THE DARK KNIGHT RISES has a new plot synopsis.

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 Batmans legacy piece by piece.


I really dig the propaganda surrounding the film cells. I wonder if these will be seen along with what we saw in New York. I might consider picking one of these up.

As for the synopsis, it obviously doesn’t reveal much. But it does officially establish that Selina Kyle/Catwoman at least starts out on Bane’s side. It also tells us that Gordon is going to have an even more important role to play in this story (as if that wasn’t obvious from the teaser).

When it comes to Christopher Nolan flicks, the littlest bit of info might as well be a leak of the entire movie. He keeps his shit airtight.

It’s really all about finishing Batman and Bruce Wayne’s story. We left him in a very precarious place. Perhaps surprisingly for some people, our story picks up quite a bit later, eight years after The Dark Knight. So he’s an older Bruce Wayne; he’s not in a great state.

With Bane, we’re looking to give Batman a challenge he hasn’t had before… With our choice of villain and with our choice of story, we’re testing Batman both physically as well as mentally." -Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight Rises

He’s brutal. Brutal. He’s expedient delivery of brutality. And you know, he’s a big dude. He’s a big dude who’s incredibly clinical, in the fact that he has a result-based and orientated fighting style. The result is clear. Do you know what I mean? It’s: fuck off and die. Quicker. Quicker. Everything is thought out way before. He’s hit you, he’s already hit somebody else. It’s not about fighting. It’s just about carnage with Bane. He’s a smashing machine. He’s a wrecking ball. The style is heavy-handed, heavy-footed, it’s nasty. Anything from small joint manipulation to crushing skulls, crushing rib cages, stamping on shins and knees and necks and collarbones and snapping heads off and tearing his fists through chests, ripping out spinal columns. It’s anything he can get away with." -Tom Hardy on Bane

He was injured early in his story. He’s suffering from pain and needs gas to survive. He can’t survive the pain without the mask. The pipes from the mask go back along his jawline and feed into the thing at his back, where there are two canisters." -Lindy Hemming (costume designer) on Bane’s mask