Major Continuity Error in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Sees Batman Unveil Really High Pitched Voice

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Having lined up for four hours to watch the latest installment of the Batman saga Thursday, fans of the series were left stunned as a major continuity flaw saw Christian Bale introduce a significantly higher register to the Caped Crusader’s voice.

Bale, who usually effects a rough, husky tone during moments of heated dialogue, is believed to have raised his pitch by almost three octaves in an effort to give The Dark Knight Rises what was naively intended as “something a little different.”

“There was a great amount of character development during shoots,” said the 38-year-old actor, in an apparent effort to justify the extreme vocal transition. “Christopher (Nolan) and I were able flesh out some deeper elements of the character, to bring out a softer side, a more boyish side.”

“Not to give anything away, but there’s this one really awesome scene where I’m fighting Bane and all of a sudden the music stops, I hold the guy up to my face and squeal: “it’s over, big boy!”

“The fans are going to love it,” he continued.

Meanwhile, Bale’s bizarre performance throughout The Dark Knight Rises has caused fans to reappraise the entire saga, with many calling for a prequel movie in which Batman reveals a growing obsession with helium.

“It would make me feel a little bit better about this movie,” said lifelong Batman fanatic Mark Freeman. “Because it f*cking sucked.”

Author: Laurence Brown

Laurence Brown is an award-winning comedic journalist based in Indianapolis, Indiana, who has edited several satirical news papers since 1999. Hailing from the United Kingdom, he has also written plays and short stories. He has a bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing from Lancaster University. This article was originally published by The Indy Tribune.

3 thoughts on “Major Continuity Error in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Sees Batman Unveil Really High Pitched Voice

  1. I can imagine it too. Too funny! I hope the author reads this. If you do, you have to say something in the comments!

  2. It’s a pretty hysterical image to have in your head, him talking all mousy-like. It would make about as much sense too.

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