The TV spots for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises are continuing to get more menacing and more intense. The latest is no exception, and even though there is room for a little light hearted chit chat, there is no doubt things are getting darker.
Thankfully though, this new TV spot marks the welcome return of Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, a character who has been pretty much absent from all the trailers and TV spots so far. It is good to see him back!
In more Batman news, screenwriter David S. Goyer recently spoke with Empire and hinted at a dark end to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. We already know that even though Nolan plans to end his reign of director with this film, Warners are keen to keep the franchise going, with rumours that maybe Nolan’s brother, Jonathan might take over as director. Jonathan wrote all three of his older Brother’s Batman films. Whether Christian Bale continues as Batman remains to be seen, but at least there is hope that The Dark Knight Rises is not the end.
However, Goyer’s words in an interview hint at an ending which might not please everyone, but will certainly be a brave and highly controversial move. See, for months I have had a sneaky suspicion things won’t end well, but just how bad they will end is a mystery, maybe they won’t end bad at all, but Goyer’s words do give us something to think about.
Here is what Goyer said about the final scene in an interview with Empire:
“The final scene of The Dark Knight Rises is exactly [the] scene we talked about [when Christopher Nolan and I started the trilogy withBatman Begins]. It remained completely unchanged. We both knew in our hearts that we were onto something special. I have to tell you, having finally seen everything strung together a little while ago and seeing that scene, I got a complete lump in my throat.”
Mmm, sounds like this has been planned from the beginning. The Empire interviewer decided to delve deeper, and suggested that the ending might be hugely anti-commercial, and said that considering this was Nolan and Goyer’s completion of their trilogy, they could leave things wherever they wanted, rather than play by the rules, Goyer’s response was:
“Yup! That’s why it’s ****ing exciting!”
This leads Me to believe, and confirm my earlier thoughts, that Batman may not survive this film, or at the very least Batman may not, but Bruce Wayne will. There has been speculation that Nolan just might kill off his hero, and these words are suggesting that as a possibility. However, it may just be Me over-thinking it, but boy what an ending that would make. Certainly not a crowd pleasing finish, but a brave one. We will have to wait and see…
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar(R) winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox.
Check out all our previous stories here
The Dark Knight Rises arrives in UK cinemas 20th July.
Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent’s crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane’s plans to destroy the city.
By Matt Wavish