THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

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NOTE: This spoiler was submitted by Jordan

The movie takes place eight years after The Dark Knight, starting out with Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) giving an adlibbed speech (instead of the "real truth" explaining the actual events of the night Harvey Dent died, which he had prepared in a written speech) about Harvey Dent at "Harvey Dent Day," hosted at Wayne Manor, where Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has retreated and become a bearded man with a cane. In the kitchen, Alfred (Michael Caine) instructs one of the maids, Selina Kyle, (Anne Hathaway) to bring Bruce's food to him beyond a locked door to which he gives her the key. Selina drops off the food and sees a door open, and quickly gets into Bruce's safe and takes his mother's pearl necklace, which she is already seen wearing. Bruce shows up and tells her to return the necklace, but she knocks him down and escapes through a window, quickly changing her outfit and getting in the car with a senator (who was flirting with other maids at the party) who was a guest at the party.

Meanwhile, three men are captured and given to a CIA agent (Aidan Gillen) looking for Bane. He takes them on his airplane, explaining that he will kill them if they don't tell him where Bane is, even though they all have hoods over their heads and he doesn't really kill them. One of them speaks up, questioning the agent's methods, and when the hood is removed, turns out to be Bane (Tom Hardy), who explains that he intended to get caught and that they are going to crash the plane. At the same time, another plane flies above, and four men jump out and onto the smaller plane in a mid-air assault that ends up dragging the plane almost upside-down in mid-air. Most of the passengers are killed, except Dr. Pavel (Alon Aboutboul), a physicist who had been approached by Bane with an "offer." Dr. Pavel is connected with an IV to a corpse that they brought into the plane and ends up being abducted by Bane.

Bruce isn't found the next morning in his bed but inside the updated Batcave beneath Wayne Manor. Alfred asks him what he's doing, and Bruce not only figures out who the thief was but noticed that the manner in which she dusted his fingerprints to open the safe was odd, as he deduced that she had also duplicated his fingerprints to take with her for a reason that he didn't know.

While on the rooftops with the old, broken Batsignal, Commissioner Gordon is approached by young cop John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who comments on how the city had been cleaned up of organized crime. He's very intelligent and asks about the night of Harvey Dent's "murder," which to him seemed odd. Commissioner Gordon doesn't speak much about it, but clearly is still guilt-ridden because of it.

Bringing the now-missing congressman with her (though he is in regular clothes), Selina Kyle meets an unknown man at a bar and gives him Bruce Wayne's fingerprints. They end up shortchanging her and not offering what they had agreed to trade, but a fight breaks out when Selina reveals that the cops aren't far behind, since they are looking for the senator (and likely traced his cell phone). Selina disarms all of the men until police arrive, where she screams and pretends to be a helpless woman so she can slip past the police and escape. Looking for all leads, the police search through the bar and end up outside of the back exit, where they open a manhole to the sewer below and look for the criminals who they assume abducted the congressman.

Once underground, many of the police officers, including Commissioner Gordon, are ambushed, and explosives go off and scare the other police officers from following, though John Blake wants to go after them, but his superior, Deputy Commissioner Foley, (Matthew Modine) tells him not to. Most of the officers underground get killed by armed men who only knock out Gordon but drag him further into the sewer (where it appears some construction is being done) where he is confronted by Bane, who immediately kills one of his own men out of discipline and finds Gordon's original speech about Harvey Dent still in his coat. Sensing that his life is in danger, Gordon escapes by rolling into the sewer water, where he is flushed out but injured in the process, but is later found and rescued by Blake at the end of the sewer drain nearby.

While in the hospital, Gordon is with Foley and greeted by Blake, who delivers information to Gordon regarding the sewer incident, though it clearly upsets Foley. Gordon praises Blake for his work and promotes him to detective. Shortly afterward, he visits Wayne Manor and speaks to Bruce in private, where he tells him about Gordon being in the hospital and gives some information away. He mentions indirectly that he knows that Bruce Wayne is Batman while having some assumptions about the mystery surrounding Harvey Dent's death, though Bruce neither admits nor denies any of it. Blake also talks about his own past, having had parents who were both killed when he was young (mirroring Bruce's own past) and having an understanding of the feelings in that situation and how it motivates you. As a result, he grew up in an orphanage sponsored by Wayne Enterprises, though he also talks about how the orphanage is going through financial troubles and cannot support as many youths as before since financial support had been cut, which Bruce was unaware of.

Bruce goes to Wayne Enerprises and asks Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) why funding was cut for the orphanage, and Fox explains that it was generally paid for with profits generated by the company, though the company had been operating with a deficit for quite some time due to Bruce's investing in a clean energy project with Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard), a high-ranking board member of Wayne Enterprises and an investor herself, that he decided to scrap when learning that it could be turned into a nuclear bomb. At the same time, Fox takes him into the secret entrance to a storage facility, were other camouflaged duplicates of the Tumbler are while also showing him the Bat, somewhat of a jet-helicopter hybrid. It's almost done but not quite perfected, as Fox says that it needs someone who is "less busy" than he is to fix certain issues, such as the autopilot feature.

He later goes to the hospital (intentionally the same one where Gordon is) and sees a doctor (Thomas Lennon), who points out numerous injuries that Bruce has. Afterward, going through a window, he ends up at Gordon's bedside (with a mask on, like in the very first movie) and asks about what happened. There, Gordon tells him about Bane and that Gotham will need Batman to take Bane down.

Bruce ends up at a fundraiser hosted by Miranda Tate, who has been trying to meet with Bruce. They talk briefly about the scrapped project that they had worked on, mentioning that she wanted it to continue for its green energy to "restore balance" (important later). Bruce runs into Selina Kyle and dances with her, while taking his mother's pearl necklace back (which she had been wearing) while conversing about how what she is doing is wrong, though Selina's approach is that Gotham's wealthy thrive off of its less fortunate while saying that it would all end soon. She kisses him and leaves, while Bruce later realizes that Selina had stolen his ticket for his car and is seen driving off in his Lamborghini Aventador.

At the Batcave, Alfred supplies information to Bruce about Bane, who supposedly had done some dirty work as hired muscle for corrupt businessman John Daggett (who, through the "unknown man" at the bar who is his right-hand man, hired Selina Kyle to get Bruce's fingerprints) in the past while being known to have been a mercenary with ties to the League of Shadows. Bruce and Alfred begin to have conflicting views on Bruce returning as Batman along with his motivation to do so.

Meanwhile, at the orders of Daggett, Bane and his men (who are first disguised as food delivery people, shoe shiners, etc.) infiltrate the Gotham Stock Exchange and take it over, halting all activity other than their own from a tablet device linked to the stock exchange. The police and SWAT team arrive, though before they can breach, hostages walk out, followed by Bane and his men on dirtbikes but with hostages riding with them to prevent them from being attacked. For the first time, Batman shows up (on the Batpod) and fires an EMP device that shuts off anything electronic, including the dirtbikes, which allows him to free most of the hostages and subdue Bane's men. Batman is chasing Bane and one other henchmen, though since Bane had released his hostage earlier, Batman chases the other person with a hostage to free them. In the process, Gotham PD chases Batman (since he is still wanted for murder, even though Blake, also in pursuit, preferred to go after Bane) and seemingly traps him in an alley until he turns on the Bat and flies away.

Selina Kyle (in her Catwoman outfit) shows up at Daggett's and subdues most of his men, eventually abducting him. We realize that she wants a computer program that his company supposedly had created, one designed to be able to completely remove someone's history from all searchable databases, thus giving her a clean slate to start over (which Bruce had thought about, mentioning earlier that he knew that Selina lived in a modest apartment and was likely saving up her pilfered prizes for "retirement"), but Daggett states that the program was never finished on his watch. Daggett's men, Bane, and his own men show up, and Selina threatens to kill Daggett, but Batman intervenes and helps Selina fight off the men and escape in the Bat. When safely distant, Batman tells Selina that he is friends with Bruce Wayne and asks why she needed his fingerprints. She says Daggett paid her, but she didn't know why he needed them, then she eventually disappears, and Batman says, "So that's what that feels like."

Bruce and Alfred later have a fight about Bruce's devotion to being Batman, where he explains that Bruce cannot beat Bane, watching the security camera footage of Bane, witnessing both his strength and speed. He tells Bruce that he intends to leave since he does not want to see Bruce die. He also talks about how when Bruce was gone (during the events of the first movie), he would go to Florence and hope to randomly see Bruce with a woman and acknowledge each other's presence without talking to show that Bruce had finally moved on, since Gotham had nothing but "pain" for Bruce, who said that he had already "found someone" before. Alfred finally admits that Rachel had moved on from Bruce and chosen Harvey Dent, though at first Bruce thinks Alfred is lying in order to persuade him out of being Batman, though he later believes Alfred when he mentions having burned the letter. Alfred leaves Wayne Manor.

The next day, Bruce finds out that he is bankrupt, as his fingerprints were used to authenticate certain stock trades that resulted huge losses, which would ultimately lead to him being relieved of involvement with Wayne Enterprises. The Applied Sciences division would be on lockdown, though, wanting to protect the clean energy device, Bruce and Fox decide to have Miranda Tate take over and control the fate of the device itself (Fox later explains to Miranda that it is hidden in another secret location but is set up to be flooded and rendered useless in an emergency, only if needed). Bruce says that if he really wanted to, he could've destroyed it at any time, but he was entrusting it to Tate.

Daggett is disappointed at Miranda having been voted as the new chairperson (which he was expecting to become, based on their plans) and asks for Bane, who is already in his office. Daggett, who thinks he is running the show, berates Bane, who physically intimidates Daggett and explains that he is in charge while eventually killing him with his bare hands.

Bruce shows up at Selina's apartment and tells him that Batman wants her to bring him to meet Bane, and she says that she'll think about it, though her views on Bruce had started to change, particularly because he is now bankrupt but seemingly not a bad guy, contrasting to the attitudes of most of Gotham's wealthy. When returning to Wayne Manor, Miranda shows up to see him, where they sleep together. At Bruce's surprise, Miranda reveals that she was not always wealthy and started out from poor beginnings and worked her way up.

Batman later meets Selina, who takes him through the sewers and locks the door behind him, explaining that Bane forced her to do that. There, Bane addresses Batman as "Mr. Wayne" (to Selina's shock), where they fight, though Batman's attacks are useless as Bane walks through his punches and pummels Batman, who tries numerous tricks from the League of Shadows, all of which Bane knows, admitting that he not only was part of the League of Shadows but now leads them and is continuing Ra's Al Ghul's work. He repeatedly punches Batman's mask, eventually breaking it, while picking him up and dropping him on his knee (the "breaking of Batman" scene), severely damaging Batman's back, to Selina's dismay, not just realizing the harm that they are inflicting but also at her own concern of Bruce Wayne and Batman being the same person, realizing that not all of Gotham's wealthy are ignorant of those in need. At the same time, the underground construction is complete, and explosives go off, and Batman realizes that the sewer is under the applied sciences division, and Bane and his men have access to the other Tumblers and the whole armory.

Bruce is taken to a prison at the very bottom of a very deep well, where Bane explains to him that he once was there and had learned about fear and hope. His plan is to destroy Gotham but to leave Bruce alive to watch it happen from a TV set in his cell, since Bruce's fear is not death, but Gotham suffering. Bane intends to destroy the city by giving its inhabitants hope, only to lose it and eventually die in an explosion. There, he is approached by a caretaker who nurses him and another man who had served as the prison's doctor. The two of them explain how prisoners regularly try to climb their way up the well to escape (since there are no guards), but it is virtually impossible, though one child who was born in the prison had once managed to escape -- Bruce believes it to be Bane, knowing he was once an inmate. He also learns that the child was born there when a mercenary working for a warlord ended up sleeping with the warlord's daughter and impregnating her. The warlord originally imprisoned the mercenary, but his daughter arranged for the mercenary's freedom at her expense, taking on his sentence instead. The warlord's daughter (and her child who was later born) was kept in a separate cell from the other inmates, though one day, her cell was accidentally left unlocked, and the inmates attacked, but a respected "protector" among the prisoners saved the child from attack, though the child's mother could not also be saved.

Back in Gotham, Selina is trying to leave the city but is apprehended at the airport in connection with her crimes. Blake interrogates her, where he realizes that she is running from Bane, who seems like an unstoppable force. He asks her about Bruce (with both of them seeming to understand that they know that he is Batman), though she states she is not sure about what happened to him. Meanwhile, Bane and his men have been setting up numerous explosives throughout the city, which are set off during a Gotham Ravens football game in which the field is destroyed, along with many other structures and all bridges leading in and out of Gotham except one (to be barricaded and guarded but used specifically for food to be delivered to the city). It is done strategically when thousands of Gotham police officers are going into the sewers to apprehend Bane, though they end up getting trapped in the rubble but are still given food and water from above. Bane and his men go out onto what is left of the field, taking a microphone and explaining to Gotham that he now has a nuclear bomb (Dr. Pavel, who is brought out, explains to the crowd that it is indeed a nuclear bomb, and that he is the only person capable of disarming it, and is then killed by Bane) that will be triggered if any of them try to leave Gotham, though they do not know that the bomb is going to explode anyway once it is no longer stable in several months since it is no longer in its housing (back in the secret location where Bruce and Fox placed it).

Bane and his men take the Tumblers in front of the courthouse and numerous news cameras, where he talks about Harvey Dent having murdered police officers, as proven by Commissioner Gordon's handwritten speech. He deems all criminals imprisoned because of the Harvey Dent Act innocent, and uses the Tumblers (now with heavier artillery) to blast open the walls of Blackgate Prison, where Bane's men rush inside, attack the correctional officers, free the prisoners, arm them with assault rifles and eventually recruit them while encouraging Gotham's inhabitants to take the city back from the wealthy. Gordon, who watched the televised speech from Blake's apartment, is questioned by Blake about why he covered up the truth, as he is obviously in total disagreement.

Chaos breaks out, as the wealthy are removed from their homes and tried in a makeshift court headed by Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy), who gives people the choice of exile or death (which ends up being death by exile). When exiled, the "guilty" are forced to leave the city by walking onto the frozen lake under the bridge, though everyone ends up falling through thin ice. Gordon, Blake, and Foley assemble various Gotham police officers still remaining to create a resistance, as they have found a way to communicate with the trapped police officers by sending notes tied with string through sewer drains. They realize that the bomb is housed in one of three trucks (two of which are decoys) that are always in motion in Gotham. Miranda offers her help, since she is also with everyone else.

In the underground prison, Bruce's back heals after being painfully readjusted by his caretaker, though he has a dream where Ra's Al Ghul appears and reminds him that he is "immortal," though, during the dream, Bruce realizes that Ra's was the mercenary who impregnated the warlord's daughter and deduces that the child who escaped was Bane. Bruce continues to return to peak form but fails to escape (like every other inmate), eventually missing a jump onto a protruding ledge to the top, only to be dangling by a rope and hitting the walls on the way down. The prison doctor talks about how the child managed to escape, as the child's guardian ended up getting attacked, which forced the child to climb up the wall with no rope but managed to make the jump due to being driven by fear and necessity. He also talks about how Bane was once attacked and needs the mask to breath a gas that helps soothe pains from that attack. Bruce decides to try to escape the prison without a rope, and before making the jump, bats fly out of a hole, which brings his fear back, and he makes the jump and ultimately escapes, to the prisoners' delight.

Selina, freed from jail, but disapproving of Bane's ideals (as she wanted the wealthy to lose their possessions while Bane physically tortures them), saves a child from one of Bane's men, though she is surprised to hear Bruce's voice from the shadows, as he has returned to Gotham. He hopes to recruit her to help him restore order, as she is aware of the bomb but knows that getting by in Gotham isn't enough since the bomb is going to explode anyway. He offers her a "clean slate," as he has the program that she was looking for to delete her files, which Wayne Enterprises had acquired at some point to keep out of the wrong hands. He needs to meet with Lucius Fox, and Selina brings him to Bane's men as a prisoner, but the two of them attack the men so he can reach Fox, who is being held with most other wealthy people (but not harmed due to his involvement with Wayne Enterprises), in order to access another secret location with a cache including a Batsuit and other weapons.

Elsewhere in the city, Gordon's team is growing smaller, especially since Foley withdrew and decided to stay at home with his family since he believes if they cooperate the bomb won't be detonated. They are eventually apprehended by Bane's men and tried in court. They choose death, but it is death by exile (though Bane asks for Miranda to be brought to him), and they are brought to the thin ice, though Batman appears and takes out Bane's men and, with Gordon's help, lights a fire that continues onto the bridge and lights a batsign on the side for all to see, which brings hope to everyone, Foley included. Bane sees the sign and is surprised, now wanting to keep "her" (Miranda) close to them.

Blake is caught by Bane's men and is about to be executed until Batman shows up, and the two of them take all of the men down. Using the Bat (which had been parked the whole time on a rooftop under a tarp), he blasts the rubble, which allows for the trapped police officers to finally escape, now giving Batman an army to fight Bane's men. Blake wants to help, but Batman said he has already helped by giving him an army, and he asks him to help people begin to escape. Batman finds Selina and has her agree to shoot down a barrier composed of stacked cars by using the Batpod in order for people to escape, though she is adamant about only doing that then leaving to escape, as well. Batman continues to say that she needs her help but also thinks that she is capable of doing good, while she disagrees and asks Batman to leave with her, saying that he has given Gotham "everything," to which Batman says "not everything, not yet," and realizes his dedication to the city, which moves her almost to tears.

Batman and Gotham PD plan to attack Bane head-on at City Hall, which has become their headquarters. The large police force, now including Foley in full police attire, approaches a similarly large army on Bane's side, flanked by Tumblers with weapons pointing at them. Batman shows up in the Bat and blasts the Tumblers, which allows for the two sides to fight man-to-man (though Bane's side is equipped with machine guns). Selina is seen blasting the cars, and has cleared a path. Batman and Bane eventually find each other and fight, with the brawl being much more even than before, though Bane still has a slight edge.

Blake has rounded up a schoolbus full of orphans (followed by other vehicles with Gotham's innocent residents), but they are stopped at the bridge on the side controlled by the National Guard, who says that they cannot let anyone pass, still in fear of the bomb threats, even though Blake tells them that it has been handled, as Fox came up with a plan to disable the trigger using the EMP device from the Bat (which was removed earlier) once it is attached to the bomb, as Gordon is tracking the trucks to find out which one has the bomb, though the first one they find does not have it. The National Guard does not shoot Blake, but they shoot at his feet to try to hold him back, and when he gets too close, out of fear, they set off explosives that separate the bridge, preventing anyone from crossing.

Back at City Hall, Batman has a solid string of hits that land on Bane's mask, which detach a few of the tubes and slow down the gas that relieves his pain. He is clearly affected by it but continues to fight Batman, who eventually overpowers him and knocks him through the glass doors of City Hall, where Miranda is located. Batman continuously attacks Bane, hoping to force him to reveal who has the trigger to the bomb. Bane remains silent, but Miranda stabs Batman in his side, to his surprise, which also subdues him being under such pain, as she slowly twists her knife.

Miranda reveals that she is actually Talia Al Ghul, Ra's only child, and that it was she (and not Bane, as Bruce originally thought) who was born in prison and had escaped, and Bane was her guardian. The day that she escaped, it was because Bane was being attacked by the other inmates, who left his face partially disfigured. When Talia escaped, she found her father (who was already in charge of the League of Shadows) who returned to the prison with his men and killed all of them, except for Bane (who was spared for helping Talia) and the prison doctor. Both Talia and Bane were admitted into the League of Shadows but were somewhat estranged from Ra's after he had excommunicated Bane due to his affection for Talia, which brings an injured Bane to tears as she tells the story while fixing his mask's tubes, which had been damaged. Talia talks about having been patient and working her way up to infiltrate Wayne Enterprises for the right moment, but when she hits the trigger to the bomb, it does not detonate since they had intervened. It did not bother her, since the bomb would explode in minutes anyway, so she leaves to ride in a Tumbler to guard the bomb (still in motion in a truck, which Gordon was in since he found it and had attached the EMP device earlier). Bane begins to strangle Batman with a rope until Selina appears out of nowhere in a Batpod and blasts Bane, killing him quickly.

Batman (in the Bat) and Selina (in the Batpod) chase the remaining truck tailed by Tumblers. They attack the Tumblers, though one fires a series of guided missiles that follow the Bat as it navigates between buildings, slowly taking out one missile at a time as it hits stationary objects as the Bat makes sharp maneuvers. Batman guides one of the last missiles into another Tumbler, though Miranda had already jumped into the truck with the bomb. Fox is communicating with Batman, saying that he needs to force them to take the bomb to where the bomb's housing was located to stabilize it so it won't explode. Eventually, the truck carrying the bomb goes through too much of an attack from both Batman and Selina to the point where it falls through an opening to a street on a lower level and crashes. Batman, Selina and Gordon get out and plan to attach the bomb with a cable to take it to its housing, but a dying Talia (injured from the crash) explains that her back-up plan is in force, which sets off the security measures of the room where the bomb housing is located. The entire room floods (which forces Fox to leave while destroying the housing), which gives Batman no choice but to haul the bomb away with the Bat. Selina kisses him passionately (contrasting to their first kiss) before he gets into the Bat. Gordon approaches him and asks who he is. Without saying who he is, he basically describes himself as someone who cared about Gotham and put on a suit, not really anything more special than anyone else, but he talks about someone "putting a coat on a young boy" before leaving with the bomb. As Gordon backs off, he is reminded of when he put his coat on Bruce after his parents were murdered and realizes that Bruce Wayne is Batman.

The Bat lifts off with the bomb and speeds away with less than two minutes left. A building explodes, which Blake (on the bridge) thinks is the bomb, but the kids see that it is the Bat blasting through the building to fly through it. Its jet engine is used to accelerate more quickly over the ocean, where the bomb goes off, but is far enough to have saved everyone in Gotham.

In the aftermath, Gotham recognizes Batman as its true hero, having erected a statue in his memory, while Bruce Wayne is assumed to have been one of the casualties of Bane's assault on Gotham's wealthy. At his funeral (where Bruce's tombstone is placed outside of Wayne Manor next to his parents' graves), the four men who knew Batman's identity (Gordon, Alfred, Blake, and Fox) are gathered while Gordon reads a passage. They leave, but Alfred stays behind and weeps in front of the graves of Bruce's parents, saying that he had "failed."

Wayne's estate is split up, with certain things going to creditors, though in accordance with certain requests that had been made (presumably by Bruce), Wayne Manor was to become a home for orphans while Alfred inherits ownership of certain things. John Blake asks if anything was left for him, and a woman helping with the process says no, but then he mentions that it may be under his "legal name" and hands her an ID card, which she acknowledges and hands him a bag, while saying that she likes the sound of his real name -- ROBIN. However, the executor of the estate mentions that they are almost done, but they still haven't tracked down Bruce's mother's pearl necklace.

At Wayne Enterprises applied sciences division, Lucius Fox and other employees are examining the remains of the Bat, though the engineers mention that the Bat had been perfected (which would include the completion of the autopilot feature), to Fox's surprise. He asks who had completed it, and their computer systems show that it had last been accessed by Bruce Wayne, making Fox realize that Bruce may have used the autopilot feature when transporting the bomb (rather than having died in its blast) and therefore may be still be alive.

Elsewhere, Alfred is in Florence at a cafe, looks around, smiles and nods, and Bruce is at another table with a woman, who turns to the side and is revealed to be Selina (presumably possessing the necklace from Bruce), fulfilling Alfred's wish for Bruce to move on from Gotham while also realizing that he is alive. Commissioner Gordon is on the rooftop of the police station and notices a brand new Batsignal. Blake's bag has certain coordinates, which lead him to the side entrance of the Batcave through the waterfall. It looks empty, but he walks over the shallow pool of water, it becomes a rising platform that houses the Batsuit, insinuating that Blake is to become Bruce's successor.


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Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard) is Talia al-Ghul, Ra's al-Ghul's (Liam Neeson from 'Batman Begins') daughter. Bane (Tom Hardy) was her protector as a child.

Their goal is to continue Ra's plan to destroy Gotham City, using a nuclear fission device Tate developed with Wayne Enterprises that Bane had reverse engineered into a nuclear bomb.

Bane reveals to Gotham the truth about Two-Face, exonerating Batman of Harvey Dent's crimes/murder.

During the final battle, Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) kills Bane via missiles from the Batpod. Batman (Christian Bale) sacrifices his life by transporting the bomb away from Gotham via his flying vehicle,  seemingly dying in the ensuing nuclear blast.

Gotham City erects a statue in Batman's honor, and Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) finds a rebuilt Batsignal.

Alfred, while on his annual vacation in Florence, goes to the bistro/restaurant he previously mentioned to Bruce.  There, he sees Bruce sitting with Selina (Hathaway), seemingly waiting on Alfred as a way to let Alfred know Bruce is alive and has moved on from Batman.

Back in Gotham, Wayne Manor has been made into an orphanage in the name of Bruce's parents.

John Blake's (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) full name is revealed to be 'Robin John Blake.' He is given coordinates to the waterfall entrance to the Batcave by an unknown source, and the film ends with him discovering Batman's armory and becomes heir to the cape and cowl.

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