If you've seen "The Dark Knight Rises," then you, like us, are itching to talk about that ending. If you haven't seen "Dark Knight Rises" yet, then you should probably look away now. In the video below, MTV News' Josh Wigler and Kevin P. Sullivan and NextMovie's Breanne Heldman get detailed with the ending of Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman film, and what that conclusion means for the past, present and future of the character.
In other words, if we haven't made it clear by now — SPOILERS below!
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How about a little Hans Zimmer "Dark Knight Rises" score talk to brighten your day? For example, did you know that the chant that you hear throughout the film is rooted in a real language? One that might be Moroccan Arabic or Mongolian based on a quick Google search, but as you will see below from a recent chat MTV News scored (see what I did there!) with Zimmer, he and director Christopher Nolan have the most intriguing brainstorms ever, especially when it came to creating Bane's theme.
"It really came from the script," Zimmer said when asked how he came up with that haunting theme. "I was reading the script and I kept saying to Chris, ‘I think we need to have something primeval, what about a chant?’ and he sent me over two words, 'Deshi Basara' and nobody’s worked out the language yet so that’s our last secret, but it’s a legitimate language and it means ‘Rise up.’"
Christopher Nolan promised that "The Dark Knight Rises" would end his trilogy of Batman movies, and the man wasn't fooling around — even if the ending isn't exactly what everybody saw coming. Speaking with MTV News about ending the series, Nolan said he knew how Bruce Wayne's story would draw to a close early on in developing "Rises." In fact, it was figuring out Bruce's ending that made Nolan realize that his third "Dark Knight" film had a story well worth telling.
"For me, movies are all about knowing the end of the story," he told MTV News recently. "Once I know the end and once I know where it's going, then I know I'm going to climb on that train and make that film; we're really going to do something with it. So it was one of the first things I knew about the project, was how to end the story."
by Ryan Rigley
So you want to learn more about Bane, but you don't know where to start. Well, fear not! We're here to help! If you're anything like us, then odds are that you also fell in love with Bane this past weekend whilst watching "The Dark Knight Rises." What you're feeling right now is completely natural. After all, Tom Hardy (and director Christopher Nolan) did an amazing job of portraying one of Batman's most deadly adversaries.
Unlike more classic Batman villains, such as The Joker and Scarecrow, Bane was created in the early '90s by writers Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench and artist Graham Nolan. With just two decades of publication history, Bane has already made quite a lasting impression on the Dark Knight universe; appearing in various Batman TV shows, movies, video games — and, of course, comic books.
Click past the jump for our list of five of the best Bane stories!
Being Batman comes at a cost. Not just the physical and emotional toll, mind you. We're talking money. Dollar signs. Big bucks. Make no mistake — in the case of the Caped Crusader, extraordinary wealth is absolutely a superpower.
The clever folks at MoneySupermarket.com have put together an equally clever infographic featuring the "Dark Knight Rises" hero and all of his wonderfully expensive toys, showing you just how much money goes into each and every item in Batman's arsenal. The short version: protecting Gotham City is not a cheap gig.
Click past the jump to see the whole infographic!
Christopher Nolan's days in Gotham City are over. That doesn't mean he won't miss the Batman, however.
The writer, director and producer behind "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises" authored a fantastic foreword to the just released book "The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy." In his writing, Nolan speaks to the formation of his epic series of Batman films, what he'll miss most and much more.
Keep reading for an excerpt from the foreword.
by Ashleigh Schmitz
With the undeniable success of Christopher Nolan’s "Dark Knight Rises," attention has already turned to potential new spin-offs, especially for Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle. It’s clear that Hathaway is game to wear the cat suit again, too — as long as Nolan and "the right people" are game as well, that is.
"I think it would be lovely to see more of her, but only if it's with the right people,” Hathaway told Digital Spy. “She lives in this Gotham City, and so it would have to be established by the people who have made this Gotham City. For me, at least."
Christopher Nolan might be done with Batman, but that doesn't mean he has any hard feelings against the person who will direct the inevitable reboot of the franchise. After all, he was a director stepping into those same shoes less than a decade ago.
During a conversation with Empire on its podcast, the magazine asked Nolan what he has to say to the man or woman who will tackle the cape and cowl after him (though hopefully later rather than sooner). Like everything Nolan does, his response was classy and thoughtful. He ultimately said that the next director should do what he did: stay true to his or her vision and ignore what came before.
by Ryan Rigley
Every now and again, we all find ourselves drawn more to the supervillains than the heroes. They're just so much more interesting than the good guys! This weekend, Batman fans all across the country were treated to the re-imagining of three new comic book villains up on the silver screen. We're talking, of course, about Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway, who both nailed their performances as Bane and Catwoman respectively. As for the third villain, you'll just have to see the movie to find out who it is.
While "The Dark Knight Rises" wasn't the first film to feature these Batman baddies, it certainly was the most realistic take on them so far. But how exactly do these "Dark Knight Rises" villains fare when put up against their comic book counterparts? Find out after the jump! Oh, and SPOILERS.
As with any great comic book movie, Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" features its fair share of throwbacks to its over 70 years of source material. From overt reflections of iconic moments to the subtler winks-and-nods aimed at deep-cut fans, "Rises" is sure to please the viewers who have had their noses buried in Batman books all their lives.
Here are five of our favorite "Dark Knight Rises" comic book callouts. MAJOR SPOILERS after the break! Do not proceed without having seen "Rises" first!