There are lots of rumors about Dark Knight Rises! But know IGN brought us something new. What is it? Read below.
Batman-on-Film and Entertainment Weekly point out a report that originated at ScriptFlags, which claims to have heard from a public relations source that the third Nolan-directed Bat-film will be based on the “Prey” storyline that appeared in the comic book Legends of The Dark Knight issues #11-15.
Neither BoF nor EW are saying that “Prey” will be the basis for The Dark Knight Rises; they are merely reiterating the speculative scuttlebutt that’s out there online right now.
ScriptFlags reminds us that “Prey,” written by Doug Moench, is set during the early days of Batman’s career and “centers itself around Batman being pursued by the deranged police psychiatrist ..Doctor Hugo Strange. When a police officer Max Cort is sent to Strange for treatment for his hatred of vigilantes, Strange hypnotises Cort into becoming a costumed vigilante himself named Night Scourge in the hopes of bringing Batman out of hiding. Strange also convinces the mayor to prepare a special task force to capture Batman with Commissioner Gordon as its head.” Strange eventually learns Batman’s secret identity, but keeps the discovery to himself. Catwoman also appears in it.
“Prey” certainly lends itself to the world established in Nolan’s previous Batman films and would be a logical story to use as a structural basis for the threequel given the ending of The Dark Knight. So for the hell of it, let’s say this rumor pans out. Would Tom Hardy be playing Hugo Strange (whom he looked something like in Bronson) or perhaps the detective-turned-vigilante Cort?
It wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility for Nolan and Co. to use “Prey” as the basis for their sequel. They may have drawn heavily from Batman: Year One for Batman Begins, but they also poached from less celebrated comic book stories such as “Batman: The Man Who Falls” and “Batman: Blind Justice,” which introduced the character of Henri Ducard. The Dark Knight was heavily influenced by Joker’s first appearance in Batman #1. It should be noted that Hugo Strange, like Joker and Catwoman, is among Batman’s earliest recurring villains, first appearing in 1940 in Detective Comics #36.
So what do you think?
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