Will the Blu-Ray of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ have a longer director’s cut?

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After writing about Christopher Nolan and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ literally every single day for a few months, it’s weird to not be discussing the filmmaker or the flick at the moment. We’re currently in the calm before we find out if the storm will hit for the film with any precursors, but until then, there’s a pretty interesting rumor circulating throughout the web of late. It posits that despite his history, Nolan is going to have a Director’s Cut of the movie available when the Blu-Ray of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ comes out. I’m not 100% sure that I believe it, but if the rumors turn out to be true, some interesting things could be afoot. After the jump I’ll explain just what, but for now take this with a grain of salt. Still, read on for details…

If we do wind up with a Director’s Cut, it apparently will have about a half hour of extra footage that we didn’t see in theaters, with a lot focusing on Bane (mainly his origin story) and more time spent with Ra’s Al Gaul. I have no idea how much of this is accurate, but if at least part of this turns out to be true, I think it’s safe to say that this is going to be even more of a must in Blu-Ray than it already was. Stay tuned for more details as we know them…

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