First of all this isn’t news, this is still at rumour stage right about now. But if it turns out to be true, it could be awesome. What will the 30 additional minutes cover? Find out below!
According to story-breakers Nuke the Fridge, the extra 30 minutes of story, which may or may not be contained within the Director’s Cut on the Blu-Ray, will most likely contain Bane’s full backstory. Plus a little more Liam Neeson goodness.
According to the website:
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.
Okay, so this is why shoudl we give these rumours any kind of creedence? Well, in an interview with GQ Dark Knight Rises costume designer, Lindy Hemming, confirmed the footage has actually been shot.
“The thing that you should have seen during that sequence is [Bane] being injured in his youth. So one of the fundamental things about his costume is that he has this scar from the back injury. Even if he hasn’t got the bulletproof vest on, he still has to wear the waist belt and the braces. In that scene in the prison, where he’s learning to fight the same way Batman learned to fight, he’s wearing an early version of his waist belt. It’s showing support, but it’s not the finished one he eventually wears. He’s also wearing an early version of his gas mask, all glued together … If you look at the film, unless they’ve cut it—and I’m sure they haven’t—there’s a whole early section for Tom Hardy where he’s fighting and being taunted by people. He’s got chains on him, and he’s standing on a wooden thing while people are attacking him. And in that scene, he’s wearing a much more ragged, primitive version of the mask.”
Hmmm…what you think? Sounds too good to be true to me and in my experience, that’s because it usually is. But I remain hopeful this may yet still happen and I’ll be buying the Blu-Ray DVD regardless. What about you? Let me know in the comments section below – it’d be awesome to hear your opinion!
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