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Michael Caine Says, Yes, Alfred Really Did See Bruce Wayne & Selina Kyle At The End Of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Michael Caine Says, Yes, Alfred Really Did See Bruce Wayne & Selina Kyle At The End Of 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Perhaps the open ending of “Inception” is to blame, but for whatever reason, a segment of audiences seemed to be baffled by the conclusion of this summer’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” At least one blogger surmised that Bruce Wayne was actually dead at the end of the film, and when Alfred looks up in an Italian cafe and sees him along with Selina Kyle, leading a new, quiet and happy life, it’s his imagination (or something). But just like he did for “Inception,” Caine has put all conjecture to rest about what those final moments really mean.

“They were there,” Caine told Hero Complex. “They were real. There was no imagination. They were real and he was with Anne, the cat lady, and I was happy ever after for him as I told him during the picture.” Done and done. That will hopefully put this issue to rest, though we’re not quite sure how there could be confusoin as anything else wouldn’t really make much narrative or thematic sense.

And what’s next for Alfred? Well, “Justice League” is around the corner and a new Batman will be suiting up, and Caine is ready to go if asked. “I said to Chris, ‘If they do it again and they ask me to be the Butler, I’m going to do it,’” the actor shared. “He said, ‘I want 10%.’ ”

“The Dark Knight Rises” is now available on home video.

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Only a turd would turn The Dark Knight Rises was a turd of a movie. It was better than the illogical garbage The Dark Knight

Reese Evans

I would be more inclined to take the opinion of the co-writer Jonathan Nolan (who refuses to answer the question 'Was Alfred imagining it') than the actor who played Alfred. The ending is written to be ambiguous and open to interpretation by design.


Didn't see anything ambiguous in that scene at all, more's the pity, it just felt so twee and banal, and added to my dissatisfaction with the film as a whole, a little more ambiguity would have helped.


You know what makes no sense? The fact that he is in an airplane with 5 seconds to go with a 6 mile radius bomb and he just makes it out. Remember Caine's line to let the "truth have its stay" in the movie? Well Bruce is lying by saying he died and moves away, so that goes completely against the theme of the film. there is NO REAL explanation as to how he "survived", just that he did and had an auto pilot. OK cool, but that doesn't explain escaping a 6 mile bomb in less than 5 seconds.


was that ever in doubt? never heard that ending scene brought up before by anyone. bit unambiguous that scene.


The ending to Inception isn't to blame. The part of the movie where Batman is seen heading out to sea 5 seconds before a nuclear bomb is detonated is. We've been over this people.


who cares? it's a cherry on a turd of a movie.


LOL 10%! F'n Nolan!


He called her "the cat lady." I love Michael Caine.

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