I had to watch The Dark Knight Rises thrice to get the whole meaning of how everything adds up, but it still doesn't make sense to me how Catwoman knew where Bane was. Was Selina working with Bane, being threatened by him, or what was the reason that the entire city doesn't know where Bane is, but she magically does?

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    What particular scene are you referring to?
    – Walt
    Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 10:55
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    if you are talking about the scene where she guides Batman to Bane through sewers - from the end of the trip, where she apologises to Batman, it always appeared to me that she was working with Bane to lure Bats in a trap
    – diGriz
    Commented Mar 30, 2016 at 10:57
  • Catwoman leads Batman to Bane twice (before and after Gotham City's attack), you should explain what scene you're referring to. Commented Aug 3, 2016 at 14:58

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Selina knows because it's a trap, she is in league with Bane at this point.
From the script:

Batman picks off more and more Mercenaries. Screams echo...

Batman follows Catwoman through the dark tunnel.

CATWOMAN - Just a little further.

A grate slams down, separating them - the lights come on. He is deep inside.


Mercenaries look down on him from above. Catwoman turns.

CATWOMAN - I had to find a way to stop them trying to kill me.

BATMAN You’ve made a serious mistake.


The film's official novelisation makes the series of events a little clearer. Selina was in league with Bane and lured Batman to his lair.

A heavy steel grate slammed down between them, like a portcullis in a medieval fortress. Bright halogen lights flared overhead, exposing a lair hidden deep within the sewers. A small army of mercenaries glared down from various elevated gantries and platforms. The catwalk led between twin waterfalls that poured into a foaming channel one level below. There was some kind of headquarters located beyond the waterfalls—much like in the Batcave.
“Sorry,” Catwoman said from the other side of the grate. “I had to find a way to stop them trying to kill me.”
Batman realized then that she had deliberately lured him into a trap. He was disappointed by her betrayal.
“You’ve made a serious mistake,” he growled.

  • But why did Batman ask Selina where Bane is? Why does Batman assume that she knows where Bane is. I haven't found an explanation for this.
    – Patric
    Commented Sep 17, 2020 at 9:34

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