It appears that the rumours of The Dark Knight Rises getting a director’s cut were indeed just rumours, with The Playlist reporting that the version of The Dark Knight Rises which hit theaters was, as many expected, the only version of the film.
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Nuke The Fridge suggested that the home release of The Dark Knight Rises could see Christopher Nolan finally pack unseen footage of one of his films. Indeed, other websites such as Collider reported that the film had 30 minutes of footage cut to ensure it fitted on the IMAX reel, with scenes expanding upon Bane’s origin being amongst those sacrificed.
Fans hoping to see this footage however have had their hopes dashed, with insiders close to Nolan debunking the reports, insisting that no extended cut of The Dark Knight Rises exists, and there aren’t plans to create one either.
Nolan is known for being economical with his filming, with what you see in theaters being his final completed version of the film. After all, shortly after The Dark Knight Rises was released, in an interview with MTV about the film making process, Nolan said that;
“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.”
So there we have it. No extended cut of The Dark Knight Rises exists after all. I am somewhat disappointed, as talk about the cut Bane footage definitely got me interested in seeing that. Ah well.