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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Synopsis Reveals Key Storyline

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Hold on a second…Bane is in this movie? And Catwoman? Well, how did they manage to sneak those guys in? It’s not like anyone knew what the story of ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ was going to be about because no new synopsis was ever released. Now that one finally has, this movie sounds like it could be all over for Batman!

In a shocking turn of events, a movie studio has officially released story details for one of their upcoming films. The plot of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ has been shrouded in mystery for months. Oh sure, we’ve gotten some clues in the various trailers, international trailers, TV spots, posters, featurettes, soundtrack score listings, banners and viral websites, but we never knew just who that big dorky guy was running around with a gas mask. Or who that chick was who looks like she belongs in a mental hospital for dressing like a cat.

BUT NOW WE KNOW ALMOST EVERYTHING.

Warner Bros. has put out an official new synopsis for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and after reading it, we now know the exact storyline for Christopher Nolan‘s conclusion to his ‘Everyone is in a Bad Mood’ trilogy. Or do we? Take a look for yourself:

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.

But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.

Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar(R) winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

Who is this Bane? Is this mysterious cat burglar Anne Hathway who happens to dress up as a cat? Have we been fooled this entire time as to what this movie is going to be about? I’m afraid this synopsis may leave us with more questions like,  “Who was Harvey Dent?” and, “What is a cape and cowl?” We’re just going to have to wait a few more weeks until ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ releases in theaters and IMAX screens to get the answers.

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