Psychotic psychiatrist Jonathan Crane appeared in both "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight," so it feels like a natural conclusion that he'll arise a third time in "Rises," right? Perhaps — but don't expect Murphy to confirm one way or the other.
"My thing is always like, it's out very shortly. Let's not be impatient. People are so impatient," the actor told IFC in a recent interview. "Some things [spoilers are] great for, but other things… isn't it so great to go and see a film that you haven't seen a script for, that you haven't seen on set videos, that you haven't read spoilers for, that you just go in and you just are in it?"
"That's what it should be," he continued. "That's what it was in the old days, and in many ways [director Christopher Nolan] is a very sort of old fashioned filmmaker in the methods that he employs and his belief in cinema, and I think that's a good thing."
Murphy was considerably more forthcoming regarding his views on superheroes and how Nolan's Batman movies changed the genre forever.
"I think that that franchise has just been totally reinvigorated and he's set the bar for all sorts of superhero franchises in terms of making something that's hugely entertaining but also really intelligent and moving," he said. "They're phenomenal films and I think that he's just — not just in the Batman franchise, but with all superhero franchises — that's the level they have to live up to."
Do you think Scarecrow will return in "Dark Knight Rises," or have we seen the last of Jonathan Crane? Weigh in with your theories in the comments below or on Twitter!