It looks like we can finally put that crazy rumor about a director’s cut of The Dark Knight Rises to rest! If you didn’t trust Batman-News.com’s sources when I told you that a director’s cut wasn’t happening, perhaps you’ll believe The Playlist’s. The website reports that they spoke to insiders close to Christopher Nolan about this rumor, and they confirmed that “no such plans exist, and reports of an extended cut of the film are completely false.”
The Playlist also points us to an interview Nolan did with MTV this summer, which adds more confirmation that director’s cuts aren’t his thing:
Really, anyone listening to Nolan, who’s never included many deleted scenes on his home video releases, would have known that the chances were very slim — Nolan told MTV shortly after the release of “The Dark Knight Rises” that “I tend to try and weed things out on paper because it’s crazy expensive to shoot things that aren’t going to be in the film. It also takes up a lot of time and energy. Pretty much with all my films, there are very few deleted scenes, which always disappoints the DVD crowd.”
So there you have it. Hopefully we can finally put this rumor to bed now. I’m looking forward to reporting on all the official The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray/DVD news — look for that in the coming months!