The Dark Knight Rises is still considered by many to be one of the rare endings to a trilogy that felt satisfying enough. And we all remember that beautiful, dark and broody statue that appeared at the end of the film. After Batman took the bomb out over the ocean in order to save Gotham, a statue was erected in his honor for sacrificing himself for the city.
Artist Bryn Court, whose work includes sculptors that appeared in the Harry Potter films, was hired to produce the piece we see at the end of Christopher Nolan’s film. New images have been released giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the larger-than-life statue. In the pictures, you can see the statue’s details. In a couple of photos, Court is seen standing next to both the smaller version and the final full-size piece. The difference in height and breadth of the two separate pieces clearly depict the monumental scope of the final product.
In the sculpture, Batman is standing stoically, his cape draped down to cover both sides of his body. On the left side, his hand is peeking out of the cape, gripping it with his fingers curled inwards.
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