The Legend Ends here for The Dark Knight! See the latest teaser poster for director Chris Nolan’s epic finale in his Batman saga, which shows an omminious shot of Bane walking away from the broken mask of Gotham City’s iconic vigilante hero. Aslo, Chris Nolan & producer Emma Thompson talk about the film….
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.
Also, during the advanced press screening of the films six minute prologue, which will be shown during certain IMAX screenings of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocal, Chris Nolan & producer Emma Thompson talked about the film to IGN (VIA Comic Book Movie):
On whether he always wanted to introduce Bane physically in the middle of an action sequence, and the the genesis of how you wanted to introduce him
Well, when you’re thinking about opening a film you want you want to lead in a striking way and with a very striking number of character-driven views. So you’re looking for a sequence that showcases this — in the case of Bane — his physicality and his aggression and devotion to his prize and this kind of thing. Those are all things that get wrapped up in there.
On how much of the backstory does he retain in the film
Well, the liberating thing about dealing with a lesser known villain is you feel more creative freedom to embrace the elements of that character you feel can serve your story and ignore those that won’t. But at the same time, we chose Bane because he has some very unique elements to who he is. As far as the emphasis to it in the film, I’m actually editing some right now, so you never quite know until it’s done. But we certainly intend to do justice to it, to the character I’ve written and to the comics. And I think the significance of Bane, in our eyes, is his strength as an antagonist to Batman. Everything must serve that, including the nature of his past and how that will play into the story.
On whether there’s a “Harvey Dent Act,” an actual piece of legislation, and the shape that Gotham is in when we pick up the story eight years later
“Well, that’s funny, I didn’t read that. But there is a piece of legislation, and we are dealing with a Gotham that’s moved on. In the last eight years, it has come to revere Harvey Dent in the way that Batman intended at the end of the last film.”
On whether we’ll see the repercussion of the spur-of-the-moment pact to lie and say Dent, “wasn’t (Two-Face),” play out in this film
“(smiles) I don’t think I want to answer that question.”
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra’s Al Ghul
RELEASE DATE: July 20th, 2012