As if Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises wasn’t long enough, Warner Brothers are now promising fans an extended (see even longer) Director’s Cut when the Blu-ray & DVD finally hits stands later this year.
The site Nuke The Fridge is reporting that despite the 3 hour theatrical cut causing severe sore bum syndrome for millions of cinema goers this summer it is expected to be even longer when it makes the transition to DVD and Blu-Ray in time for Christmas.
The site reports that according to their “reliable sources” extended scenes and additional footage will include longer flashbacks featuring Ras Al Ghul (Liam Neeson) as well as a glimpse into the dark origins of Tom Hardy’s balding bad ass Bane, something lacking from the cinematic version. The exact report is below:
Sources have informed Nuke the Fridge that not only is a Director’s Cut being developed by Warner Bros. for The Dark Knight Rises, but it’s going to include Bane’s origin plus a bit more screentime for Ra’s Al Ghul (Liam Neeson) which were omitted from the current theatrical cut of the movie….According to our reliable spies…The new Director’s Cut is said to make the film about thirty minutes longer.
Whether or not this is just another Bat rumour remains to be seen, but the thoughts of an extended cut of the superb The Dark Knight Rises is enough to get our attention, but one cannot forget that Nolan – a director who refuses to milk cash from fans hence the lack of 3D – has always described his theatrical cuts as the definitive versions so it would be unusual for a padded out DVD/Blu Ray to be on the cards.
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