There is a section of fans that suspect that Bruce Wayne actually died at the end of The Dark Knight Rises. What immediately comes to mind is, what about the scene where Bruce is seen enjoying a coffee with Selina Kyle? Well, they call it Alfred’s fantasy which is born out of guilt that he walked out on his master Bruce when he needed him the most.
These lines said by Alfred in the move might help put things in perspective
“Every year, I took a holiday. I went to Florence, there’s this cafe, on the banks of the Arno. Every fine evening, I’d sit there and order a Fernet Branca. I had this fantasy, that I would look across the tables and I’d see you there… You wouldn’t say anything to me, nor me to you. But we’d both know that you’d made it, that you were happy.”
Could it be possible? Christopher Nolan’s films are anything but straightforward. So we cannot totally dismiss the probability of it being true.
Let’s examine the facts, shall we?
We saw “The Bat” explode over the ocean and it was an Atomic Bomb if you will. There is hardly any chance of a human surviving an explosion of those proportions. Even if he does, he’d at least undergo a mutation from all the radiations.
There is absolutely no scene where it was indicated that Batman might have had a chance to dodge the blast.
But what about Alfred? Is he really hallucinating?
After all the love he had for the master and the fact that he was not there to support him in his tough days would obviously lead us to believe that Alfred is hurt and broken beyond measure and only projects that image of a happy Bruce to put his misery to rest.
What do you guys thin? Do let us know in the comments.