According to a recent rumor that has hit the net, we are going to get a director's cut of The Dark Knight Rises that will include 30 minutes of extra footage! Christopher Nolan's theatrical cut was already almost three hours long, but we know that Nolan had more of a story to tell, and chances are it will make the movie play out a lot smoother. The report originated at Nuke The Fridge who claims...
Sources have informed Nuke the Fridge that not only is a Director's Cut being developed by Warner Bros. for The Dark Knight Rises, but it's going to include Bane's origin plus a bit more screentime for Ra's Al Ghul (Liam Neeson) which were omitted from the current theatrical cut of the movie....According to our reliable spies we will be able to see how Bane learns to fight plus more scenes involving Ra’s Al Ghul. The new Director's Cut is said to make the film about thirty minutes longer.
There's no confirmation that this rumor is true or not, but if it does happen, it will be the first the first time Nolan has done a director's cut for his Dark Knight films. It's safe to assume that there were a few things in the film that had to be cut out for time. Scenes that maybe Nolan would have included if he could have. If these are scenes that he felt were important to the story then it would make sense that he wants to add them into the DVD/Blu-ray.
We'll find out soon enough if this extended cut turns out to be a reality. Would you like to see an extended cut of this film?