same person who "leaked" some apparent details a few weeks back. Take the following with a grain of salt...

-Miranda Tate is Talia al Ghul. She is the new head of the League of Shadows. But Bane will not be affiliated with them. He is an entirely different villain, with his own supply of mercs to take over Gotham. The LoS are already planning to overthrow Gotham during the 8 year time lapse and near the middle of the movie Talia and Bane make an agreement to join forces.

-Bane forces Leonid Pavel to build him the Doomsday device we've seen in set photos, and I can confirm that it is a nuclear bomb/EMP machine. After Talia and Bane's agreement, she contacts members of the LoS who are working in the White House (it is implied, possibly as a joke, that the President is in fact a member of the LoS) and other important LoSers to not send in the army or National Guard. They shut off Gotham from the outside world and if anybody tries to get in or out, the bomb will go off.

-The Scarecrow scene description we've read is true, it is the only way to escape Gotham. The criminals are against the LoS and form an unstable and awkward alliance with Batman later in the movie. Scarecrow kidnaps Talia at some point and holds a trial for her (like in the description). Obviously, some mercs come to rescue her and Bane kills Scarecrow.

-The bomb will go off at the end of the movie. This is the shock ending Nolan is planning, Batman tries to save Gotham using the Batwing but it doesn't work. The bomb shuts off all electronics in Gotham as well.

-Now time for some interesting news. There is only one LoS flashback and that was what was filmed with Liam Neeson. Josh Pence doesn't play a young Ras, he plays a Government official. He is basically the guy who deploys Nixon to Gotham and he is the person who realises that the whole Bane/Talia thing is a huge conspiracy. He manages to overthrow the corrupted White House members and begins to evacuate Gotham.

-After everybody's evacuated from Gotham (and the final battle has already happened), Batman and Bane have their final brawl. Catwoman fights with Talia and after they are beaten, Batman offers to take them out of the city. They jump at the chance, beating down Bats and Cats in a suprise attack. They reach the Batwing (called The Bat) and Bane pushes away Talia, taking the vehicle as the only way out of the crumbling city. The bridges are up. Batman and Catwoman have to work with Talia to find a way out of the city. The way they escape is actully brilliant. In Begins, Alfred tells Bruce that his great-grandfather was a part of the underground railroad and that the Batcave came in handy. And that's the answer. The cops of Gotham hide in one of these tunnels when Bane and Talia are ruling Gotham and that's how the team escape.

-The citeizens of Gotham go their seperate ways after immigrating to different cities across America and the world. He didn't go into specifics about this part, but he joked that Wayne Enterprises is re-built in Metropolis.

That's the TDKR spoilers out of the way, now time to delve into the reboot news. WB have only had light discussions about this and are heavily focusing on TDKR. But of course, their minds are flying forward and thinking about the reboot. They really want to reboot it as quick as they can because obviously it's bankable and it needs to rebooted if they want to do a shared universe. They're not looking at actors or directors just yet, but they've kind of figured out a plot of how the movie would go.

-It would be a reboot, but the origin is told in flashbacks. It would show off Batman's detective side, by choosing a heavily-wanted villain for TDKR....

-That's right, The Riddler is the planned villain. Riddler would leave puzzles for Batman to solve and if he got them wrong, someone or something he loved would die. The something refers to a building or something similar *cough Wayne Enterprises cough*.

- Unlike the Nolan trilogy, the movies would be seperate installments. They wouldn't be directly related. So something similar to the connections between BB, TDK and TDKR won't happen.

- It will be more comics-orientated. The series will handle a lot of different genres, including Action, Mystery and Horror. The horror part is about the side villain: Man-Bat. Riddler will kidnap somebody random and prepare to turn them into Man-Bat. If Bats solves the puzzle, he will live. If he gets it wrong, then he'll undergo the operation.

- WB are trying to introduce new villains to the general public, hence Man-Bat. The next part is based on speculation and hints, but the other villains in the franchise will all have either already appeared in a movie (and had their character completely obliverated, like Mr. Freeze) or be completely new (ala Killer Croc, Black Mask and Hugo Strange).


All I can say is: Woah. Some of the TDKR tidbits seem a little fake to me, but the reboot news sound pretty cool. I like that they're finally giving us what we want, a more comics-orientated movie skipping the origin. Although Nolan's trilogy is what the fans wanted and they still bitch about it, so I expect that once the reboot comes around people will be bitching about that too.

The Dark Knight Rises is released July 20 2012 and the Batman reboot will probably be released sometime around 2015/16.
Source: SuperHeroHype
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DioFoRio - 12/10/2011, 4:41 PM
the underground railroad thing makes sense
TheBumblingIdiot - 12/10/2011, 4:43 PM
i call bs
JDUKE25 - 12/10/2011, 6:59 PM
sounds alright. And agreed, the underground railroad makes sense, and brings around the info from the first one to the last one.
Gnyah123 - 12/10/2011, 7:53 PM
okay...
if they do a reboot...it needs to be base on both arkham video games! please!
but if not its w/e i def. want to see man-bat and killer croc in the next reboot...killer croc is my fav. bat villain after bane!
but i dont think they shud do riddler they already did him...dnt do characters u already did..(freeze, tooth face, ivy, penguin, joker, bane,)
we def. need killer croc!!! and we def. need man-bat...and robin williams will be the perfect hugo strange!!
and if they do bring a reboot...bring in Knight Wing!! if possible!!!
Tajin88 - 12/10/2011, 8:03 PM
One of da biggest BS!
Gnyah123 - 12/10/2011, 8:20 PM
i think the reboot will happen real soon though since they want to try n get the justice league movie going
arent they going to do a GL 2? and isnt his universe going to tie up wit superman 1 or 2s universe??
lokierthanloki - 12/10/2011, 8:35 PM
some aspects of this sounds like dark knight returns and no mans land. sounds interesting but i dont believe it
Gnyah123 - 12/10/2011, 9:07 PM
as for TDKR i dont believe it but its probably true..
joeker - 12/11/2011, 5:59 AM
im not sure about the reboot sounds like just another saw movie
xmen145 - 12/11/2011, 6:30 AM
yayyyy, sounds very epic!!!, but also very sky high like! (the movie)
MrReese - 12/11/2011, 6:54 AM
The Riddler HAS 2 b in the reboot!!!!!!!
charliegaridel1990 - 12/11/2011, 7:39 AM
the one part of this "spoiler" i believe is that Talia Al Ghul could be Miranda Tate
AC1 - 12/11/2011, 8:26 AM
what a load of bullshit. They wouldn't already have a plot outline for a reboot when this film isn't even finished being edited. The underground railroad bit sounds cool though, but if that happens in the film I'll be extremely disappointed that for once the leaked info was right, since it seems like that'd be the big victory moment, the one where the audience thinks "Oh I remember that, wow Chris Nolan's being clever there!"
darthbobtarkas - 12/11/2011, 9:19 AM
Somewhere in America, Christopher Nolan, surrounded by his harem of female Bat-fans, having casual sex inside the batwing is laughing his ass off and screaming, "What fools these mortals be!"
Gyasiman - 12/11/2011, 9:20 AM
Hmmmmm I dont know how i feel about this
duncboy - 12/11/2011, 11:04 AM
this sounds like a bunch of horseshit, and by that I mean not true, fake, and stupid
YearOne - 12/11/2011, 11:11 AM
There are numerous spelling mistakes, I don't believe the in the illiterate!
DoctorSnide - 12/11/2011, 12:05 PM
I clicked on the link not even realizing who wrote this. @MovieMaster, you have ZERO credibility on this CBM site. Prologue anyone? From credible sources who "saw it a few times" back in November or October. Just stop while you're behind. NO ONE Believes you.
LogicError - 12/11/2011, 12:30 PM
every time I think this site hit rock bottom i see stuff like this... Ridiculous out of this world fiction and terrible, just terrible writing.
MovieMaster - 12/11/2011, 1:17 PM
@TheGothamLegend- Yeah, I was the one given the news by a 'WB insider' so went and wrote an article on here about it. Dude, read the article first. This comes from some dude on the SHH! forums, not me. And you can gurantee if I hadn't posted it then somebody else would have.
HAQ - 12/11/2011, 1:55 PM
I sense the death of a franchise after Nolan's epic trilogy... kinda like when Schumacher took over after Burton... Man-Bat... seriously? GTFOH
DoctorSnide - 12/11/2011, 1:59 PM
You're just consistent at writing articles that are made up and passed off as something you received from a "credible" source or an "insider". Your material has leaked....from the brain of an amateur wanna be writer who thinks their idea would/could pass off as something moving enough to be green-lit into a film. It's terrible. I go to these forums also and I'm never compelled to come one here and write an article about them. Just because someone writes "Leaked Batman Info" doesn't mean I should be compelled to pass that garbage on to the masses. I respect you as a person but I don't respect your work thus far.
MovieMaster - 12/11/2011, 2:27 PM
@TheGothamLedgend- I write these articles because rumors are something that interests myself and most other CBMers greatly on here. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find decent news first on here? Extremely hard. Rumors are one of the easiest things to post on here and it means I'm one step closer to becoming an Editor.
Potterman - 12/11/2011, 3:20 PM
What I don't understand is Gary Oldman is quoted saying they could do 2 sequels to this movie. I find it hard to believe that they would do any sequels if the events listed here actually happened.
jmunny - 12/11/2011, 5:48 PM
sounds like they're confusing Batman with the next National Treasure
Garmanbozia - 12/11/2011, 6:51 PM
Ummm...this is only making reference to ideas we already know about the Dark Knight Rises seen in leaked set footage and such. Nothing totally new here besides the LOS in the White House and the underground railroad scene. And the destruction of Gotham is pure speculation combining the teaser poster and the idea that Bane's device is a Nuke bomb/EMP device. This is all fake in my opinion, but all theses ideas are very good; better than other fan fiction I've read in the past few months.
gothamwriter - 12/11/2011, 8:08 PM
Reeally Do U Have To Be F'In Kidding Me FAKE FAKE FAKE
JOSH PENCE NOT RAS AL GHUL
THE WHOLE WHITE HOUSE THING
TALIA IS KIDNAPPED BY THE POWERLESS SCARECROW
BATMAN BANE FINAL BRAWL BUT NOT THE END OF THE MOVIE
BANE TAKES OFF IN THE BATWING
BATMAN CATWOMAN TALIA TEAM UP
SO YOUR TELLING ME PEOPLE WILL FIGHT FOR THIS CITY MOST OF THE MOVIE JUST TO ABANDON IT WHEN A SMALL BOMB GOES OF REALLY REALLY REALLY STOP IT
BatmanDies2012 - 12/11/2011, 11:12 PM
I have been watching Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Year One, while playing Arkham City... it still is not enough. I NEED TO SEE THIS MOVIE...
BenjaminTriforce - 12/11/2011, 11:13 PM
I hope it isn't true, or else I've spoiled the entire film for myself!

Even if this is fan fiction, its one of the more believable descriptions I've read.

No one has commented on Bane killing Scarecrow speculation. That would be cool. Hardy confirmed that Bane will crush skulls and rip out spines, hopefully that of another super villain.Batman would never cross that line, but Bane would. Interesting counterpoint. So much mirroring!
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 12/11/2011, 11:32 PM
First of all I would be happy never seeing the Riddler in a Batman movie. Every fan fic story has him being a cross between the Zodiac killer and jigsaw. I always thought of him as a lame villain.

Second, this is BS. Again, less is more. This guys friend must have heard a lot on set, considering NONE of the extra's had any context to the scenes they were filming. They were told what to do and that was it, they were given zero context. Plus, do you honestly think Nolan, would break down the entire plot in front of extra's let alone break it down at all on set.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 12/11/2011, 11:35 PM
I could see however the League of Shadows teaming up with Batman. Perhaps Talia is there to choose which path to take, and after seeing what Bane was about decided to align her self with Batman. That would bring it full circle.
loganoneil - 12/12/2011, 10:40 AM
IF the reboot rumors are true (and that's a BIG 'if' - remember, 'grain of salt..'), the only logical course of action is to re-open the Bat-world to the rest of the DC universe. Face it, Marvel's KICKING DC's ass as far as live-action movies are concerned, and with 'The Avengers' on the horizon, it only makes sense for DC to pull out their big guns and do a 'Justice League' film. That means Nolan's isolated vision has GOT TO GO.
spidey1994 - 12/12/2011, 12:24 PM
What's the point of a Batman reboot after The Dark Knight Rises?
bhorwith22 - 12/13/2011, 5:57 AM
Funny that these 'rumors' only come out after new information about the film is released or something from the film leaks. Also, info about Catwoman comes to a halt and Catwoman is nowhere to be seen in these rumors.

These rumors are all bullshit.
osogama - 12/13/2011, 2:27 PM
cant wait. look like the reboot is in the right direction
Ghostfire - 12/13/2011, 4:11 PM
Instead of a reboot, how about that money gets put into either a WW or Flash film?
darkknightmare2012 - 12/14/2011, 1:35 PM
im cool with them using the riddler that way in a reboot .. no to man bat please...
JackDexx - 12/14/2011, 3:31 PM
I CAN'T WAIT FOR A BATMAN REBOOT, regardless of if this is right or not. I want a great detective movie with a genius billionaire fighting some great villains.
ElBicho - 12/15/2011, 5:50 AM
rebootrebootrebootyesyesyesyesyes
JackDexx - 12/17/2011, 5:12 PM
Shut up, Bowser you sound stupid. Just because you like Nolan's stuff, doesn't mean Batman should be held back. tard.
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