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The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy compares The Joker to Bane
The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy compares The Joker to Bane

Tom Hardy has grown and grown as an actor over the past few years and is now set to appear on the big screen in his biggest role yet, as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. The previous Batman movie The Dark Knight, saw the caped crusader facing The Joker, so how does Tom feel that Bane is different.

Hardy explained to Entertainment Weekly, “The Joker didn’t care-he just wanted to see the world burn, and he was a master of chaos and destruction, unscrupulous and crazy. Bane is not that guy. There’s a very meticulous and calculated way about Bane. There is a huge orchestration of organization to his ambition.” 
 
Tom then went on to claim that The Dark Knight Rises is as much a standalone movie as it is the concluding part to the Christopher Nolan trilogy. He added, “It stands alone, yet completes a cyclical work. Think triplets instead of one child after another - The Dark Knight triplets.”
 
The Dark Knight Rises will mark the end of the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy and it is expected that the Batman franchise will once again get a reboot in a few years time. The Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway and is set to be released on July 20.
The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy discusses Bane’s voice
The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy discusses Bane’s voice

The Dark Knight Rises actor Tom Hardy, who is set to play the villain Bane in the upcoming Christopher Nolan Batman movie, has revealed how he believes that they have taken a big risk with the potential mumbling of Bane’s voice. However, Tom did admit that he believes the audience will soon be able to tune into the voice.

Hardy explained to Entertainment Weekly, “It’s a risk, because we could be laughed at - or it could be very fresh and exciting. The audience mustn’t be too concerned about the mumbly voice. As the film progresses, I think you’ll be able to tune to its setting.”
 
Concerns arose about the sound of Bane’s voice when the six minute prologue was released earlier this year. It showed scenes of Tom Hardy as Bane but due to the mask and the accent, it was rather difficult to understand what was being said.
 
The Dark Knight Rises is the third and final movie in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and it will also be the last time that we see Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader. As well as Tom Hardy as Bane, Batman will also be up against Catwoman, who is played by Anne Hathaway.
 
The Dark Knight Rises is released on July 20.
Bane co-creator Graham Nolan pleased with The Dark Knight Rises version
Bane co-creator Graham Nolan pleased with The Dark Knight Rises version

Graham Nolan is one of the men who was behind the creation of the Batman villain Bane and he has been discussing the portrayal of his creation in the new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises. Graham claims that he is happy that Christopher Nolan seems to understand the character and also admitted that he was not too concerned about any of the changes to Bane.

Nolan explained, “Absolutely. Everything I’ve read about their take on Bane tells me they “get” him. We don’t know that they won’t CGI him up when the film is released. But even if they don’t, a lot of size and menace can be conveyed with camera angles and lighting.”
 
He added, “It doesn’t matter as long as they are a good actor. It’s all make believe anyway. Just because a character is one thing doesn’t mean the actor has to be. That’s why he’s called an actor. Does anyone think John Wayne was really a cowboy?”
 
Graham continued, “I don’t know what Bane’s movie background is. Maybe he was raised in Siberia or some other eastern bloc nation. Who knows? Whatever accent is used is only important in establishing where he’s from and I’m sure they took that into consideration.”
 
The Dark Knight Rises is released on July 20.
Bane co-creator Chuck Dixon discusses The Dark Knight Rises plot
Bane co-creator Chuck Dixon discusses The Dark Knight Rises plot

Chuck Dixon is a legend among comic book fans and was one of the people involved in creating the Batman villain Bane. With Bane set to appear on the big screen in The Dark Knight Rises, Chuck has been discussing the difficulties that Christopher Nolan may have had portraying certain aspects of Bane onto the big screen.

Dixon explained to Comic Book Movie, “No clue. From the latest trailer it certainly looks like there’s a downfall coming for Bruce Wayne. But I’m guessing like everyone else. He’s pretty clearly drawn. Maybe his difficulty in relating to women. He was raised in an all-male world and seems flummoxed by the women he meets.” Chuck then discussed whether he had a particular actor in mind for Bane.
 
He added, “Not really. I was just hoping it would be someone who could act. Tom Hardy fits that description. He’s very talented. I haven’t heard enough of the voice. But his speaking voice in other movies has the right timbre. And he does accents well. His Philadelphia accent in Warriors sounded right to me, even though his character was supposed to be from Pittsburgh.”
 
The Dark Knight Rises is the third and final instalment of the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy and will also see Christian Bale portraying the Caped Crusader for the third and final time. The Dark Knight Rises is set to be released on July 20.
The Dark Knight Rises actor Christopher Judge discusses the secrecy of the new Batman movie
The Dark Knight Rises actor Christopher Judge discusses the secrecy of the new Batman movie

The Dark Knight Rises actor Christopher Judge has admitted that he cannot really talk too much about the character that he plays in the new Batman movie, due to the secrecy surrounding it. However, he did admit that it was one of the most bizarre experiences of his professional career.

Judge explained, “Well I can talk more about the experience than the role, everything about it is secret. It was one of the most bizarre experiences. Not the being on set or dealing with anyone but the secrecy surrounding it, I’ve never dealt with a project of that scale. Generally [with a regular movie] you get a script, you know what you’re shooting the next day or weeks in advance or whatever, you have time to prepare.”
 
He added, “Generally [on The Dark Knight Rises], what you do when you get a call time is, the AD (assistant director) would read you your lines for the next day, because nobody got scripts. So you could kind of at least have in your mind roughly what you’re gonna be doing the next day. Then, you’d get to set and it would all change and it was like that constantly. It is incredibly freeing as an actor but also incredibly scary.”
 
Chris continued, “[Christopher Nolan] hires people that he thinks are great actors and then gives them a tremendous amount of freedom. Oh wait! I just gave myself … that sounded really egotistical. I just called myself a great actor.”
 
The Dark Knight Rises is released on July 20.
The Dark Knight Rises cinematographer Wally Pfister teases Batman plot
The Dark Knight Rises cinematographer Wally Pfister teases Batman plot

Cinematographer Wally Pfister has worked with director Christopher Nolan on a number of projects over the years and teamed up with him again for The Dark Knight Rises. It is the third and final instalment of the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy and Wally has been discussing what he can reveal about the plot of the movie.

Pfister explained to The Cinematographer, “Not much! It’s the continuing story of Batman, beginning where it left off last time, with Batman on the run and Gotham City facing continual problems. They realise they need Batman back, but there are new villains he has to tackle.”
 
He added, “What I can say is that Chris has gathered a lovely family ensemble cast – with Christian Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne again, Gary Oldman back as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, and Michael Caine as Alfred. He has also reunited Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt who we worked with on Inception.”
 
Wally added, “Chris came to me with the project, said it was the third and concluding part of a trilogy. He wanted there to be a bridge between The Dark Knight and this one. Batman movies have always been dark. So we’re covering some ground from the previous films, but there’s something new in this one. Chris also wanted to ‘up’ action. We’re shooting segments on IMAX again, and this will really elevate the visual aspect of the film.”
 
The Dark Knight Rises is released on July 20.
The Dark Knight Rises cinematographer Wally Pfister teases Batman plot
The Dark Knight Rises cinematographer Wally Pfister teases Batman plot
Cinematographer Wally Pfister has worked with director Christopher Nolan on a number of projects over the years and teamed up with him again for The Dark Knight Rises. It is the third and final instalment of the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy and Wally has been discussing what he can reveal about the plot of the movie.
 
Pfister explained to The Cinematographer, “Not much! It’s the continuing story of Batman, beginning where it left off last time, with Batman on the run and Gotham City facing continual problems. They realise they need Batman back, but there are new villains he has to tackle.”
 
He added, “What I can say is that Chris has gathered a lovely family ensemble cast – with Christian Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne again, Gary Oldman back as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, and Michael Caine as Alfred. He has also reunited Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt who we worked with on Inception.”
 
Wally added, “Chris came to me with the project, said it was the third and concluding part of a trilogy. He wanted there to be a bridge between The Dark Knight and this one. Batman movies have always been dark. So we’re covering some ground from the previous films, but there’s something new in this one. Chris also wanted to ‘up’ action. We’re shooting segments on IMAX again, and this will really elevate the visual aspect of the film.”
 
The Dark Knight Rises is released on July 20.
Who should play Batman after The Dark Knight Rises?
Who should play Batman after The Dark Knight Rises?

The Dark Knight Rises will mark the end of the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy and well also see Christian Bale stepping down as the caped crusader. It has already been confirmed that the Batman franchise will once again get a reboot, so who should play Batman?

Well there are a few key points to take into consideration when trying to cast Batman for the big screen. As fans of Batman will know, Bruce Wayne is a tall, attractive gentleman who has a perfect jaw line and also looks very good in a suit.
 
Add to that the fact that he also has to have a rather muscular physique and you have already managed to rule out a number of Hollywood’s leading men. So who does that really leave? Well one name that we have heard mentioned is Ryan Gosling, who could easily portray the suave, rich, playboy and also has the frame of a man who can take care of himself in a punch up.
 
Then there is Robert Pattinson, who many would be quick to dismiss. However, Robert is a very capable actor and with the right script and the right director, he could well make a good Bruce Wayne and in turn a good Batman. Robert Pattinson as Batman would also draw in the Twilight crowd, giving Batman a new fan base. He would have to bulk up a bit though.
 
Who do you think should play Batman when the franchise gets a reboot after The Dark Knight Rises?
The Dark Knight Rises cast spoilers?
The Dark Knight Rises cast spoilers?

When somebody mentions cast spoilers, you would expect to learn of a cast member who is appearing in a movie, who you did not realise was set to appear. So from our headline you would expect us to tell you about somebody who is set to appear in The Dark Knight Rises, who you did not know about.

However, over at Den of Geek, they reported earlier this week that they had a cast spoiler for The Dark Knight Rises but that is not really true. Den of Geek claimed this week that they had discovered that Liam Neeson was set to return to the Christopher Nolan Batman franchise.
 
Yet anybody who has been keeping up with The Dark Knight Rises and has been doing their homework would have known months ago that Liam Neeson was returning for The Dark Knight Rises. In fact, Liam discussed his role in The Dark Knight Rises back in January.
 
It is fair to say that not everybody does know certain things about certain movies but to claim to have a cast spoiler when you are just confirming something that people already know shows a lack of research. However, Den of Geek are a usually a very good source for entertainment, so we will let them off this one.
New The Dark Knight Rises Images
New The Dark Knight Rises Images

The third and final Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy is still a few months away yet. However, the closer we get to the release date, the more promotional material we are likely to see, such as these new The Dark Knight Rises images.

The images are from a set of The Dark Knight Rises standees, which are set to go on sale and help to promote the movie. They are not the most exciting images you will ever see but, nonetheless, they are The Dark Knight Rises images.
 
For anybody who is unfamiliar with standees, they are a large, self standing display, which companies send out during the promotion of their movie. The Dark Knight Rises standees show Christian Bale in a typical Batman pose, as well as two of Tom Hardy as Bane and one of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.
 
Check out the images of The Dark Knight Rises standees and let us know what you think. The Dark Knight Rises is set to be released in both the US and the UK on July 20 and we for one, simply cannot wait!
Man of Steel director Zack Snyder to make The Dark Knight Returns?
Man of Steel director Zack Snyder to make The Dark Knight Returns?

Now most of you probably already know about this because I do believe that it is actually old news but I have only just become aware of it. Apparently, a while back, Man of Steel director Zack Snyder claimed that he would love to make a Batman movie.

However, don’t get your hopes up that it will be any time soon, as he would have his sights set on making a Batman movie based on the story The Dark Knight Returns. This is the story of an aging Batman in his 50s, coming out of retirement to take on Harvey Dent and his new evil gang of mutants.
 
Snyder is quoted as saying, “Frank’s Dark Knight is a 50-year-old Batman. The reality is that Batman, as a franchise at Warner Brothers, is doing pretty good; people have heard of it. Chris is killing it to death. It will be only 20 years from now, and it’ll be Christian Bale in his 50s. By then, Chris will be over it and I’ll roll up and be like, ‘Let’s make a Dark Knight movie!’”
 
The possibility of Zack Snyder directing a Batman movie would have many fans excited, although many will also claim that nobody will ever do a better job than Christopher Nolan. However, in 20 years time, a Zack Snyder Batman movie could be just what is needed. We will have to just wait and see. Arriba!!
Tom Hardy to play James Bond in Christopher Nolan 007 movie?
Tom Hardy to play James Bond in Christopher Nolan 007 movie?

The Dark Knight Rises actor Tom Hardy has revealed how he would love the opportunity to one day play the legendary character James Bond, hopefully with Christopher Nolan directing. Tom Hardy has become a fans favourite and would top many people’s list to replace Daniel Craig as 007 in the future.

Tom Hardy and Christopher Nolan have developed a very good relationship with each and have worked together on a number of movies. Now Tom has confirmed that a James Bond movie with Christopher at the helm would certainly interest him.
 
Hardy explained, “I’d love to play Bond with Chris Nolan (as a) director or something, it would be awesome.” Christopher Nolan has previously expressed a desire to direct a James Bond movie in the future, so we could well see Tom Hardy as James Bond one day.
 
However, it is unlikely that we will see Tom Hardy as James Bond anytime soon, as Daniel Craig is believed to be signed up for a few more 007 movies yet. The latest James Bond movie Skyfall is set to hit the big screen in the UK in October and then in the US in November.
 
Do you think Tom Hardy would make a good James Bond?