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Will Dark Knight Rises Director’s Cut Blu-ray Include Bane Origin Scene?

At 165 minutes, there’s already a lot of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises to go around. But, if Nuke The Fridge‘s spies are on point, there will be about a half hour more footage when the Warner Bros. film arrives on Blu-ray and DVD.

According to the website’s sources, the longer version will feature the Bane origin story hinted at last month by the film’s costume designer, as well as more footage featuring Liam Neeson’s Ra’s al Ghul.

Collider suggests that director Christopher Nolan, who’s usually economical with his shooting, had to chop the 30 minutes out of the final edit not because of run-time concerns, but because the actual IMAX reel can only hold so much film.


  • Tenormadness365

    This bodes well.  My main complaint with this movie was that they tried to do a lot, but didn’t give a lot of time for some of the subplots/storylines to develop fully.  Perhaps this “Missing 30 minutes” is why.

    Bad news for me, I still do not own a Blu-ray player, so I hope they put the director’s cut on DVD as well.

  • Test

    Yes, I certainly hope so. Clean up some scences (like Talia’s last) and give us more indepth scences with Talia and Bruce, and a little more backstory to Bane and Al Ghul certainly won’t hurt. How did Bruce get to Gotham anyways or to the desert. Please, passify us. =)

  • Aaronwillhite

    Oh thats easy Bruce wayne got to gotham from the desert because ( spoiler alert) hes batman