So are we going to get a Dark Knight Rises director's cut or not?

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Dec 17, 2012

We recently learned about a possible director's cut of The Dark Knight Rises. The rumored edition would explore Bane's (Tom Hardy) origin and give Ra's Al Ghul (Liam Neeson) a lot more screentime. So—is this legit or pure speculation?

There was supposedly 30-plus minutes of footage cut from The Dark Knight Rises. That's quite a lot, considering that the film's original run time is around 165 minutes. The missing scenes are rumored to appear on the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray. So the folks at The Playlist spoke to insiders close to Christopher Nolan to nip this story in the bud.

According to their sources, "no such plans exist, and reports of an extended cut of the film are completely false." That means no more Bane for you! We're not necessarily shocked by the news. Nolan isn't known for filling his DVDs with lots of bonus material. He's such an efficient director that deleted scenes are usually few and far between.

In July, Nolan told MTV, "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," he explained. "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."

There you have it. Are you disappointed by the news?

(via The Playlist)