‘Dark Knight Rises’ Rumor: How Batman & Bane’s Battle Will Occur

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:26 pm,

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As with any of Chris Nolan’s Batman movies, the rumors surrounding The Dark Knight Rises have already been so thick that we had to create a TDKR fact sheet to help separate the truths from the speculation.

Today brings one big whopping RUMOR our way – one that many fans have been speculating about ever since it was confirmed that Tom Hardy would be playing Bane in Batman 3.

While this latest RUMOR – which concerns the outcome of Bane and Batman’s rivalry in the film – should be taken with a huge (and we do mean HUGE ) grain of salt, you should still be warned that it could be a HUGE POTENTIAL DARK KNIGHT RISES SPOILER!!!

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The latest rumor (which comes to us exclusively by way of Comic Book Movie) is that The Dark Knight Rises will be following in the footsteps of the one of the most famous Batman storylines of all time, “Knightfall,” which any real fan should recognize. For those unfamiliar:

“Knightfall” involves Bane coming to Gotham City on quest to beat Batman and take control of the city’s crime syndicates. To accomplish this, Bane blows up Arkham Asylum, flooding Gotham’s streets with all the lunatics that Batman has locked up. Batman tries to recover the fugitives, and in the process wears himself down both mentally and physically. When he’s at his lowest ebb, Batman is confronted by Bane inside of Wayne Manor and an epic fight ensues, ending with Bane breaking Batman’s back. The incident leaves Gotham without a protector, until Bruce Wayne recovers from his injuries and takes the city back (albeit from a new Batman, though no word on if TDKR will go that route).

According to this rumor, Bane and Batman will at least play out the epic “Knightfall” battle in their first encounter. Says Comic Book Movie‘s “reliable source”:

Bruce Wayne/Batman & Bane will certainly clash hard in The Dark Knight Rises and I can tell you this much, during their first fight against one-another will , Bane WILL break Batman’s back!

As stated, many fans have been speculating about and/or hoping for this “Knightfall” scenario ever since Bane was announced for TDKR. While it holds obvious appeal for fanboys hoping to see their beloved source material realized on the big screen, there is the obvious risk of having a Batman movie where Batman is out of commission for a significant portion of the film, until he inevitably “rises” to the challenge of overcoming his injuries and stopping Bane.

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Sure, having “Batman” off the board would allow star Christian Bale a fresh opportunity to do a deeper exploration of the character of Bruce Wayne, without the costume and cape getting in the way (which, admittedly, I could see being an approach that would appeal to Nolan). But again, would fans respond well to a superhero movie like that? And wouldn’t watching Bruce Wayne climb his way back into the mantle of Batman be a little too reminiscent of Batman Begins?

There’s also the possibility that all those secondary characters like Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard), or John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) were purposefully meant to “over crowd” the film, in order to give viewers more characters to follow while Bruce Wayne is injured. Catwoman’s presence in this scenario is especially interesting, since the character has just as often been portrayed as an anti-hero as she has a villain. Could she step up to defend Gotham while Batman can’t? (“Holy future spinoff, Batman!”)

Then there are those Lazarus Pits rumors, which would take on new possibilities if Bruce Wayne needs a means to fix his broken body…

We could go on and on speculating, but let’s not jump the gun. This is still a HUGE RUMOR that has not been confirmed, and likely won’t be until Nolan wants us to know.

…But that doesn’t stop us from discussing: Do you hope Nolan incorporates the events of “Knightfall” into his film? Would you be happy with a Batman movie that had Batman on bed-rest for a sizeable portion of its runtime?

The Dark Knight Rises will be in theaters on July 20, 2012 – though this “Knightfall” rumor may be revealed if we get a teaser trailer with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 next month. We’ll see.

Source: Comic Book Movie

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  1. When I first saw that close up of Bane in the teaser trailer it looked as if it was Gordon-Levitt playing him it looked like his eyes. But then the eneding scene where bane is walking up on batman and you see that person standing in the background in white appearing to have a snipers postion what if Gordon-Levitt is playing Deadshot!!??

    • No. Dead Shot? Why? Don’t be ridiculous.

    • So as awesome as dead shot would be I also doubt it. But since it is so stated that they are following knightfall don’t you think maybe Azreal could be introduced or even Tim Drake or Hush?

  2. @ IanB

    Not sure it would be Deadshot. Unless Nolan changed the character’s name from the comic, last time i checked JGL wasn’t credited as Floyd Lawton AKA(Deadshot). Maybe it will be a younger Ra’s Al Ghoul overseeing the fight.

    • Yeah but I think that they can put them down as playing a someone and change that once the film is finished which would work great for keeping things private!

      • Im not sure why bother having Deadshot in the film as it seems it has enough villains. I havn’t heard anything again if Scarecrow would return again as rumored as there will be a break out. If he is, he’d be the most used Bat-villain in cinema history yet,lol.

        • Nolan’s three Batman films would be only ones with Scarecrow as lead. The Joker has also been used three times in Batman man movies, can’t forget Cesar Romero as the Joker in 66′s Adam West Batman movie

  3. i love the batman movies. i can’t wait for the the dark knight rises. everybody calls me crazy. but i say to them, why so serious?

  4. One thing is still haunting me : what about that red-hair guy in The Dark Knight, called Mr. Reese? (Mysteries) Was he put there without any intentions?

  5. The second Batman dies, the audience will walk out in droves. Well, the 1% that’s left after the 99% leave. With the portrayal of OWS as a terrorist movement, you’d think this was Fox, not WB

  6. LISTEN TO THIS:

    It has been proven that arkham city has followed more of a Nolan batman and several features exist within BOTH things coming out around the same time for profit.

    Examples:

    In the game LAZARUS is a chemical which can cure and heal the body

    Bane is showed once more even though he was defeated in the previous game ( for Nolan movie)

    Catwomans relationship with batman is HUGE in the game including similar costume

    The movie involves talia al ghul and a big part in the game

    Minor scarecrow cameos in both game and movie

    Both media has inmates rise and fight

    Batman uses LAZARUS to heal in game

    Conclusion:

    Batman loses to bane for he is out of it (8yrs) uses talias help and learns about LAZARUS (old ras al ghul) and heals Over time while catwoman pops up to abuse her skills and image even tho she’s for the fall of Gotham (trailer)

    • Lazarus would never have been in a Nolan Universe. its very realistic and humanised compared to the comic book batmans. since there is not real healer, it wouldnt have figured

  7. LISTEN TO THIS:
    It has been proven that arkham city has followed more of a Nolan batman and several features exist within BOTH things coming out around the same time for profit.
    Examples:
    In the game LAZARUS is a chemical which can cure and heal the body
    Bane is showed once more even though he was defeated in the previous game ( for Nolan movie)
    Catwomans relationship with batman is HUGE in the game including similar costume
    The movie involves talia al ghul and a big part in the game
    Minor scarecrow cameos in both game and movie
    Both media has inmates rise and fight
    Batman uses LAZARUS to heal in game
    Conclusion:
    Batman loses to bane for he is out of it (8yrs) uses talias help and learns about LAZARUS (old ras al ghul) and heals Over time while catwoman pops up to abuse her skills and image even tho she’s for the fall of Gotham (trailer)

  8. I honestly think this movie will be the best yet. I think it will be better if they kill batman off you don’t see the good guys die in movies anymore think about it. it will be a shock if they did it and people will talk about it and everyone will wanna see batman die making them more money

  9. if batman dies, I will walk out. its as if they can think of anything else, so lets kill the hero! They killed Kirk the same way. Nothing else to do, so lets create drama by killing the reason the franchise exists. That would just be stupid. Action figures? Nope. Who wants to play with dead batman. Maybe little toy coffins!

  10. I hope that TDKR will be Bale’s last film as the Batman….however, I do hope that Nolan makes another film of The Dark Knight….simply because he has to bring back more of the villains. I would love to see his version of the Riddler, and Penguin.

    • While I kinda hope that would happen, they would be very tricky characters to implement in a proper film story line. If you check who have so far been in the films they all have been characters with quite clear purposes. Ra’s as the mentor, Scarecrow as somewhat just minor villain, a stepping stone so to say, Joker as a true test for Batman to see if he can handle some pain and Bane, most likely being the one who actually defeats the Batman? Now the story was very well built and thinking back it’s very hard to imagine any of them being replaced by another villain. So while someone like Riddler or Penguin would be interesting to be seen on a film, I think neither of them is “character big enough” to support a whole film properly. They should be included if proper story line could fit them. Nolan’s Batmans have been very good so far, what I truely hope is that the DKR will bring this story in a Bane-fitting way (everyone know how) and if another story line is made it would indeed include some other villains.

    • Thats what happened in the comic book. Batman was out of it, trained nighthawk and night hawk kicks banes ass. If they stick to the comics, i’d be happy… BUT
      They should always try new and original stories. Either way, he won’t die. Just get really, really, messed up. An pissed.

    • Thats what happened in the comic book. Batman was out of it, trained nighthawk and night hawk kicks banes butt. If they stick to the comics, i’d be happy… BUT
      They should always try new and original stories. Either way, he won’t die. Just get really, really, messed up. An pissed.

  11. I hope the same thing…

  12. jeff gordon-levitt is ras al-gul

  13. Your speculations are accurate.

  14. Well.. after seing the film, Bane does break the bat. But Batman rises from the jail in India i think it was, only person since what appears to be the child version of Bane. In the end turning out to be Talia who stabs Batman just as he has Bane on the ropes. After thinking about it (alot) I would say that Bruce did survive the Bomb blast, but im not sure how. There were the “auto piolet” argument,Robin finding the cave thanks to bruce, and the Bat symbol being replaced for Gordon to use after finding out Bats` true identity. In any sence, the movie was worth the 4 year wait since Joker was the villan. Bane was an amazing villan in many different ways. Some great quotes to end on “When Gotham is in ashes, you have my permission to die””So thats what it feels like”

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