The legend of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight" trilogy comes to an end on July 20. On that day, the world will finally know what fate lies in store for the Caped Crusader. Will he live? Will he die? No matter the outcome, the conclusion to Nolan's critically worshipped Batman movies is bound to move you.
Just take it from writer David Goyer, who joined Nolan on all three of his trips to Gotham City. In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, Goyer suggested that the "Rises" ending was "completely unchanged" from what he and Nolan envisioned years ago. "I have to tell you, having finally seen everything strung together a little while ago and seeing that scene, I got a complete lump in my throat," he said.
But speaking with MTV News, Nolan himself advised fans not to overanalyze Goyer's comments. "I think, really, people are reading too much into David's quote, actually," he said. "If you read the context of it, he's very diplomatically talking about just fulfilling the promise of what we had initially talked about in terms of having a complete story, and ending the story."
"Really, what David was saying was that we figured out the ending [of 'Rises'] before we figured out anything else," the filmmaker continued. "I think he was very happy with how we realized the conclusion of the story."
Nolan added that none of the "Dark Knight Rises" cast and crew members would reveal the film's greatest secrets. "Everybody talking on behalf of the film knows they don't want to ruin anything for the audience, so they're all trying to be careful," he said.
As for his own thoughts on the ending? Come on, you didn't really think Nolan would spill the beans, did you?
"I don't really want to talk about the ending of the film," he said with a smile. "We wouldn't want to give that away."
He did, however, discuss the themes of "Rises," which deal primarily in terms of pain and consequences.
"There's a lot about consequences of actions [in the movie]," he said. "There's a lot about being true to where we left things and where we left the characters at the end of 'The Dark Knight.' [We really tried] to push that forward, saying, 'OK, where would that really go if we carried that story on?"
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