Didn't see a thread like this anywhere, I'll start with "How The Dark Knight Rises Should Have Ended": [YT]fLyoog562x4[/YT] And "If Dark Knight Rises Was 10 Times Shorter and More Honest" from Cracked.com (which isn't a safe for Hype site, so I won't post any links to it). Lengthy, but I thought it was hilarious... Spoiler FADE IN: EXT. AIRPLANE After DC COMICS reminds everyone of their ****** new logo, HANS ZIMMER plucks a couple strings until HOODED TOM HARDY and nuclear scientist ALON ABOUTBOUL are taken on board CIA AGENT AIDAN GILLEN'S PLANE. AIDAN GILLEN We were only expecting the scientist, who the **** are you? TOM HARDY (in 5.1 surround) Remember how the lasht villain was introduced in a full-head mashk, only revealing hish true face ash he pulled off an overly elaborate plan that involved shacrifiching hish own underlingsh? (removes hood) WE'RE DOING IT AGAIN, WITH NO SHURVIVORSH! Some of TOM'S GOONS enter the plane from another plane and start killing EVERYONE. ALON ABOUTBOUL Are you trying to make this look like a plane crash? Do you really expect people to believe this plane's wings broke off and then it flew for about 100 more miles before crashing? TOM HARDY (Mickey Mouse voice) OF COURSH! TOM turns the plane into a puddle of MEAT AND ALUMINUM, absconds with ALON and dangles from a ROPE for a few hundred miles. INT. BALE MANOR GOTHAM'S ELITE are gathered listening to SPEECHES. GARY OLDMAN I had a speech prepared to talk about Aaron Eckhart, but then I realized it would be the film's third podium speech in less than nine minutes. (tucking speech into pocket) I refuse to read this speech right now. Christopher Nolan is just going to have to figure out some other way of delivering eight years of exposition. ANNE HATHAWAY walks around, handing out hors d'oeuvres purrrfectly. MICHAEL CAINE Anne, I need you to deliva a meal to Master Bale. Though I could just do it myself, I'm goin' to give you strict instructions instead. Here's a key that I almost certainly shouldn't be givin' a stranger in a house wit' a secret superhero lair underneath it. ANNE HATHAWAY Thanks, I'll do what I can to appease Mr. Bale, who I understand has been a reclusive cripple for the last eight years. You like how I worked that in? That's how you do exposition, *****es! ANNE instantly doesn't follow her instructions and instead steals PEARLS from a SAFE. CHRISTIAN BALE (limping with a cane) I can't let you take those tracking devices, er, pearls. ANNE HATHAWAY Oh? Let me guess, the whole hobbling around on a cane thing is just part of your act and you're about to show everyone you're still a badass? ANNE knocks the cane out of BALE'S hand and he falls over, wheezing and groaning pathetically. ANNE HATHAWAY Oh. Wow, this is going to be a long three hours. Meanwhile ... INT. SEWERS COMMISSIONER GARY OLDMAN follows some criminals into the sewers. He is then ATTACKED and brought before TOM HARDY. HENCHMAN Tom, we caught Commissioner Oldman! All he was carrying was a speech about Aaron Eckhart that he almost read in the last scene, but didn't. GARY OLDMAN I carry that everywhere! Who knows when you'll be invited to speak and you want to bring your own web of lies crashing down around you? TOM HARDY Commisshioner Oldman! I know you're in a shewer and I take fashion adviche from the Shredder, but resht assured no turtlesh will reshcue you. GARY OLDMAN What are you doing down here? What insidious design do you have for Gotham? And why are you wearing a goatse mask? TOM HARDY Goatshe? What? My mashk doesn't look ... oh my God, you're right, and now I can't shee anything elshe. While TOM is distracted, GARY goes completely limp, which SAVES HIM. TOM HARDY Find out where the shewer water ish carrying him! HENCHMAN Though I have detailed schematics of the city and the sewer, I am unable to do that! In fact, nobody possibly could! In the very next shot, JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT finds GARY OLDMAN effortlessly and takes him to the hospital. GARY OLDMAN Thank you, Joseph. You're a good cop, in fact I'm going to promote you to, oh let's see, what's less than Commissioner? Detective? You're that now. JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT It's an honor. I'll go research who Tom Hardy is, since you learned his name despite nobody using it around you. JOSEPH heads to BALE MANOR, walking by MATTHEW MODINE, who SUCKS. INT. BALE MANOR JOSEPH meets CHRISTIAN BALE, still hobbling around. JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT Look, I know it's been eight years, but Batman needs to return. CHRISTIAN BALE Wait, what? How do you know I'm Batman? JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT I met you a long time ago, and I could tell by the look in your eyes that you missed your dead parents. So I deduced that you dress like a bat and beat up criminals. CHRISTIAN BALE Damn, I knew I should have worn a pair of glasses. I'll do it, but you're missing the point of Batman. He could be ... anyone. (looks directly at Joseph) ANYONE. JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT I'm glad you're coming back. I know everyone blames you for Eckhart's death, but I know better, because Batman never kills! CHRISTIAN BALE Actually, I did kill Aaron Eckhart. People keep acting like I falsely took the blame for that, but it was the murder of cops that I took the blame for. I straight-up shoved Eckhart off a building and he fell to his death. JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT Yeah well, when he got half of his face blown off by he-who-must-not-be-named, that's when he TRULY died. Inside. CHRISTIAN BALE Yeah, I'm sure that would hold up in court. "Your honor, he was sad first." CHRISTIAN BALE learns how to be BAT-BALE again, with the aid of a BAT-LEGBRACE for his leg and a BAT-LEGBRACE for his shoulder. CHRISTIAN BALE This legbrace gives me a super-powerful kick that I will never use at all, I'm not sure why we're even showing any of this! MORGAN FREEMAN I also have a flying vehicle if you want, but it's NOT A BATWING, OK? Have I been in the movie long enough to justify giving you new toys? Yeah? Great. (vanishes) MICHAEL CAINE Master Bale, I burned Maggie Holmes' letter to you because I thought it would stop you from bein' Batman, but now I truly see that tellin' you about da note is what will stop you from bein' Batman. CHRISTIAN BALE The knowledge of this note only makes me want to be Batman even more! MICHAEL CAINE Sir, when you were gone, I took a trip to Florence every year, and I went to a cafe and looked around, hopin' to see you retired from dis franchise. There's not many people who know dat! CHRISTIAN BALE Michael, I must- wait, you took a vacation to Italy every single year? Exactly how much of my inheritance did you blow doing this? MICHAEL CAINE Would it help if I told you a long-winded moralistic story from my time doing God-knows-what before I became a butler? Spoiler alert, I get to say the word "tangerine." CHRISTIAN BALE You're fired. But if the doorbell rings, I still expect you to answer it. INT. WALL ST. TOM HARDY and his GOONS break into WALL ST., which apparently GOTHAM has. TOM HARDY Transhfer all of thish money to a thing. It will take eight minutesh, which I mention only to create a continuity problem when we tran****ion from day to night in that shpan of time. Some MONEY is transferred, but that doesn't matter, what matters is that they escape on MOTORCYCLES! And CHRISTIAN BALE has one of those! Forty-five minutes in, CHRISTIAN BALE in his RUBBER SUIT emerges! BAT-BALE Look everyone, it's everyone's favorite masked crimefighter who broods about his dead parents and refuses to use guns! BAT-BALE immediately uses a GUN made of LIGHT BULBS. This stops the SECONDARY CRIMINALS, but not TOM HARDY, professional BADASS. HENCHMAN You're too late! The progress bar is already full, so whatever that means happened! Maybe we'll find out later, long after the tension of this scene has disappeared! MATTHEW MODINE (sucks) The entire GOTHAM POLICE FORCE chases BAT-BALE, who hops back onto his BALE-POD and speeds away. POLICE CARS converge on BAT-BALE, but luckily they do so on the exact street where he parked his BRAND NEW FLYING REJECT FROM TRANSFORMERS, so he flies away. Also GOTHAM has no police helicopters. EXT. ROOFTOP ANNE HATHAWAY confronts a guy who looks suspiciously similar to FRANK GORSHIN, but is NOT THE RIDDLER. She is then cornered by a bunch of THUGS. ANNE HATHAWAY Uh oh, I'm trapped. I sure hope Batman comes out of retirement exactly tonight and decides to come exactly here. BAT-BALE Grrgrll farggle raar! ANNE HATHAWAY Holy ****, you kept the ****ing voice? Does Christopher Nolan just not have Internet access or something? Has nobody EVER done the "Bale-voice" in front of him? BAT-BALE I'm here to help you, remorseless criminal! I smashed a guy's face in for being a vigilante superhero in the last movie, but I'm going to go easy on you for some reason. A boob-related reason. ANNE HATHAWAY No thanks, I can take care of myself. I'm obviously a master thief, which you can tell because I paste other people's fingertips over my own to avoid leaving a trace but don't even so much as pull my long brown hair into a ponytail. BAT-BALE Plus your skintight outfit is made from the same basketball as the new Spider-Man's, so I know you're legit! The two of them fight side-by-side just long enough for COMIC NERDS to cream their pants but not long enough for REGULAR PEOPLE to realize how stupid what they're watching is. BAT-BALE You stole Christian Bale's fingerprints. I'm really, really concerned about him, which should not arouse any suspicion at all. ANNE HATHAWAY Christian Bale? The guy who went into seclusion the day you disappeared? And who made an appearance the morning you came out of retirement? BAT-BALE Uh ... yeah. You're not piecing things together, are you? ANNE HATHAWAY Miraculously, I am not. I wanted the fingerprints because a guy on Bale's board of directors said if I got them, he'd clear my criminal record. BAT-BALE Again, completely out of character for me, I will clear your criminal record if you help me locate Tom Hardy. ANNE HATHAWAY Not going to use some kind of technology? Bat-sonar? Heatmap? Nothing? We're just going to force this relationship because we had a thing in the comics? Fine, I'll lead you to him. Meet me tomorrow night. INT. BALE MANOR CHRISTIAN BALE returns to BALE MANOR only to discover that his FINGERPRINTS were used to take all of his MONEY during the STOCK MARKET HEIST, and apparently trading wasn't frozen in light of armed criminals sacking the place. CHRISTIAN BALE Poverty, Batman's one true weakness! Just when you thought the stakes couldn't get any higher! MARION COTILLARD Christian, I know you and I are in some kind of awkwardly established business relationship, but I think you and I should sleep together. CHRISTIAN BALE Well, I'm still not over Maggie Holmes. But on the other hand, sex. They do the BATDANCE. Suddenly the ELECTRICITY is turned off. CHRISTIAN BALE Oh come on, I went broke like two hours ago! I couldn't have even gotten a bill yet! INT. SEWER CHRISTIAN BALE sneaks out of his mansion and meets ANNE HATHAWAY in the sewer. BAT-BALE Alright, I just finished having sex, but all I could do was think about Tom Hardy the whole time. Wait, that came out wrong. ANNE HATHAWAY OK, I'll take you to him. But be aware, I'm a female in a Christopher Nolan movie, which means I represent either innocent naivete or selfish betrayal. They PUNCH their way through the SEWER and eventually find TOM HARDY. But it was a TRAP, TOM HARDY expected it! BAT-BALE Selfish betrayal, damn! TOM HARDY That'sh right, Batman! Or should I shay ... CHRISHTIAN BALE! ANNE HATHAWAY Whaaaaaaaaaaatttt?!?! OK, mind ****ing blown right now, guys. TOM HARDY At lasht, Liam Neeshon's plan will come to fruition! Even though Gotham ish basically fixed now, I will complete the plan to deshtroy it! ANNE HATHAWAY So the plot of the first movie, but less coherent this time? TOM HARDY OF COURSH! But firsht, I musht break the Bale! BAT-BALE So it comes to this, the epic match between two graduates of the world's most lethal ninja organization. Truly this battle will be a showcase of precision fighting techniques and tactical skills. (swings wildly and grunts) Grrggllrrr frrrraar! TOM HARDY Why are you shtill doing the voice? Literally everyone in thish room knowsh who you are now. BAT-BALE Earlier, I did it while alone. I don't see why I should stop just because it annoys a guy wearing an athletic cup on his face. TOM punches, strikes, pokes, smashes, hits, kicks, slams, pounds, uppercuts, assaults, throws, drills, smacks and eventually BREAKS BALE. EXT. GOTHAM CITY TOM HARDY proceeds to destroy all of GOTHAM'S BRIDGES and traps the entire police force underground, providing them only with FOOD, WATER and RAZORS APPARENTLY. TOM HARDY People of Gotham, it ish time to rishe up againsht the 1 percent! Redishtribute the wealth! Occupy Kane Shtreet! Anarchy, muwa-ha-ha! (pause) Alsho there may or may not be a nuclear bomb that I will ushe to murder you all, thanksh to Alon Aboutboul. The guy from the plane, remember? He'sh dead now, by the way. Instantly GOTHAM'S CITIZENS turn into brutal rioting malcontents, attacking the rich and looting homes. JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT takes GARY OLDMAN from the HOSPITAL and keeps him in hiding. JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT Wow, look at how this city has turned. I guess Occupy Wall Street is just a bunch of idiots who are paving the way for terrorists to destroy the country. GARY OLDMAN Damn, I thought the pro-fascism sentiment in the last movie was overt, this one may as well just have someone read from Frank Miller's blog. JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT Wait, that might happen, Tom is on TV about to read something. Just to be clear, we're about to watch a guy whose lips don't move read from a piece of paper. TOM HARDY (O.S.) Gotham! I have here a shpeech that Gary Oldman bothered writing down for shome reashon! It saysh Aaron Eckhart wash actually a bad guy, and Gary covered it up! GOTHAM'S CITIZENS We have no reason not to believe you! Death to Oldman! JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT Gary, is this true? Because if it is, it means that pretty much every decision a protagonist made in the last film was the wrong one. For shame. GARY OLDMAN (annoyed) Hold on, is the best actor in this ****ing movie really spending 80 percent of it in a hospital bed and then getting reamed by the kid from 3rd Rock? JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT Oh my God, look at the TV! Hardy has released all of Gotham's prisoners except for you-know-who! I dare not speak his name, but he's a smoker and a midnight toker getting his lovin' on the run, if you catch my drift. MATTHEW MODINE (****ing sucks) GOTHAM completely falls apart, so much so that it starts to look almost exactly like NEW YORK from a distance and PITTSBURGH up close. INT. PRISON - PAKISTAN CHRISTIAN BALE wakes up in a PRISON. CHRISTIAN BALE Where am I? Please don't tell me this is another Terminator movie. PRISONER You're in Tom Hardy's prison. He left you here with a television, a doctor and a completely unguarded escape route. CHRISTIAN BALE That bastard! Would you mind punching my spine back into place? Because that's how spines work. PRISONER Sure, I'll just dangle you from a rope and when your feet touch the floor, you can walk again. At least that's what I learned pre-med at Ohio University. CHRISTIAN BALE Thanks! I'll forgo using my comic book counterpart's genius intellect and advanced technology to recover and instead just do some sit-ups and push-ups for a few weeks. PRISONER Yes, you must learn to be Batman once again! Just like in the first movie. And the first half of this movie. CHRISTIAN BALE climbs out of the prison as soon as he learns the other prisoners keep chanting the FILM TITLE at him.