Last month, we reported that the runtime for The Dark Knight Rises was 2 hours and 45 minutes. The British Board of Film Classification has now confirmed this runtime, or rather, it’s made it even more precise. According to the BBFC, Christopher Nolan‘s final entry into his Batman opus will run 164 minutes and 27 seconds
For those keeping track, Batman Begins ran 140 minutes, and The Dark Knight ran 152 minutes. That means every time Nolan does a new Batman movie, it’s 12 minutes longer than the previous entry. WHAT COULD IT MEAN? (Answer: absolutely nothing).
Here’s the official synopsis for The Dark Knight Rises:
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
[Spoiler (click to open)]It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
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