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Just last week, it was reported that the DVD/Blu-ray release of Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises' would feature a director's cut with around 30min of new footage. This news caused quite a stir as Nolan had never previously released a director's cut for any of his films. The initial report, filed by site Nuke the Fridge, went so far as to mention the content that would be featured in the extended cut. There was to be more insight into Bane's (Tom Hardy) background as well as more screen time for Ra's Al Ghul (Liam Neeson). Well we can lock our anticipation away in the deepest recesses of the Bat Cave, turns out it was just a rumor. Nolan's reps have confirmed that no director's cut for 'The Dark Knight Rises'is in the works.
Huh. So no director's cut, eh? On the one hand, it would have been cool to see what new footage, what alternate edits would have been included. 'The Dark Knight Rises' proved to be the most divisive of the films in Nolan's Batman trilogy so I'm sure there are plenty of people who were anxious to see a different cut. On the other hand, the fact that Nolan continues to make films with very few deleted scenes signifies that he is one of the few filmmakers in the business who is allowed total creative control over his projects. He also writes the vast majority of his films and obviously scripts them so methodically as to not leave anything to excess. So while it's a bit of a disappointment that we'll get no 'TDKR'director's cut, I guess I can't say it's terribly surprising.
What do you guys think? Would 'TDKR'have benefited from a director's cut? Do you think Nolan will ever do one?
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