David S. Goyer debunks Lazarus Pit theory about Batman Begins

If you ever thought Lazarus Pits existed in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, it appears it just wasn’t meant to be.

As Liam Neeson’s Ra’s al Ghul met his demise at the end of Batman Begins, he closed his eyes and seemed to accept his fate. For years some fans have theorized he accepted it as he knew a Lazarus Pit would bring him back to life to once again try to cleanse Gotham City. Despite never seeing the Lazarus Pits in the films, some fans held to the theory.

During Comic-Con at Home, Backstory Magazine interviewed screenwriter David S. Goyer, and he deflated the theory pretty firmly.

“I think you’re reading too far into it,” Goyer said when asked about the theory. “Certainly there was never any discussion that Chris or I had about that, but if you think about it, it was a fairly realistic approach. I think if you introduce something like the Lazarus Pit into that — I’m not saying you couldn’t tell a cool story with the Lazarus Pit; I think you could, I just don’t think that the Lazarus Pit would’ve gelled with that approach.”

We have to agree with him. Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy took a more realistic approach to the world of Batman. Sure, we are still dealing with the concept of a man dressing up as a bat on a regular basis, but the Lazarus Pit is still a pretty might leap from the world we had seen up to that point.

It only took 15 years to get clarification, but we finally have it.


SOURCE: Backstory Magazine