POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERTS LIE WITHIN – IF YOU DON’T WANT TO READ THEM, JUST SCROLL DOWN TO THE TV SPOTS
We’ve run stories recently about how toy lines have been spoiler-ific for movies these days. The Lizard from Amazing Spider-man was revealed as a Pez dispenser, the Avengers aliens were first seen in Lego sets. So there’s a theme here. And is The Dark Knight Rises the latest in the line?
iO9 have run the picture above and are pondering if it’s – accidentally – full of spoilers as it has figures that are rather… mysterious.
Starting off with the main figures we know: L-R is Bane, Catwoman and Batman. However, the mystery kicks off right after Batman.
Who is that Batman with the full-face mask – the one very similar to Terry McGuinness from the Batman Beyond/Of The Future animated series? Could this be a different Batman – IE not Bruce Wayne? We’ve heard rumours for a while that Joeseph Gordon Levitts many be Azrael in the movie. Now, if this is true and we know that in the comics Azrael takes over as Batman when Bane beats Bruce Wayne, then this would make sense.
Now, next is the figure at the back. Is this Bruce Wayne? If so, why is he dressed in a League of Shadows outfit? Does he go back to the League to train to beat Bane? Unlikely as rumours are Bane is controlled by the League. Is it the young Ra’s Al Ghul? Is it Levitts? Does he train with the League to take over as Batman?
Hard to tell, but here’s what we think. We reckon when Bruce returns as Batman he needs a new suit – we see him in the TV spot below asking Lucius Fox for help and we think this new suit may be what he wears to bring down Bane. As for the Bruce in League outfit? Hard to tell here too, and impossible to guess, but remember this could be a simple repaint of a figure from Batman Begins – it is a toy after all.
All that said, it’s fun to speculate, isn’t it? It’s all part of being a fanboy!
Now, shhhhhhhhhhh… enjoy the two great TV spots.