‘The Dark Knight Rises’: how much of a time gap is there?

Coming summer 2012.

We have some rather shocking new revelations to share about “The Dark Knight Rises,” and one that may very well get people talking is just how much of a time gap there is between this film and the one before it.

Speaking in a new interview with Empire Magazine, director Christopher Nolan said that the jump between this story and the one before it is

“It’s really all about finishing Batman and Bruce Wayne’s story. We left him in a very precarious place. Perhaps surprisingly for some people, our story picks up quite a bit later, eight years after The Dark Knight. So he’s an older Bruce Wayne; he’s not in a great state.

“With┬áBane, we’re looking to give Batman a challenge he hasn’t had before. With our choice of villain and with our choice of story we’re testing Batman both physically as well as mentally.”

During the interview, Tom Hardy (who plays Bane) describes his fighting style as brutal, and says that he is going to challenge the character in ways he never has been before.

The movie is not going to be here still for quite some time, so we are going to be waiting (and likely talking about it) for quite some time.

Do you think that eight years is too long?

Photo: Warner Bros.

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