Dark Knight Rises Questions


I thought I would get a good discussion started on questions or things you would like to bring up concerning The Dark Knight Rises. I’m sure you know as well as I do the amount of excitement we all have in us as we patiently await the arrival of the most anticipated summer blockbuster of 2012. Now I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting on this movie for a long time, to see any piece of footage is acceptable, but never enough. Fear not mega fans we only have 16 days to go! I also want to say that if you know the answer to any of these questions or things I point out…please keep this discussion as spoiler free as possible.

Let’s get on with a few things I would like to point out…As I was watching Batman Begins earlier this week I noticed a few things; firstly I noticed that Ra’s Al Ghul’s men are wearing the same sort of outfits as Bane’s mercenaries in The Dark Knight Rises. I couldn’t find the footage on YouTube, but if you go to where Bruce is walking into Ra’s Al Ghul’s place for the first time all the men in the scene look like Bane’s men? So does Bane belong to The League of Shadows?

Liam Neeson is in the cast list to return as Ra’s Al Ghul, but will this be a flash back or will he come face to face with Batman once again. I do not believe that Christopher Nolan would make Liam Neeson’s Ra’s Al Ghul immortal, but there is something that makes me think that he lived at the end of Batman Begins. Batman throws a Batarang at a window behind Ra’s and then blows up the train behind him and leaves, could that have been a way out for Ra’s? Take a look


The last thing I would like to ask you guys a question. Do you think Batman will die? I have a good argument as to why Batman won’t die. I seriously don’t think they would call the movie The Dark Knight RISES if Batman is going to die…I’ve seen many trilogy posters with Begins.Falls.Rises…so why would it makes since for Batman to die? Another question that stumps me is well if Batman doesn’t die…what happens to Bane and Batman? Does Batman put Bane down and then quit being Batman again? Or will Bruce Wayne (or Bane might do this) reveal that he is Batman?

Let me know what you think about the points and questions I’ve raised in this post by commenting down below! Or you can email me or send me a message on Facebook to really talk about things, and if it’s a good discussion I’ll post it on the site! Thanks for reading!

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  • h4v0k_528491

    1. Bane probably used to work with The League of Shadows and branched off and probably did his own thing.

    2. I have no idea if Ras is dead or alive its kinda 50/50 for me, At the same time I doubt Nolan would make him immortal and on the other there are small hints that he could have escaped.

    3. I think if Nolan wanted to kill off Batman he would be the one to do it. Like in trailer 3 where we see Batman overlooking the city, what if the its a statue in Batman’s honor on that ledge? If Batman died this would make this trilogy even more great if he did. Or Batman just comes back to stop Bane and rises. But i feel if Batman defeats Bane I think he probably has to kill him which is ‘Neccesary Evil’ and has to break one of his rules, Bane is too difficult to take care of and killing may be the only way. I am 50/50 on whether Batman dies or not. Technically Batman cant die but Bruce Wayne can

    • Love the idea of Batman been memorialised by the city like that. Because that is what would happen if Batman sacrificed himself for the city, and then all the ethos that would create! Great thinking.

    • h4v0k_528491, I love that idea! Also what you said about the Necessary Evil, I haven’t even thought about that, you’re completely right maybe in order to defeat Bane he must do what is Necessary and break his one rule. Yes Bruce can die, but Batman will live on as “A legend Mr. Wayne”

      • h4v0k_528491

        Bruce said he wanted to be known as a legend in Batman Begins.

  • On the Ra’s Al Ghul matter it is completely plausible that he is alive. No, I do not think Nolan would make him immortal, but he might just have survived like you said. And then go to ground to come back at a later stage (if he is still convinced that Gotham is not redeemable). I have always been of two minds of what the LOS role will be in the movie…

    On the death of Batman. It really is a big MAYBE and most of us can think of legit reasons about why to go that route. The fact we have no idea really is a testament of Nolan’s abilities. Like you said, this is called The Dark Knight RISES, not Bruce Wayne RISES. I could easily see a scenario where a 40 year Bruce Wayne just can not physically keep doing this. Likewise, maybe he comes to terms with what led to the creation of Batman can finally say ‘he’ does not need to be that any more to do the best for Gotham. That vein carried through Begins and Falls, when can he take off the cowl and move on? But Batman has become a legend, the hero that Gotham needs. And we see glimpses (like with JGL with the kid) of a Gotham that needs the Batman. This ‘better’, redeemable Gotham is such because Batman is part of it, maybe he was the missing link Gotham needed? No matter how much money the Wayne’s put into the city, it did not give people hope.

    So sure, I could see Bruce moving on (in one sense or another!) and the Batman still being around. Will this end up being 90% the end of the Bruce Wayne Batman, and 10% origin story for the next? I have no idea. And I love having no idea 😀 After seeing Prometheus at midnight on opening night I was gutted that almost the entire story was ruined by the trailers. But with TDKR everything we have glimpsed so far could be covered in the first hour.

    I trust in Nolan and hopefully none of us have come close to guessing right.

    • That sounds plausible as well. I also don’t think we will be disappointed with this film because Jonathan is a fantastic writer and Christopher Nolan is of course the man! Haha! I see what you’re saying about Ra’s and the LOS, like i’ve said we will just have to wait until the movie comes out, but just the fact that Batman’s last words to Ra’s are “I won’t kill you, but I don’t have to save you.” and then he leaves Ra’s to perish or get out alive through the broken window. Good points overall.