The Dark Knight Rises Gets a New Synopsis
07.03.12 by BJSprecher
Typically, the synopsis of a movie is released well in advance of the movie's theatrical release — sometimes before the movie even has a distributor — but when it comes to movies directed by the super-secretive Christopher Nolan, all bets are off. The synopsis for his last movie, Inception, was released only two months before the mind-bending thriller hit theaters. Now, just barely two weeks before the release of The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. has updated the official site for Nolan's third and final Batman movie with a new synopsis that offers more details about the plot than the previous synopsis, which basically served as a roll-call of characters and actors. Prepare yourself: the end is near!
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
The Dark Knight Rises was written by Jonathan Nolan from a story conceived by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Christian Bale returns as Bruce Wayne/Batman, along with returning cast members Gary Oldman as Commissioner James Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Sir Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, and Nestor Carbonell as the mayor of Gotham City. New additions in major roles include Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Josh Pence as a younger Ra's al Ghul, Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate and Juno Temple as Holly Robinson. Alon Aboutboul, Christopher Judge, Daniel Sunjata, Rob Brown, Adam Rodriguez, Christopher Judge, Diego Klattenhoff, Burn Gorman, Tom Conti, and Joey King also star.