Earlier this week, outspoken Republican radio host Rush Limbaugh came up with the ridiculous notion that The Dark Knight Rises and Nolan's choice to include Bane as the villain was a giant conspiracy designed to influence voters to vote against Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
How did he come to this conclusion? Because Bane has the same name as Romney's Bain Capital. Oh you didn't know that? Neither did I until the Limbaugh brought it to my attention. Limbaugh came to the idea that Obama and the Democrats are going to bring up Bain Capital and the "brain-dead" American public is going to think of the Bane in the Batman films. Wild, right?
Personally, I never would've made the connection unless Limbaugh pointed it out to me. The idea, to me, is so far out there that I don't even know how to comment on it. Luckily, people care more about what The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan has to say about it.
While attending Wednesday's London premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, Nolan described Rush Limbaugh's comments as "peculiar".
"I'm not sure how to address something that bizarre, to be honest," Nolan said. "I really don't have an answer for it, it's a very peculiar comment to make."
Actor Morgan Freeman, who plays Lucius Fox in the film, also weighed in on Limbaugh's strange analysis of the film, calling his claims "ridiculous".
"Chris wrote a fictional story that didn't have any political thoughts in mind, so it's like art or something you know, it's all in the mind of the beholder," Freeman said.
At the same event, Nolan responded to the controversy surrounding fans' attacks on the negative reviews of The Dark Knight Rises from a few writers on Rotten Tomatoes. Nolan referred to them as people who are 'very passionate' about the Batman franchise.