A week ago, we reported on the intriguing—but highly unlikely—rumor that The Dark Knight Rises might be the first Christopher Nolan film to receive an extended cut on home video, featuring whatever was deleted from the theatrical cut (there is confirmation that a Bane origin sequence exists). Well, Bat-fans, as many suspected, it ain’t happening.
It seemed suspicious to begin with—as Nolan is a director lucky enough to have final cut, the theatrical releases of his films are already the ‘director’s cut.’ Further, Nolan has often said that he is very judicious in the scripting and planning stage, and often deletes unnecessary sequences before he films them:
“I tend to try and weed things out on paper because it’s crazy expensive to shoot things that aren’t going to be in the film. It also takes up a lot of time and energy. Pretty much with all my films, there are very few deleted scenes, which always disappoints the DVD crowd.”
Representatives for Nolan have confirmed that The Dark Knight Rises Blu-Ray/ DVD release will indeed be the theatrical cut.
But while The Dark Knight Rises certainly was a long, butt-numbing affair, if ever there was a Nolan film that needed some scenes to fill in the gaps, it’s The Dark Knight Rises–Catwoman’s backstory, Bruce’s journey back to Gotham, someone to explain why the hell we should care about Marion Cotillard’s character, etc. Holy plot holes, Batman. Oh well.
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Source: Cinema Blend