Rumor: The Dark Knight Rises Script Leaks

We have already seen one fake script featuring every single Bat villain mentioned in rumor and speculation. But now Scriptflags have been sent a much more authentic sounding document that may or may not be an early draft of Chris Nolan's third Batman flick..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 1/7/2011
A while ago a "leaked" script for TDKR popped up online but was quickly debunked as a fake. Well here we go again. Only this time scriptflags have details of a 165 page draft dated 2010. They say that if it is a fake it's the best fake they have ever come across, and they would see a lot! Anyway, here are the details..



Deadshot is featured being broken out of prison by The Society, headed by The Black Mask.

In Gotham, Batman has become a "myth". Crime is down so he keeps a low profile. He has a new aerial vehicle called The Wraith, a military prototype with a 40 foot wingspan.

Wayne Manor has been rebuilt, with a new Batcave.

Deadshot meets with Black Mask(who wears an "ebony skull"). He is also an associate of Roland Dagget, CEO of Dagget Industries.

Apparently Nolan has merged the characters of Hugo Strange and Edward Nashton. Nashton, like Strange in the comics, figures out Batman's identity and toys with him. Despite Nashton's appearance, no mention is made of The Riddler. He would appear to be a completely different character.

Jim Gordon is said to play out his role almost identically as he does in Prey, hunting Batman with the aid of a Detective Adams.

Talia Al Ghul makes a brief appearance, but no mention is made of a primary female villain, or indeed of the secondary female character Nolan is said to be currently casting. This suggests that if this is on the level, its a very early draft.


That's pretty much where Scriptflags' synopsis ends. You can click the link below to see their wording. They make no more mention of the part Deadshot would play or how Talia fits into the story. They say they are waiting for word on its authenticity before going into any more detail. What do you think? Could these be genuine plot details from a draft of Chris and Jonathan Nolan's TDKR script?


Source: Scriptflags
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RorMachine - 1/7/2011, 5:19 AM
Sorry guys, I have to paraphrase this so it might be a short while...
StrangerX - 1/7/2011, 5:40 AM
Whoa! Deadshot is a BIG SURPRISE!!!
GrimeKid - 1/7/2011, 5:47 AM
I hope this is true but it isn't likely so i'm neutral. AGAIN!
Always good to read the rumors though, cheers Ror
GrimeKid - 1/7/2011, 5:48 AM
But I like the idea of Bats lying low & being hunted, that would make for a great story
Xandera - 1/7/2011, 5:53 AM
It sounds pretty believable actually... and I like the direction it's taking.


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ManofSteel22 - 1/7/2011, 5:59 AM
@carterg
yeah i agree i would like to see him hunted in the next film,trying to do good,trying not to get killed by criminals,and tryin not to get caught by the police,sounds tough but would be exciting to watch,i just want to see this new bat cave and his ''bat mobile'' lol
and maybe a new suit??
Ibz - 1/7/2011, 6:05 AM
i like the idea, its much more believable then having six villains in one movie, but as usual i will wait till we hear something official
AKAzerocool - 1/7/2011, 6:07 AM
who's his love interest then? and why would nolan let deadshot break out. There is like no one in arkum.Only some psycho's and the joker.
longbowhunter - 1/7/2011, 6:18 AM
It would really make my year to have Deadshot in the next Batman flick.
comicb00kguy - 1/7/2011, 6:19 AM
IF this was real, it lays the foundation for what could be an interesting story. I would enjoy seeing the Black Mask as the primary villain. And Deadshot? That could make for an intriguing pairing of villains. This is all conjecture though at this point.
FrankGarret - 1/7/2011, 6:28 AM
I've got the script but I've not read it. I hear there's Edward Nashton, no love interest or female villain and scarce mention of Batman on the run.

I'd like to call shenanigans, but I'll reserve judgment for later.
RyKnow - 1/7/2011, 6:42 AM
Cosidering this is a Christopher Nolan film, I find it hard to believe that anything has been leaked out. The Dark Knight only gave us little bits of information before it's release, and finding out what Inception was about was like looking for the Holy Grail. I'm finding it hard to believe that a full on plot synopsis has been leaked this early into pre-production. To be honest, I'd rather wait for the film to come out and be surprised then finding everything out about it before seeing it. Which is why I haven't read the spoilers for Thor and Captain America; what's the point?

I'm kind of agreeing with comicb00kguy's post however.
steelrocks - 1/7/2011, 6:49 AM

It sounds feasable and legit. Let's wait and see
Minato - 1/7/2011, 6:54 AM
Its was almost believable until that bit about the Wraith. Nolan will not have Bats be a pilot in his movies.
TheDukeofMadmen - 1/7/2011, 6:55 AM
Can you fit all of that into 2 hours with out it feeling rushed?
JohnnyKrypton - 1/7/2011, 6:56 AM
Edward Nashton is the Riddler- Nolan has already nixed him for the movie so who knows...
TheDukeofMadmen - 1/7/2011, 6:57 AM
Also this doesn't sound like a story that's wraping up a trilogy story arch. It sounds more like a story that could have a sequel or a continuing story line it's self. Who knows what's in the mind of Nolan.
RorMachine - 1/7/2011, 7:19 AM
If it is legit its clearly a very early draft since we already know that Nolan is now on the lookout for 2 female leads. Its not unheard of for early drafts to be leaked but as was pointed out, Nolan is notoriously careful and secretive so I'm not sure what to believe. It does sound pretty cool though!
marvel72 - 1/7/2011, 7:22 AM
what i think

- deadshot = yes
- black mask = yes
- talia al ghul = yawn! boring character should be catwoman.

i'd love this to be true,but i think it is probably bullshit.

AEStark - 1/7/2011, 7:29 AM
I like the idea of the wraith. Batwing ftw!
ReddHotPoker - 1/7/2011, 7:32 AM
I hope it's BS, already sounds like too many villains. PLUS, they just rebuilt Wayne Manor with a kick-ass new bat cave but crime is down? And he's lying low? Does not compute!
CorndogBurglar - 1/7/2011, 7:34 AM
I really hope this is true because those villains would be fantastic.

Unfortunately, Nolan keeps info on his movies closer to himself than his own balls. So its probably fake.
Vafrous - 1/7/2011, 7:44 AM
Why the hell would Nolan use a character like Daggett?
BLACK MASK AND DEADSHOT ALL THE WAY!!!
Atomik - 1/7/2011, 7:47 AM
Fake bullshit. Deadshot? Gay....
FrankGarret - 1/7/2011, 7:54 AM
@RorMachine

The script is dated November 10, news of the female leads broke around mid-late november.
GUNSMITH - 1/7/2011, 7:59 AM
I WANNA BE SUPRISED, WHATEVER NOLAN DOES WITH BATMAN IT WILL BE BRILLIANT. NOLAN WANTS TO DO BETTER THAN BEFORE OR NOT DO IT AT ALL, SO I HAVE FAITH IN WHATEVER HE DOES WITH THIS FRANCHISE...
ThaMessenger07 - 1/7/2011, 8:01 AM
I like the characters mentioned. Really feel the inclusion of multiple villains as Mob bosses would be nice. Since they had multiple mob bosses in the last 2 films they could create ones that are less fearful of Batman. With the inclusion of Croc as some hired Muscle and Deadshot and Bane as individual Hired Mercenaries trying to get the payout for Batman's head. I want to see some H2H combat.
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/7/2011, 8:06 AM
Black Mask and Deadshot sounds good to me. But i would prefer Rupert Thorne over Daggett.
Nolan will surprise us thats for sure.
deadpool88 - 1/7/2011, 8:44 AM
I'm not getting my hopes up but i really hope deadshot is in the movie, on of my favorite villians
Kamdan - 1/7/2011, 8:45 AM
I'm pretty sure this is a fake, due to the mention of Roland Dagget. He was a character created for the animated series, based off of Max Shreck.
TheSuperSoldier - 1/7/2011, 8:51 AM
Stop saying stupid shit, stop taking it seriously and stop posting it. Or do what you'd like but you're a horrible journalist. I'm going to make up some shit and say it was a leaked script to. And there will be a robot monkey ninja dressed like a clown.
asavagevandal - 1/7/2011, 8:55 AM
Nolan respects the Batman mythos too much to 1. mix two individual characters into an amaglam and 2. choose an animated series mobster over a true comic book mobster. If there's a mobster, it will be Thorne. I love the idea of Deadshot and Black Mask, but either do Hugo Strange or do Eddie Nashton. There's no reason to blend them.
asavagevandal - 1/7/2011, 8:59 AM
http://ddpeterson.com/tom-hardy-is-strange-2/

My money's on Tom Hardy playing Hugo Strange. Maybe seeing him in BRONSON has made me bias.
DukeAcureds - 1/7/2011, 9:00 AM
I agree with Kamdan. Dagget spells fake. Hugo Strange and HarleyQuinn will be the villians. It will be based on Prey, of that I am sure. The vigilante that Strange is in league with will be either Hush or Anarky. Also, remember that Catwoman was in Prey. The mob boss will be either Rupert Thorne or Cobblepot. Maybe Black Mask, but I don't see it.
Xandera - 1/7/2011, 9:04 AM
@SeaOtterRodgers - they have pills that can mellow out that Anger problem you have...
Weedbeater - 1/7/2011, 9:09 AM
the script is pretty good so far. im 60 peges in
Weedbeater - 1/7/2011, 9:09 AM
the script is pretty good so far. im 60 peges in
Weedbeater - 1/7/2011, 9:09 AM
the script is pretty good so far. im 60 peges in
Knightstalker - 1/7/2011, 9:28 AM
I just can't see this "Wraith with a 40 foot wingspan" in TDKR. When did Bruce Wayne go to aviator's school and why would he fly a high powered military style jet to get around a city, even a large city like Gotham? I think a rebuilt Tumbler with limited amphibious cababilities would work better in the Nolan-verse.

I can see crime being at an all time low since the crime bosses all got jacked by the Joker, but new crime bosses will always rise up to take the place of those who went before them. Just because the bosses are gone doesn't mean the organizations they led are gone as well, just in a state of disarray.

Merging the Riddler and Hugo Strange? Worst idea I've heard in a long time.

Why even bring in Talia Al Ghul if it's just for a cameo? I can't see Nolan wasting a character like that.

At the end of the day, I have to call B.S. on this one.
CROD - 1/7/2011, 9:28 AM
"The script is dated November 10, news of the female leads broke around mid-late november."

ahhhhh thanks for the info. i knew it was fake.
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