I wasn't really planning on doing a part 3 until later on, but more details have surfaced that I thought I would write about. For one thing, it was revealed earlier this week that The Dark Knight Rises will take place about 8 years after The Dark Knight. I think this works out really well because it gives some time for the events of The Dark Knight to sort of resolve themselves. In that time, we could pretty much guess that The Joker went to trial, was found guilty and probably got the chair. Also, since this takes place so many years after The Dark Knight, we also get to see a much older Batman who is not as tough or agile as he used to be. This means that the challenges he is up against will also be much more physically challenging than the last two films. Something that a lot of people also forget is that Batman Begins came out in 2005, and since The Dark Knight pretty much picked up right where that one left off (there was probably about a week between movies, maybe a month), that would mean that The Dark Knight Rises would take place in 2013. Which is about a year after this movie will be released, but we can overlook that. All-in-all, I think it was clever of Nolan to include this simple plot detail.
The other thing that I wanted to talk about is that the other day, more rumors came up about the cast. This time, it actually made me laugh because with a cast like this, you would have thought more details would have come up before now. Apparently, for about 3 hours, there was a rumor flying around that Ellen Page would be Batgirl, the other sidekick. This really surprises me because it seems like these people really want to see a sidekick in this movie, they just won't be able to enjoy it if there isn't one. Even after they specifically said "NO ROBIN" the rumors still kept going. And now, after all of the filming has wrapped up, there are rumors about Batgirl. If that really were the case, don't you think we would have seen pictures of her in the suit by now? We've seen pictures of all of the other major characters in their costumes (Batman, Bane, Catwoman, Gordon, all of them) and they all look cool! If you were going to start rumors about Batgirl, why would you start them now when there is no chance whatsoever that she is going to show up? If she really was appearing in this movie, it would have been announced much earlier on, and we would have seen her walking around the set in the suit. These rumors were dismissed pretty quickly after they came up. But now they are saying that another cast member whose character has yet to be identified may be Batgirl. People, just give it a rest. None of the sidekicks are going to appear in this movie. Not Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing or even f****** Batdog. I will gladly post something saying that I was wrong and apologize if it turns out that I'm wrong, but that's not going to happen, so I don't have to worry about that.
Until then, just give it a rest people.