The Dark Knight Rises
The Legend Ends as The Dark Knight Rises
When The Dark Knight Rises opens, Batman is in self-imposed exile. It’s been eight years since he vanished into the night, turned sudden fugitive by accepting the blame for the death of Harvey Dent. For a time the lie worked. Criminal activity in Gotham City ceased, crushed by the anti-crime act. However, the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda is changing everything. Even more dangerous is the emergence of a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham are driving the reluctant superhero out of retirement. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for the evil awaiting him.
Christian Bale is the first actor to portray the caped superhero in three Batman films.
At 165 minutes running time, this is the longest Batman film released to date.
Out of respect for Heath Ledger, who passed away after filming the second Batman movie, the Joker is not mentioned once in the entire film.
Tom Hardy accepted the role of Bane without even reading the script.
Anne Hathaway has said that the role of Catwoman was her most physically demanding to date. To prepare for the role, she worked out strenuously six days a week for nearly 10 months before filming began.