Though two years have passed since its release, people are still analysing and debating Christoper Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” and the way it gave the character of Bruce Wayne something he’s never really had before – closure.
One of the wilder theories though suggests that the film’s coda – in which Alfred sees Bruce happy with Selena Kyle in a cafe – is actually a dream or wishful thinking on his part, and Bruce died in the explosion off the coast.
Doing a press conference in regards to “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” Christian Bale was asked about that possibility and here’s his response to the question about that scene (via EW).
“He [Alfred] was just content with [Bruce] being alive, and left because that was always the life that we wanted for him. I find it very interesting, and I think with most films I tend to always say it’s what the audience thinks it is. My personal opinion is no, it was not a dream. That was for real, and he [Bruce] was just delighted that finally he had freed himself from the privilege, but ultimately the burden, of being Bruce Wayne.”