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Questions tagged [nolan-batman-trilogy]

A trilogy of Batman films conceived and directed by Christopher Nolan between 2005 and 2012. They are Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.

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In “The Dark Knight”, why did the cops want to evacuate Harvey Dent from the hospital in an empty bus?

After the Joker threatened to blow up a hospital, and doctors and cops in Gotham General (the hospital in which Harvey Dent was kept) started to evacuate patients, a cop said to another cop named ...
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Does Batman's escape from The Pit indicate an excess of fear or a complete lack of fear?

I've watched The Dark Knight Rises numerous times, and I always figured the pit ascension scene was fairly straightforward. Bruce doesn't fear anything, so in order he needs to make the final jump he ...
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In The Dark Knight, what happened to all the bank robbers?

The opening scene of The Dark Knight shows a bank robbery being perpetrated by a gang hired by the Joker. It transpires that they are all supposed to kill each other, with presumably each of them ...
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Why did the bank manager keep the grenade in his mouth?

As you can see from the original video, the bank manager could see clearly that the string of the grenade was attached to The Joker and I'm struggling to understand why he kept it in his mouth. There ...
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Is there any connection between Ra's al Ghul from Batman and ArrowVerse?

In Batman Begins, Ra's al Ghul is Bruce's mentor and Batman leaves him to die, we're not sure if he dies. And if he dies he could be brought back with the Lazarus Pit. In the Arrowverse, Merlyn also ...
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In the movie The Dark Knight, what is the explanation for the cop allowing himself to be captured by the Joker in the police station?

I really wondered what would make an average detective think he would have a chance one-on-one with an arch-criminal. Was this scene to indicate that the Joker's formidableness was largely unknown or ...
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Why was Katie Holmes from “Batman Begins” replaced by Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes in “The Dark Knight”?

I was thinking about this the other day, and it is still one of the things about the Nolan-Batman trilogy that is still kind of irksome to me. Don't get me wrong, I loved Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel ...
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What are this character's last words in The Dark Knight?

She's obviously cut off before she's blown up. But just wondering if anyone had an idea of what she was going to say. What are Rachel Dawes last words in The Dark Knight?
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How did Harvey Dent get away with punching a witness?

In The Dark Knight, beloved "straight arrow" lawyer Harvey Dent punched a witness in court. In full view of the court he enacted physical violence against a member of the public. In fairness, the ...
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What is the function of the spikes in Batman's gloves?

There are some very remarkable and distinguishable element's in Batman's outfit. As much as Batman's appearance has change through the years, media or franchises, the pointed ears, the bottom of the ...
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Is the Joker bluffing in these instances?

In The Dark Knight, the Joker talks to Two Face while they are inside the Gotham General Hospital. The Joker explains that he didn't plan the kidnapping of Rachel and Harvey, since he is clearly a ...
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Purpose of the sideways rotating wheels on the bat pod

Throughout the Dark Knight Trilogy the Bat pod is featured in numerous chases. One part of the design that strikes me as being interesting is the wheels. They function exactly as the wheels on a ...
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Do we know what the Joker's third origin story would have been?

In The Dark Knight, the Joker is about to tell a third origin story but gets interrupted by Batman. Joker: Speaking of which, you know how I got these scars? Batman: No, but I know how you got ...
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What kind of bats live in the Batcave in Christopher Nolan's Batman?

Near the start of Batman Begins young Bruce Wayne falls down a well and gets attacked by bats. Later we meet the bats again when he first discovers the bat cave and in one scene Batman uses the bats ...
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Why was Bane excommunicated from the League of Shadows?

In The Dark Knight Rises we know that Bane has been excommunicated from the League of Shadows. Considering that Bane protected Ra's al Ghul's daughter Talia al Ghul while in prison, why did Ra's al ...
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Do the events of The Dark Knight Rises prove Joker was right?

In The Dark Knight, the Joker adamantly believes that Gotham is only holding itself together because of the laws imposed on them or because of Batman: You see, their morals, their code, it's a bad ...
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What is Bane's ethnicity in The Dark Knight Rises?

In the Knightfall series of comics, Bane is a Central American of a possibly mixed ethnicity (see here). In The Dark Knight Rises, it is more ambiguous — Alfred, having researched Bane, ...
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What did Bruce intend for Blake after The Dark Knight Rises?

The ending of The Dark Knight Rises implies that Bruce Wayne bequeaths the Batcave (and apparently, by extension, the identity of Batman) to Blake. We even get to see Blake inside the Batcave, looking ...
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Does the catchphrase “Why so serious?” come from a previous Batman property?

Just watched the Dark Knight and was wondering if Joker's catchphrase "Why so serious?" comes from a comic or was it invented specifically for the film?
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How does Bane's mask work?

As answers to other questions have explained, Bane wears a mask to provide pain management. The problem with this is quite simple: The mask isn't attached to anything. One would expect a tank of ...
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Why did Batman do so much better in his second fight with Bane?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Batman's first encounter with Bane goes rather badly. In short, Batman gets utterly destroyed, and does no apparent damage to Bane. Later, they meet again, and Batman ...
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Did Selina Kyle know the secret identity of Bruce Wayne before she gave him to Bane?

Did Selina know the secret identity of Bruce? Because when she saw that Batman was back on the news she was like: "well what do you know?"
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Did the Joker ever refer to himself as the Joker?

In The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger played the Joker. But did his character ever explicitly refer to himself by that name, aside from the "calling cards" mentioned at the end of Batman Begins?
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What did Batman do to the first tumbler, and why didn't he do it to the other one?

From the climactic scene in The Dark Knight Rises: The cops are approaching two tumblers. The batcopter swoops in, does something to the tumbler on the left, then ...
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Why wasn't Bruce Wayne shot too? [duplicate]

How come Joe Chill killed Bruce Wayne's parents and he didn't kill Bruce? And why did he kill Bruce's parents?
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Why does Harvey Dent hate Bruce Wayne?

In The Dark Knight, Harvey Dent was never really a fan of Bruce Wayne from the start, as evidenced by him giving him weird and dirty looks. My question is Why? Is it something that Bruce did (and did ...
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How much property damage did Batman commit while evading the GCPD?

In the movie Batman Begins, Batman is seen speeding the Batmobile across Gotham in order to evade the pursuing GCPD. What is the estimated cost of the damage done?
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Why does Bruce Wayne keep speaking in that low raspy voice to Catwoman?

In The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman was standing nearby and watching as Bane called out Batman's identity as Bruce Wayne, beat him down, and took his mask. In spite of this, later in the movie Bruce ...
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In the Christopher Nolan Batman Trilogy, how did they select the villains?

I was just curious if Christopher Nolan ever gave reasoning behind his choice of villains (Ra's, Joker, and Bane) to make appearances in the trilogy. I was thinking maybe the choices were more "iconic"...
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Why is fear “good” in The Dark Knight Rises?

In the first two movies of Nolan's trilogy, fear has always been detrimental to the one experiencing it. The entire first film was Bruce overcoming his fear and as a consequence becoming stronger and ...
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Why is The Dark Knight Rises set after 8 years of The Dark Knight?

The Dark Knight Rises is set 8 years after the day Harvey Dent was killed. Why did it take so long for Bane to plot an attack against Batman?
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What was the point of the smoke in The Dark Knight Rises?

During the first fistfight between Bane and Batman, midway through the fight Batman throws what look to be smoke pellets at Bane and whiffs completely on all of them: ...
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Is there any relation between Bane and the Korean smugglers?

In The Dark Knight, Bruce goes on a love boat with all the ballerinas as an alibi to catch Lau from his building and bring him to Gotham. He therefore hires Korean Smugglers who below the radar to ...
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How many people know Batman's identity? [duplicate]

In Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy,how many people in total actually know that Bruce Wayne is Batman?
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Is the Dark Knight trilogy part of the same “DC Cinematic Universe” as Man of Steel and Batman vs Superman?

Title pretty much says it all. As far as I can recall Batman vs Superman did not make any specific references to events in the Dark Knight trilogy that would confirm this, and the director and lead ...
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How did they manage to bring weapons into the Stock Exchange?

In The Dark Knight Rises, when Bane plans an attack on the stock market, his affiliates manage to infiltrate the lower level workforce. But how do they manage to take inside their arms without anyone ...
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Is Alfred the moral conscience of Bruce Wayne/Batman?

I'll admit from the outset that I haven't read many of the Batman comics, and this is taking information primarily from the Dark Knight Trilogy. It seems to me that Alfred is Bruce's, and to the same ...
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Why was Bruce Wayne spared by the mugger?

One of the fundamental aspects of Batman's origins is that one night, a mugger, usually Joe Chill, shot his parents in an alley. Barring the occasional "What If?" story, Bruce is always spared by the ...
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Was this scene of discovery of the Batcave from the comics?

In Batman Begins, a young Bruce Wayne discovers that there is a huge cave under the Wayne Manor, by accidentally falling into it through a well. When falling, a colony of bats fly away. When Bruce ...
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Does Lucius Fox reveal Batman's identity in The Dark Knight?

There is this scene in The Dark Knight where Coleman Reese tries to blackmail Lucius Fox with some blueprints of the Tumbler and some off-the-books activities he has discovered. Fox then replies: ...
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In the comics is Two-face's coin a regular coin?

In Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, Harvey Dent starts off with a double headed coin, which then gets turned into having two different sides when he becomes Two-face. Is this the same in the ...
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Why is Batman's policy on saving people inconsistent?

I'm of course referring to the Nolan trilogy. At the end of Batman Begins he However, he Why? Even though Ra's Al Ghul wanted to kill more people, the Joker succeeded in killing more people (...
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Why didn't Batman take the antidote with him when going to Arkham for Rachel?

So in Batman Begins, Batman went to the Asylum in a hurry after learning from Rachel that she's going to pay Doctor Crane a visit there. He expected Rachel to get in trouble there (otherwise, what ...
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When did these characters elude Bane in The Dark Knight Rises?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Bane This hostage-taking is what prompts Some time later But when did these characters get free from Bane in the first place? Did he just let them wander off at some point?...
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Who was feeding the prisoners of the Pit in the Dark Knight Rises?

It's been a while since I saw The Dark Knight Rises but something occurred to me. Who was feeding the prisoners when Bruce was imprisoned? I assume the Warlord fed them when he was in charge but who ...
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Dark Knight: Didn't Dent Commit Enough Crimes to Discredit Himself Before He Became Two Face?

As Richard's answer to this question shows, if it became known that Harvey Dent was dirty, the mass arrests he authorized under RICO laws would have been overturned and the criminals set free. But ...
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What happened in the Narrows during and after the release of the Fear toxin?

In Batman Begins, Scarecrow releases the Fear toxin into the Narrows. We see a bit of chaos, but we don't find out what happened in full. It seems like a lot of people must have been killed. Is ...
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What did The Joker eat at the Harvey Dent fundraiser?

When The Joker crashes the party, he grabs a skewer containing a shrimp and a small red object, and eats the red thing. What is it? The shot happens at about 1:30 in the clip below:
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What happens to Harvey Dent when the car turns over in The Dark Knight?

I was watching The Dark Knight after a long time and I noticed one scene where Two Face goes after the people who helped Joker kidnap him and Rachel Dawes. So he is sitting in a car with the gangster. ...
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What political beliefs have writers given to Batman?

Batman is all things to all people, where "all people" can mean both the citizens of Gotham City and generations of comic fans. Christopher Nolan's films made Batman a serious subject for an even ...