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View Poll Results: How do you rate "The Dark Knight Rises"?
Excellent 147 58.33%
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Old August 6 2012, 07:32 PM   #811
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-I found it hard to believe that the trades Bane made in Bruce's name would have been upheld for more than three seconds. First, Bruce wasn't there; security footage can confirm that and Alfred could provide an alibi about his whereabouts. Second, the trade happened after the exchange had been taken hostage and everything had stopped. Wouldn't that look suspicious to...well, anyone?
They address that. Fox says they can prove fraud but that would take time. Enough time for Bane to do what they wanted to do (which Bruce didn't know at that time). Wayne Enterprises was already in trouble anyway, and the weeks it takes to settle this are enough to destroy a company. So better to be safe than sorry, they gave the company to Miranda Tate.
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Old August 6 2012, 07:35 PM   #812
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The script wisely hangs a lantern on that particular issue, yes, but I still don't buy that it would take more than two seconds to prove fraud in that case.
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Old August 6 2012, 07:51 PM   #813
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It seems that a sequel featuring Robin won't be made, especially by Nolan, but considering the nature of these things, I wonder if Warner Bros. won't try to make it happen.
The most likely scenario will be a soft reboot via the Justice League movie and Batman will be Bruce Wayne again, presumably a younger Bruce.
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Old August 6 2012, 07:58 PM   #814
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Yeah, I expect that to happen as well, although perhaps not as fast as a number of other superhero films have been put into production, since Warner Bros. doesn't have to worry about losing the rights.
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Old August 6 2012, 08:53 PM   #815
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It might actually be very fast. Warners is not going to keep Batman on the back burner very long. In fact the producers of the new Green Arrow series hope to incorporate a Bruce Wayne/Batman cameo as soon as they're legally allowed to, now that the Dark Knight trilogy is done.
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Old August 6 2012, 09:05 PM   #816
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They may not have to worry about losing the rights, but given how much money the Batman series has made - in particular the last two movies, but even the 1989-1997 movies - I'd say they'll be anxious to get a new Batman movie into the cinemas as quickly as they can, without messing up the franchise.

With Superman Returns underperforming, Green Lantern flopping, Wonder Woman stuck in development hell, Batman has been the only surefire hit in WB/ DC's stable, though Man of Steel's performance will hopefully change that.
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Old August 6 2012, 09:23 PM   #817
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Just stumbled upon this little gem:



Not bad at all, eh?
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Old August 6 2012, 09:29 PM   #818
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Bring on the Nightwing movie!

I think it would be cool to have a Nightwing movie that jumps ahead a few years again, where Nightwing has been around for a while. We can infer the origin story from the end of TDKR.
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Old August 6 2012, 09:46 PM   #819
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Nice logo for TDK in the upper left...
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Old August 6 2012, 09:55 PM   #820
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Awesome pic, but with all that armor from the neck down, his head looks rather exposed, doesn't it.
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Old August 6 2012, 10:31 PM   #821
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Awesome pic, but with all that armor from the neck down, his head looks rather exposed, doesn't it.
...maybe he can't afford the head-piece. Somebody did a breakdown on what it costs to be Batman, and they put a price-tag of a million dollars on the custom granite headpiece.
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Old August 6 2012, 10:42 PM   #822
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Just stumbled upon this little gem:

SNIP

Not bad at all, eh?

Customizers are all using that design.

One custom figure went for 224 dollars!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-John-...item2573b9bf40



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Old August 6 2012, 11:20 PM   #823
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Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)

You know what's really funny about the Batman cost estimate? There was an article about in yesterday's Stars & Stripes on those particular estimates.
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Old August 6 2012, 11:40 PM   #824
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The cowl costs 1 million, but the entire body armor less than 10,000? Seems legit.
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Old August 6 2012, 11:48 PM   #825
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^ Didn't the high cost of the cowl come from the fact that they had to place a huge bulk order overseas on the custom design (something like 10,000 units) so that it wouldn't look suspicious (and instead would look like they were being bought for Halloween or theater costumes, I assume), and then buy a completely new bulk order because the first graphite cowls broke easily? Alfred and Bruce talked about it in Batman Begins. Or maybe they never replaced them since Bane broke the cowl with his fists.

I think it and the cost of the nomex survival suit are the two things we actually get cost estimates on in the film itself. Something like "bean counters didn't think a soldiers life was worth $300,000(?)" in the case of the body armor. So, I think they mistook $300,000 for $3,000.

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-Bruce is surprised that a fusion reactor can be weaponized? And only one scientist in the world (who even published his findings!) can do this?
Actually, if anything happens to a fusion reactor, it just stops working. No meltdown, no explosion. Some of the peripheral machinery or coolants used to generate the reaction can fail and technically "explode," but these would be on the level of relatively minor industrial accidents and not a nuclear explosion.

http://www.generalfusion.com/safety.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fusion_...dent_potential
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