Originally Posted by BlueLightning
At the beginning of Rises, Bruce has some kind of a deathwish. On that moment, he still has the chance to die like he wanted. But during the film, he changes his perspective on his life, and decides to save himself.
But this was towards the end after the battle with Bane. Didn't Bruce find his "will to live" down in the prison? I'm thinking it was just another way to make the audience think Batman would die, I can't think of any logical reason why he would've told Selena that there was no autopilot in that particular moment