'The Dark Knight Rises' jumps ahead eight years
After seeing plenty of photos online of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman and hostages being taken at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field, we're already raising an eyebrow about The Dark Knight Rises. But now Empire learns in an interview with director Christopher Nolan that the action is slated to jump ahead almost a decade, so we're left wonder just how different this Batman's going to be.
"It's really all about finishing Batman and Bruce Wayne's story. We left him in a very precarious place," Nolan told the magazine. "Perhaps surprisingly for some people, our story picks up quite a bit later, eight years after The Dark Knight. So he's an older Bruce Wayne; he's not in a great state."
We hope that doesn't mean because Michael Caine's Alfred or Morgan Freeman's Lucius Fox isn't involved. Seriously, eight years is a long time for those guys now. They're both listed in the credits, but so is Liam Neeson as Ra's Al Ghul, and he died in the first movie.