Well, it has been quite a long time since we have heard some new rumors, but we are back and covering three different rumors in total.
The first rumor is about a screening that took place on Friday of the film. The Hollywood Reporter has stated that Chris Nolan has shown his first cut of the film to Warner Bros. execs including Jeff Robinov and Greg Silverman. Although this is probably a rough cut of the film, Nolan is giving himself plenty of time to fine tune anything that needs to be changed or edited.
The next rumor is that of a new detailed plot found by The Daily Blam. Film Cells Ltd. showed off a couple of the pieces of merchandise that they will be releasing for the film. While the images have been removed from the site, the description has made it way all over the net. Look away now if you are not looking for spoilers.
When Commissioner Gordon stumbles upon a plot to destroy the city from within, Bruce Wayne gets back into action as the Batman. Waiting for him is the mysterious Selina Kyle and Bane, a lethal adversary on a crusade to tear apart Batman's legacy piece by piece.
One of the pieces of merchandise showed a picture of James Gordon from what appeared to be The Dark Knight with the words "Fugitive" blasted across the top. Another image showed Bane with words alluding to back-breaking.
The last rumor is probably the more farfetched rumor of the bunch. Best Movies Ever is reporting that Chris Nolan and some of the cast will be coming to this year's San Diego Comic Con. While Nolan and company have never headed to Comic-Con for the previous films, it seems that the timing of the release of The Dark Knight Rises and the earlier convention dates have led some to believe that this will happen for sure.
In the earlier Hollywood Reporter article, it was briefly hinted at that this was a possibility. Best Movies Ever have a source that stated this:
“Warner Bros was hoping that Chris would take advantage of Comic Con 2012 since he’s never been so it looks like they’ll be a panel with Chris, Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway. We’re not sure about Christian Bale, but since this is the final Batman movie for them, I can’t imagine him not attending…but you know how Christian can be,” Our other source at the Bros house said. “Chris [Nolan] would love to keep it a surprise appearance, but in this day and age, it’s pretty impossible.”
While it may be possible for this to happen, I am not sure Nolan would want to reveal too much about the film a week before it releases. The mill is already turning with people stating that a premiere could happen as it did for Cowboys and Aliens last year. Given the level of excellence that The Dark Knight achieved last time around, it seems doubtful that we would see this as nothing more than a nod to fans.
The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20.
Posted by Dustin Fritschel