Christopher Nolan is so intent on keeping the ending to The Dark Knight Rises a secret that he's not letting anyone read it—not even the actors in the movie.
Actor Gary Oldman, who reprises his role as Commissioner Jim Gordon in the upcoming film, told the U.K.'s Absolute Radio:
"To get into the production office, you have to have someone meet you and there are keys and various doors that lock. The script you read in the production office, and there is no ending because (Nolan) tells you the ending so that it doesn't leak and get out, and people spoil it on the internet."
So while the cast members do get to hear the ending, they only have it in their heads and not on the page. And of course none of them are going to start blabbing the finale to whoever's around.
Oldman, however, did say that The Dark Knight Rises is a "really great story, a great script," adding that Nolan has "outdone himself from The Dark Knight." He also hints that the film brings Nolan's Batman trilogy full circle, saying, "He sort of brings it back ... he brings it around."
So all those rumors about The Dark Knight Rises and supposedly leaked scripts are all false ... for now. Unless the production springs a leak somewhere, we'll just have to wait until July 20, 2012, to see how Nolan concludes his epic Batman story.
See the video of Oldman's interview here: