‘Knight’ patrols

'Dark Knight' world preems in Gotham

Batman returned to Gotham Monday night for the world premiere of Warner Bros.’ “The Dark Knight Rises.”

The crew shut down parts of Broadway for the carpet as crowds gathered round to catch a glimpse of celebs entering AMC Loews Lincoln Square.

Afterward, guests were escorted to the New York Public Library for bubbly and food set to an orchestra.

“I’m just delighted that this movie has such a great ending. And that the trilogy has such a great ending,” said Joseph Gordon-Levitt. “A lot of movies get made and they call it a trilogy, but it’s not really a trilogy. It’s just a movie with two sequels.”

Regarding that ending, composer Hans Zimmer said, “You didn’t expect that, did you? And we were so good about not telling anybody. And I’m so well trained, I still can’t tell you what the last hour of the movie is.”

While Zimmer’s new favorite toy is the Batman smartphone app, Gordon-Levitt’s favorite is the aircraft called simply “the Bat.”

“In almost any other action movie these days, that would be entirely a cartoon, or you know as they call it CGI, but a cartoon ultimately,” he said. “They built that fucking thing, and we got to watch it fly over our heads.”

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