With "The Dark Knight Rises" finally released, all the secrets that Christopher Nolan worked so hard to keep a mystery have been revealed. Now with books like "The Complete Screenplays" out in stores, we can finally begin to examine the full story Nolan created for his Batman.
Twitter user Antvolk has revealed a scene present in "The Dark Knight Rises" screenplay that was cut from the final film. Though it doesn't reveal much about the story, some minor spoilers do lie ahead. What's most interesting about this cut scene is the way it lends itself to the overall story and could have prevented some fans' complaints about continuity issues in the film.
The scene takes place prior to Lucius Fox's first interaction with Bruce Wayne, and elaborates some of the John Daggett storyline that was the focus of the first third of "The Dark Knight Rises." Miranda Tate confronts Lucius about Daggett's attempt to acquire shares in Wayne Enterprises, but he tells her that nothing will come of Daggett's attempts because Bruce Wayne "still retains a clear majority."
There's nothing outright necessary in this scene, but it does flesh out the Daggett storyline and confirm that Bruce is the primary shareholder. But this scene could also explain part of
Miranda Talia al'Ghul's plan to overthrow Bruce Wayne. She seemingly used Daggett as her own pawn through Bane, and this scene could be considered part of her research for that.
Thanks to ComicBookMovie.com for bringing this to our attention.
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