Gotham Pays Tribute to The Dark Knight Rises in Season Finale Trailer


Death and destruction are coming to Gotham. Fox has just released the trailer for the Season 4 finale of its Batman origin series, making it clear that the episode is not called "No Man's Land" for nothing.

In the trailer, we can see that Jeremiah Valeska's attack on Gotham will leave the city in flames. The madman is in possession of devastating bombs, and he plans on using them all to rebuild the city from the ground up. Skyscrapers are pulverized, pandemonium takes over the streets and yes, bridges fall to the water.

The trailer briefly shows a few shots of the bridges that lead in and out of Gotham City get blown to bits, in what is clearly a tribute to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. The director's final Batman film saw Bane and his acolytes blow every bridge of the city, much in the same way seen in the trailer.

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The homage is fitting, considering that in The Dark Knight Rises, Nolan adapted part of the "No Man's Land" storyline from the Batman comics -- a storyline that saw a catastrophic earthquake separate Gotham from the mainland, effectively turning the city into some kind of war zone.

Much like Nolan's film, Gotham will partially adapt the storyline, with a villain responsible for the destruction rather than a natural disaster.

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The season finale of Gotham airs this Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox. The series stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Cameron Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.

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