The Ending Of The Dark Knight Trilogy Explained


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Christopher Nolan's epic Batman series ended on a somewhat confusing note. Batman was essentially dead, Bruce Wayne retired in Italy, and all the villains met a slow, dramatic end. But every resolution seemed to bring yet another cliffhanger. So what exactly happened with the finale of The Dark Knight Rises? Here's an explanation of what really went down in the ending of Nolan's Batman series, and what it meant - and still could mean - for the future…
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Blast survivor | 0:26
The light knight rises | 1:41
Room for a sequel? | 2:30
Setting a tone | 3:47
The standalone series | 4:37
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  • Looper
    Looper3 tahun yang lalu

    What other movie endings would you like to see explained?

  • SHIRIA Talukder

    SHIRIA Talukder

    6 bulan yang lalu


  • Jess Hall

    Jess Hall

    6 bulan yang lalu

    Reservoir dogs!

  • Nisar Ali

    Nisar Ali

    6 bulan yang lalu

    Just want another part of hitman 2007 .and Jason Bourne

  • Ahmed Barak

    Ahmed Barak

    7 bulan yang lalu

    Edge of tomorrow!

  • Ani764


    8 bulan yang lalu


  • wasim abbas
    wasim abbas3 jam yang lalu


  • Definition of Insanity
    Definition of Insanity2 hari yang lalu

    Rise Of The Robin. Then 2 more sequels filmed at the same time. We already know this franchise has marketability, will be profitable and this will save allot of money. Written and directed by either Christopher Nolan or JJ Abrams. Staring Jason Gordon Levitt. That’s what I want to see.🤞

  • badman
    badman9 hari yang lalu

    I am Badman!!!

  • TK_GhOsted_ YT
    TK_GhOsted_ YT19 hari yang lalu

    Im still wondering

  • Westin Huggler
    Westin Huggler23 hari yang lalu

    They better make a sequel with Robin I want a new Mr. freeze, Clay face or the Mad Hatter.

  • huskin corn
    huskin corn24 hari yang lalu

    Dark knight rises was great but the dark knight was way way better

  • guncena234
    guncena23427 hari yang lalu

    the best thing about this trilogy was that it wasn't inly a superhero movie it was something completly different

  • CekMate S
    CekMate SBulan Yang lalu

    Summary: 1. Batman escaped the bomb via autopilot 2. Cat woman used the id software to change her past Identity and Bruce Wayne’s. The couple pawned Martha Wayne’s pearls to live off on. 3. With Dagget industries owner John Dagget dead + Bruce Wayne broke and missing presumed dead, Louise Fox takes over both industries as senior chair person. Perhaps Gotham’s most powerful man in charge of 2 corporations. 4. Wayne’s remaining assets given to Alfred, but the mansion given to the estate to be used as orphanage. 5. Robin given the Batcave and becomes knightwing. 6. Alfred meets the former Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne for brunch in Florence Italy 7. Brunch is on Alfred since he’s a millionaire now.

  • Wilson Duan
    Wilson DuanBulan Yang lalu

    Bane died with no words

  • Anti-Zionist Goyim
    Anti-Zionist GoyimBulan Yang lalu

    Nolan should make a Nightwing trilogy with Joseph Gordon-Levitt

  • Johnny P
    Johnny PBulan Yang lalu

    christopher nolan should’ve kept making batman movies

  • Quinzel Miller Jr
    Quinzel Miller JrBulan Yang lalu

    In the movie Batman said he was gonna drive on auto pilot to catwoman and Gordon when he was hooking the bomb

  • Ranjit Kumar
    Ranjit KumarBulan Yang lalu

    Very few noticed that Alferd put back his credit card because Bruce owned that hotel

  • Sohum Mallapur

    Sohum Mallapur

    Bulan Yang lalu


  • Jesse James
    Jesse James2 bulan yang lalu

    Nolan dark night Films are the best Batman films so far and need to make another ☝️

  • sam.margo3
    sam.margo32 bulan yang lalu

    what i don’t understand is that batman says there’s no autopilot before he leaves yet at the end of the movie there’s an autopilot

  • Stablemable2
    Stablemable22 bulan yang lalu

    I think Nolan just wanted to satisfy both possibilities because both are so good. But I think he survived by ejecting from the Bat, at near suicide second.

  • Rich Scales
    Rich Scales2 bulan yang lalu

    ending explained...... "movie was tripe..... the end"

  • Emirhan Kahriman
    Emirhan Kahriman2 bulan yang lalu

    Well robin ( the cop ) is now nightwing eh?

  • pewX3
    pewX32 bulan yang lalu

    So much feels from the Nolan Trilogy - lots of hard work and thought went into all the characters in the series. Such amazing character growth all around.

    SAMURAI PG3D2 bulan yang lalu

    In the end I thought that John Blake would become Robin.

  • dev ravi
    dev ravi2 bulan yang lalu

    yeah no i loved the ambiguous ending cmon

  • Bull Shit
    Bull Shit2 bulan yang lalu

    Trilogy is the end final... basta!, because Heath Ledger is the Joker, No Joker = No Batman 🃏🃏🃏

  • Zeus Cannon
    Zeus Cannon2 bulan yang lalu

    Marvel movies really never have a story like these I never get the same feeling watching something like this from a marvel movie

  • Brandon Crow
    Brandon Crow2 bulan yang lalu

    Anybody else remember "my homies still?"

  • Besser Wisser
    Besser Wisser3 bulan yang lalu

    Raz Ghul said: the world is to small, to not find bruce wayne....but, Falcone said: 1000 kilometers.

  • Alok Kumar
    Alok Kumar3 bulan yang lalu

    MCU directors:we have highest grossing movies ever made.... Nolan:Yeah!!i wish😏!Because everyone understand ur movies/

  • irshan joolfoo
    irshan joolfoo3 bulan yang lalu

    inventing sequals again

  • Rowan Abel
    Rowan Abel3 bulan yang lalu

    Did anybody else cry when they see you Bruce’s tombstone next to his parents

  • William Wallace
    William Wallace3 bulan yang lalu

    A robin trilogy would be awesome

  • Iulian Cristian Moise
    Iulian Cristian Moise3 bulan yang lalu

    The movie should here before it gets boring. Same for Netflix's Daredevil that stopped after 3 seasons. I don't wanna see these superheroes turn into The Police Academy or Fast & Furious :))

  • Sabotage
    Sabotage3 bulan yang lalu

    How did batman survived the atom bom explosion

  • Ashok Upadhyay
    Ashok Upadhyay4 bulan yang lalu

    This movie is the reason I can proudly say I'm DC fan

  • Daniel Meraz
    Daniel Meraz4 bulan yang lalu

    People who think Christian Bale is one of, if not the greatest Batman

  • C h l o é R o s e
    C h l o é R o s e4 bulan yang lalu

    I’m still waiting for Robin 😤😤😤😤😤

  • Batfleck
    Batfleck4 bulan yang lalu

    I just want one more movie just one man come on No one will ever top this series we don’t care about ratings and storylines,it’s not about the money it’s about sending a message:) come on Nolan one more..,

  • dark shadow
    dark shadow4 bulan yang lalu

    You guys didn't get it yet...its nolan...the dark knight...he gives us hope...and ask us to be better humans...look at his films...interstellar, dark knight trilogy, inception...they all carry a msg...and that msg is for that we can improve ourselves and be better humans...

  • El Guapo
    El Guapo4 bulan yang lalu

    I thought this movie was amazing. Although one scene I thought would be even better is going to Arkham Asylum and hearing the jokers laugh, not seeing him but just hearing a laugh after the world finds out about the truth of Harvey Dent.

  • Latviešu Ragana
    Latviešu Ragana5 bulan yang lalu

    Heath Ledger and Christian Bale are the best actors for their roles, no one can replace him

  • Owen Svanda
    Owen Svanda5 bulan yang lalu

    I think they should make a Robin movie orgin

  • Suo
    Suo5 bulan yang lalu

    They shouldve never rebooted it

  • juan Camilo Mera
    juan Camilo Mera5 bulan yang lalu

    The bright/Light knight of Gotham is actually Harvey Dent, that was his alias in the last movie

  • DSkehan2004
    DSkehan20045 bulan yang lalu

    The story in the dark Knight rises takes place somewhere in 2016 and winter season 2017

  • Momo
    Momo5 bulan yang lalu

    He shouldn’t be Batman, it should go right into Nightwing

  • Noah Banks
    Noah Banks5 bulan yang lalu

    I would never want another movie from the Dark Knight universe

    N3D.studio5 bulan yang lalu

    Batman & Robin was the best film.

  • Tanush Hemnani
    Tanush Hemnani5 bulan yang lalu

    Joker vs ra s al ghul I think ra s al ghul because he is ninja

  • Leonard Dement
    Leonard Dement5 bulan yang lalu

    Robin doesn't become Batman. Nolan discredited it.

  • Prime A. Ibañez
    Prime A. Ibañez6 bulan yang lalu

    When you realize that Batman is a symbol while Joker is a concept.

  • Dennis Jassmann
    Dennis Jassmann6 bulan yang lalu

    i first saw TDKR at 10yrs old even then thought it was obvious that its an illusion.

  • Paritosh Chandra
    Paritosh Chandra6 bulan yang lalu

    You see nolan just gave a descent ending he explains each and every thing for the future of Gotham

  • Project Nerdvana
    Project Nerdvana6 bulan yang lalu

    It's 2020 and what a Shame it never finished or started the other trilogy with Robin or nightwing. Damn.

  • Mr. M

    Mr. M

    3 bulan yang lalu

    John Blake is not Nightwing. He doesn't even have the same origin as Nightwing or any of the other Robins.

    KJ DIZZLE6 bulan yang lalu

    ew batfleck

  • VKxVengeance
    VKxVengeance6 bulan yang lalu

    I wouldnt want anyone apart from nolan directing another sequel

  • Venom
    Venom6 bulan yang lalu

    I retired, because IM BATMAN

  • Nisar Ali
    Nisar Ali6 bulan yang lalu

    Any news about Jason Bourne another part ?

  • Autoparts17
    Autoparts177 bulan yang lalu

    They better not make a sequel

  • Green ice
    Green ice7 bulan yang lalu

    Christian Bale is the real Batman why they haven’t made another movie is beyond my understanding they should be another success I hope that Christian Bale steps up to the plate to become Batman once again that we all would like to see

  • Lorcan Angelo Sumabong
    Lorcan Angelo Sumabong7 bulan yang lalu

    Never knew Venom played Bane

  • dead shot
    dead shot7 bulan yang lalu

    Does this lead to Batman vs Superman because Robin was killed by joker not saying that this trilogy can be how Zack Snyder’s firms Batman vs Superman

  • Mr Awsome
    Mr Awsome7 bulan yang lalu

    Can some one please explain to me, does luices fox own wayne Enterprise is after the ending?

  • steven frederick
    steven frederick7 bulan yang lalu

    Gordon Levit was the best Robin. I love how he was a detective.

  • Mr. M

    Mr. M

    3 bulan yang lalu

    He's not Robin. His birth name is John Robin Blake. He's not any of the sidekicks from the comics, just look up their origins and compare them to his. Absolutely zero similarities.

  • Ronnie Lewis
    Ronnie Lewis7 bulan yang lalu

    Christian Bale is the best Batman so fare no doubt but Robert patson is a very promising batman

  • Llestico
    Llestico7 bulan yang lalu

    Me in 2020 still waiting for the robin or the new batman continue from this😕😂

    DEEPAK AKKI7 bulan yang lalu

    Absolutely no offense but the entire Marvel cinematic universe can't hold a candle against Nolan's trilogy. The more I see this trilogy the more I appreciate the genius of these 3 movies. I'm a huge Iron Man fan but this trilogy is something else. Don't bash me, it's just an opinion.

  • Samuel Anthony Sie 1639090
    Samuel Anthony Sie 16390907 bulan yang lalu

    I think it would be great if they make a Robin spin-off

  • Nikunjan Chakraborty
    Nikunjan Chakraborty7 bulan yang lalu

    Christian Bale is real bat man

  • J S
    J S7 bulan yang lalu

    What if 26 years later we get a Batman Beyond type continuation and Gordon-Levitt is brought in to resurrect the mantle; acting as mentor to whomever could be cast as Terry McGinnis

  • Renu Tyagi
    Renu Tyagi7 bulan yang lalu

    My opinion says that The Dark Knight Rises is the best out of the Trilogy

  • Andrew havic2299
    Andrew havic22997 bulan yang lalu

    We need more dark Knight movies...

  • Jamie Hope
    Jamie Hope7 bulan yang lalu

    Still the best batman after all these years. Buttflecks fan boys will cry but bvs and all sucked balls. The new The Batman is the only decent looking one yet to come.

  • Joanna Marroquon
    Joanna Marroquon8 bulan yang lalu

    Chris nolans batman trilogies are the best, if anybody chooses to direct a batman 🎥 movie where he left off besides him I hope they continue where he left off cuz he left the door open but they need to make it like he did realistic cuz all the other batman movies from bak im the day were alright for when I was a kid but now its time to make the batman for adults cuz thts what he does he fights crime and tht crime fighting he does is for adults, they should have some one else make a kids version. I really hope tht chris nolan directs and continues from where he left off and i hope he brings the riddler in and if theres another one from chris nolan.

  • g thug
    g thug8 bulan yang lalu

    When this was the end they shouldn't have teasered nolan

  • Shubham Lagad
    Shubham Lagad8 bulan yang lalu

    I wish Christian Bale didn't choose to leave the role!! He is Born to be THE BATMAN.. All other movies have not made justice like this Trilogy did.. He made a standard for Batman which no one can get to!! BATMAN!! YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART!!

  • Ritagni Mukherjee
    Ritagni Mukherjee8 bulan yang lalu

    I know batman is alive at the end of the movie.....but still dnt know why i cry every time i watch the ending.....

    CIV MONSTER8 bulan yang lalu

    To anyone questioning the ending, and thinking Batman is dead - come on, those clues are too big to even be open to interpretation. First the autopilot thing is brought up many times in the film, and of course Bruce has fixed it 6 months earlier - why even mention it if not telling the audience how he survived. Then the pearl necklace missing, again obvious that he gave them to cat woman as they eloped. And finally Bruce’s final scene to let Alfred know he was ok, and to realize Alfred’s fantasy for him - he knows where he goes in Florence every year, so Bruce makes sure he is seen at that same cafe with his beau (wearing the pearls), to give Alfred the happy ending he deserves.

    CJ. RICHMANE8 bulan yang lalu

    If they do have a sequel I won’t watch if Christian is not in it I need the original Batman and Blake/robin

    JIHAN8 bulan yang lalu

    Blake looks more like Joker than Robin😀

  • Flex1cano
    Flex1cano8 bulan yang lalu

    It’s such a shame that the Nolan Batman series had to finish, they were really amazing, Christian bale will forever be the best batman👏🏽

  • Filip radivojevic217
    Filip radivojevic2178 bulan yang lalu


  • L. Sebastian V. Gonzalez
    L. Sebastian V. Gonzalez8 bulan yang lalu

    There was no cliffhanger, what are you talking about🤦🏽‍♂️😅

  • Ani764
    Ani7648 bulan yang lalu

    Who agrees that dark knight is better than endgame

  • Manith Reddy M

    Manith Reddy M

    8 bulan yang lalu

    I honestly like both of them

  • Akshat Monga
    Akshat Monga8 bulan yang lalu

    The best movie was TDKR! Best movie!

  • Tamin Ahmed
    Tamin Ahmed8 bulan yang lalu

    One of the greatest trilogies of all time with a great line up: Bale, Hardy, Ledger, Caine, Freeman, Hathaway, Eckhart, Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Levitt, Nolan

  • Zack Fair

    Zack Fair

    3 bulan yang lalu

    @Aariz Khan subtile on first sight but so obvious if you know about the twist. Love it!

  • Aariz Khan

    Aariz Khan

    3 bulan yang lalu

    @Zack Fair the prestige IS A MUST SEE my favorite plot twist

  • Zack Fair

    Zack Fair

    5 bulan yang lalu

    ... And marillon Cotillard. Basically it's almost the same cast for many of nolans Film - dark knight Trilogy, Inception, Prestige, ...

  • Pyrastruction


    5 bulan yang lalu

    Gary oldman, Maggie gylanhall

  • Tamin Ahmed

    Tamin Ahmed

    6 bulan yang lalu

    @Zack Fair 100%

  • Jonas C.
    Jonas C.8 bulan yang lalu

    Selina Kyle is sitting with Wayne. Alfred couldn't make that imagination up. What's more, Alfred shared with him his wish. So he knew where to be. Also, this is Batman we're talking about. If he dies, it will be as an old man with Ace (his dog) and McKinnis becoming Batman Beyond.

  • RangerFan 701
    RangerFan 7019 bulan yang lalu

    In my opinion, I thought that Officer Blake, due to his legal name, wouldn’t have become the new Batman but instead, would have become Robin. It just makes more sense in my mind.

  • Dan Hamar
    Dan Hamar9 bulan yang lalu

    I'm going to give the truth. The Dark Knight Rises is the best movie I have ever seen. Game Over!

  • Gaming Tk543
    Gaming Tk5439 bulan yang lalu

    George clooney was a meh with his role but with that bat credit card he probably got ivy for one night

  • Alan Endicott
    Alan Endicott9 bulan yang lalu

    I am NOT a comic book fan nor a Batman aficionado. I am simply a fan of the Dark Knight trilogy. The gritty realism and plausibility of Nolan's series is why I gave it any attention. My appetite has not been sated. I would like to see a Dark Knight IV if it has more to say about contemporary life. I watch Ledger's Joker now and think it's a prequel to 2020 America. If Nolan has more to say, and could tell it through Bale's Batman and Gordon-Levitt's Robin I'd watch it.

  • Antz3The3rd
    Antz3The3rd9 bulan yang lalu

    The only thing that can save the DC movies is if they play the Multiverse card. Like the Dark Knight trilogy is actually another universe while the Tim Burton series and Zack Snyder series are different universes that have yet to meet. Michael Keaton is said to reprise his role.

  • Creeper Knight
    Creeper Knight9 bulan yang lalu

    But I my opinion like the actor said throughout the movie batman has become a symbol and a new batman taking his place is now a legacy batman is eternal Bruce Wayne is not. The Robin taking over Will eventually die and his successor will take over and so on and so on that is what batman has become an immortal force to fight criminals and bring justice back to Gotham so ending it there is by far the best way because it shows everyone that there will always be a Batman as his legecy gets passed down to others.

  • cindy mananzala martinez
    cindy mananzala martinez9 bulan yang lalu

    Joseph Gordon Levitt would've been a great Robin/Nightwing.

  • Mr. M

    Mr. M

    3 bulan yang lalu

    His acting is kinda flat, and Nightwing is all about being badass and charismatic. Besides John Blake is not Robin or Nightwing.

  • E E
    E E9 bulan yang lalu

    I think that Joseph Gordan Levitts batsuit should have been different to bales suit, more advanced and slightly more comic accrurate

  • TheRealVish
    TheRealVish9 bulan yang lalu

    His name may be Robin but "Robin" is supposed to be Damian Wayne. So Robin could either be Nightwing (most likely) or Batman Beyond (even if Bruce Wayne is Batman in Batman Beyond)

  • Bahrain- utd
    Bahrain- utd9 bulan yang lalu

    There’s no one got ball’s to counties the trilogy

  • Jeffrey Alvin
    Jeffrey Alvin9 bulan yang lalu

    If that wasn't a dream why would Bruce lie to Alfred who's already his foster father like that? Alfred don't need such heartbreak he could die of heart attack. I still think it was alfred's hallucinations

  • r3alCapSupercap 65
    r3alCapSupercap 659 bulan yang lalu

    Don't know why they call themselves "DC Comics" wtf is a detective comics comics.?

  • Frosty Pizza Man
    Frosty Pizza Man9 bulan yang lalu

    'Superman Returns' being a sequel to Superman 2? What about Superman 3 and 4?

  • Frosty Pizza Man
    Frosty Pizza Man9 bulan yang lalu

    (0:32 to 0:36 (roughly)) - It was called 'The Bat', not the 'Batpod'.

  • Hey ThisIsNick
    Hey ThisIsNick10 bulan yang lalu

    Someone: *The perfect ending doesn't exi-* Marvel: "I Am Ironman" DC: "I Am Batmaaaan"