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The ending of "The Dark Knight Rises" has been the hottest topic on the internet during the past few weeks.
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People have conversed about the possibility of Batman being killed off, as well as the mysterious character of John Blake taking the reins of the Caped Crusader's seat. Different theories for the movie's ending have risen since the reviews of early screeners surfaced on the internet and now, these are being matched in like a puzzle that inevitably displays a picture as one progresses through.
--SPOILER ALERT-- THE FOLLOWING IS AN ENDING THEORY THAT HAS BEEN CIRCULATING THE INTERNET. SINCE IT IS UNVERIFIABLE AT THIS POINT IN TIME (WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE SCREENING BEGINS), THIS MAY OR MAY NOT BE HOW THE FILM ENDS.
This ending has been dubbed the "Café Scene" ending since early in the film, Alfred supposedly tells Bruce Wayne that while Wayne went missing in the setting of the first film "Batman Begins," he traveled the world in pursuit of him. Everytime Alfred passed by a café, he would look to see if Bruce was there. Often times he would see someone that resembled Wayne, but it would always be a stranger. This ties into the end and for that reason it is necessary to explain.
The film ends with the revelation that Miranda Tate is in fact Talia Al Ghul, the daughter of "Batman Begins" villain Ras Al Ghul. During the battle with Bane, Batman injures the villain and Talia kills him. Batman puts a doomsday explosive in the Bat vehicle and flies it into the river to avoid the destruction of the city. The explosion leaves behind scraps of the Bat, but there are no remains or body of Batman.
Time passes and Gotham City begins yet another rebuild. Alfred goes back to search the world in hopes of finding Wayne. He happens upon a café in Paris where he sees someone that looks like Bruce. He approaches, but as he does another woman that resembles Selina Kyle shows up. Alfred, realizing that Bruce may have found his peace, moves on.
In the final scene, John Blake goes to Wayne Manor in search of Bruce. He happens upon the Bat cave and eventually finds the Batman suit. He throws his badge into the river and stares at the suit as the credits roll.
This ending has a seemingly authentic ring to it as it falls in line with most of the ambiguous Nolan endings of such films as "Inception" and "Memento." The final scene also gives Warner Brothers the potential of continuing this hugely popular Batman universe with a different main character not named Bruce Wayne. That way Nolan gets his closure (or lack thereof) and Warner Brothers gets an opportunity to make more money in the future. And a reboot will not be necessary.
"The Dark Knight Rises" will be released in theaters on July 20.
READ OUR FULL REVIEW HERE