‘Dark Knight Rises’ News: Prologue Confirmed, Gordon Retired

It’s Monday, and another “Dark Knight Rises” heavy week is behind us. From the first official word on the Batman threequel’s upcoming prologue to some new comments from actors involved with the cast, we’ve got all your “Dark Knight” needs covered today. Catch up on all the latest news out of Gotham City after the jump!

The Prologue “Rises”
Long rumored but now officially confirmed, the “Dark Knight Rises” prologue is very much headed your way. The six-minute sneak peek is heading into theaters on December 16, and on the latest episode of Talk Nerdy to Me, we focused on what we might see when that “Dark Knight” prologue finally drops. Check it out in the video below.

“Magic Mike” Beats Batman
Those words wouldn’t make sense on any other day of the week, but actor Adam Rodriguez confessed in a recent interview that he had to abandon his bit part in “The Dark Knight Rises” in favor of shooting “Magic Mike,” Steven Soderbergh’s male-stripper movie. How anyone can leave Gotham City for a chance at stripper stardom is beyond me, but I digress.

Oldman Retires Gordon
Christian Bale isn’t the only Batman actor leaving Gotham behind for good. Gary Oldman spoke with MTV News last week about his work on “The Dark Knight Rises,” confirming that his days as Commissioner Jim Gordon are now at an end: “The Gordon mustache is retired. They gave me a shadow box, and it has my badge, my glasses and the mustache. He is retired.”

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