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Dark Knight Rises’ Unicorn

As pointed out by my friend Wobbles. hahahaha!



Interview with Gary Oldman on The Dark Knight Rises

Gordon Levitt will be in The Dark Knight Rises after all

February 2, 2011 Leave a comment

He’s long been rumored to be joining the cast of The Dark Knight Rises and now it appears to be true: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to play an unspecified role in the Bat-sequel.

“I’m not sure what role he’ll play, but I’m told that he will be in the movie when Nolan starts production this spring,” according to Deadline. He will segue to the film after wrapping Looper.

Gordon-Levitt joins his fellow Inception alum Tom Hardy(who’s been cast as Bane) in the Christopher Nolan threequel.

– Warner Bros.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (L) will join his Inception co-star Tom Hardy (R) in The Dark Knight Rises.

So let the speculation rage: Nolan has said that Riddler won’t be in the film (a role that fans have long thought JGL would be perfect for), so could he be playing a different villain? Perhaps a good guy? Someone in between? Sound off in the Comments below!

(Before anyone whines about there being too many villains inTDKR, bear in mind that Batman Begins had Ducard, “Ra’s Al Ghul,” Scarecrow, Wayne Enterprises CEO William Earle, Carmine Falcone, Joe Chill and Victor Zsasz, while The Dark Knight had Joker, Two-Face, Scarecrow, Sal Maroni, various hoods and crooked cops, Lau and that weasel who tried to blackmail Bruce Wayne.)

I didn’t know Victor Zsasz was in the first movie till now, and apparently, he was the guy who attempted to stab Rachel Dawes when she was going home from the subway.

What Will Bane & Catwoman Do in The Dark Knight Rises?

January 24, 2011 Leave a comment

It goes without saying that the recent confirmations of Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway’s roles in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES have gotten the whole internet a’talking. I figured the time was right to go into a little more in-depth analysis ‘n speculation about what their involvement might mean and how Bane andCatwoman could figure in to this Bat-finale.

 The last known picture of these suspects together...

The last known picture of these suspects together…


 In some ways, Bane's hairy back has as much terrifying potential as the Joker's Glasgow smile.

In some ways, Bane’s hairy back has as much terrifying potential as the Joker’s Glasgow smile.

I was initially a little underwhelmed hearing thatthis was the villain Hardy was actually playing. After a grand schemer like Ra’s al-Ghul and an agent of chaos like the Joker, it honestly sounded anticlimactic for Batman to take on a juiced luchador. Plus, he’s already shown up in the movies, so it might feel repetitive. However, after only a little reflection, I realized Bane’s actually the perfect choice for a final heavy.Out of all the villains left in the rogue’s gallery, he’s one of the few with a gimmick that’s still impressive even as it’s close to reality. It takes a lot of creative thinking to devise ways to makereptile men and waking refrigerators work in the more down-to-Earth Gotham Nolan and his crew have established. But Venom? That isn’t far off from monster-making performance drugs like HGH.

 Bane's due for some on-screen redemption.

Bane’s due for some on-screen redemption.

Part of the M.O. of the series so far has been to portray characters in ways closer to the comics than the movies have allowed in the past. Hence, we’ve seen a Bruce Wayne who’s an intentionally buffoonish persona, a seriously embittered Two-Face and a legitimately scaryJoker. In BATMAN & ROBIN, Bane was a monosyllabic brute who did Poison Ivy’s dirty work – – a gross simplification of the cerebral and articulate brute who was cunning enough to deduce Batman’s secret identity on his own.

 Without the help of Venom...

Without the help of Venom…

Whereas the previous villains have struck at Batman’s loved ones and psyche, Bane’s the first who’s a very legitimate physical threat. I don’t think he’s going to be a Hulk-like monster who gets absurdly muscular with the twist of a valve. Rather, I see him as a roided-up-but-calculated killer who’s got an arsenal of grappling moves (think more Vale Tudo than pro-wrestling) in addition to the usual choice of knives and guns.

Anybody who doubts if Tom Hardy’s big enough for the part needs to look at the pic to the right. Do you honestly still have doubts? Hardy played a very Bane-like role already as the UK career-convict in BRONSON. Aside from the possibility of a nondescript South American accent, I don’t see this being much of a jump from that part.


It'll be a challenge to step in her paw prints...

It’ll be a challenge to step in her paw prints…

Looking closely at the press release Warner issued, you’ll notice that Hathaway’s been confirmed as Selina Kyle, not Catwoman. I totally doubt any publicity agent thought that could pull a fast one on audiences and get them to be surprised when she became a cat-burglar (and sometimes vigilante) in the movie. Thus, it suggests that Ms. Kyle might actually just be a love interest for Wayne as a civilian only. Or, they might just repeat THE DARK KNIGHTs treatment of Two-Face and have her do all the things she does in the comics without actually being called Catwoman outside of passing remarks.

 When Selina Kyle&squot;s "costume" is revealed, will it basically look like this?

When Selina Kyle’s “costume” is revealed, will it basically look like this?

Once again, I was a little disappointed to see them use a villainess who’s already shown up in a number of movies (and Michelle Pfeiffer’s sexually-charged dominatrix act is hard one to follow.) I think there’s more to it, now, though. Escalation’s the dominant theme of this new franchise and if Batman’s villains are ramping up in power and theatricality, it follows that his girlfriends would follow suit. The point of Rachel Dawes’ arc was that she, as a normal woman, couldn’t handle Batman’s lifestyle – – both emotionally and literally. She ultimately rejected Bruce because she needed a normal man and ultimately perished for her involvement in this world of psychopaths. Catwoman, for one,wouldn’t be a girl who’d get kidnapped by third-rate crooked cops and, rather than being turned-off by a brooding vigilante, she’d probably be further enticed.


 The other villain?

The other villain?

I’ve got a strong hunch that there are more villains (or, at least, antagonists) that’ve yet to be announced. My wish for the crime/justice escalation war producing a whole gang of supervillains who overrun Gotham might be too much for this third movie (although Bane didfamously break the whole rogue’s gallery out ofArkham in KNIGHTFALL) but there is still that lingering hint from DARK KNIGHT’s conclusion. Just as the ending of BATMAN BEGINSforshadowed the Joker, so too did that ending foreshadow the GCPD’s much-more-serious manhunt for Batman. Considering that Hardy was rumored to play Harvey Bullock for a while and Sarah Essen was named as a potential female lead some time back, I think it’s clear thatthere’s going to be at least one super cop coming in who’ll try to take the bat down legitimately.

Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of HYBRID BASTARDS! & UNIMAGINABLE . Order them on Amazon here & here .  Follow him on Twitter: @tompinchuk


Fan boys, be prepared to squeal like a girl at the new Dark Knight Rises villian

January 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Well, villains have been confirmed by Nolan to the press. Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy will be playing Catwoman and Bane respectively. I guess it could work… but Anne Hathaway is too doe eyed for my liking to play the part of Catwoman. And of course, boys will be lusting over her rather than her acting. I, for one, know quite a few boys (Kevin, you are one of them if you are reading this ;p) who thinks she’s gorgeous. I think her eyes are too huge and looks soul-less, but what do i know! :p

The Dark Knight Rises Villains Confirmed: Anne Hathaway is Catwoman, Tom Hardy is Bane

Posted by Sean on January 19th, 2011   Filed under: ActionBooks/Comics
Source: L.A. Times

Finally some big news to report this week, and guess what… it has something to do with comic book movie casting! After nearly a year of speculation and rumours, we now know who the main villains will be in Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. First of all, Catwoman will indeed play a major part in the film, with Anne Hathaway being the lucky actress to land the role. As for Tom Hardy, who had already joined the cast, he will play the only man ever to have “broken the Bat”, the physically imposing Bane.

There had been reports earlier this month that Christopher Nolan was meeting with a number of actresses for two female roles, including Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Kate Mara and Charlotte Riley. One of the roles was believed to be Talia Al Ghul, and although we still don’t know who will play that part, the official press release confirms that Hathaway will be Selina Kyle aka Catwoman. I’m sure she will improve on Halle Berry’s recent take on Catwoman, but can she top Michelle Pfeiffer… or better yet, Julie Newmar?

As for Bane, he is a somewhat surprising choice for a Nolan villain since he is known more for his muscle than his brains (although he is apparently quite smart as well). Up until now it had been believed that Tom Hardy would play Professor Hugo Strange, but apparently that is simply not the case. Nolan did say that Bane would be a “new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies,” so they will probably try to keep him grounded and believable in order to fit into the world that has already been established. So I take it the tubes that pump massive amounts of drugs into his veins to give him superhuman strength are out? What do you think, are you happy with the choice of characters and the actors who will play them?


I’m hoping Jessica Biel lands the role of Talia al ghul!

Christian reveals how much he doesn’t know about “The Dark Knight Rises”

November 26, 2010 Leave a comment

To prove how tight lipped Nolan can be about his movies, even Christian Bale has not much information about it to accidentally leak. And this article is pretty much what it says. Taken from Comic Book Resources.

It’s hard to get anybody involved with The Dark Knight Rises to speak out about the project — well, it’s not so tough with Michael Caine, it seems — but it’s practically an obligation for any reporter who gets some one-on-one time with one of the film’s several key players to ask about the developing comic book movie sequel.

Naturally, then, as Christian Bale begins making the press rounds for The Fighter — his latest role that, like The Mechanic*, saw Bale drastically transform his own body purely for the craft, and perhaps for a little bit of Oscar buzz — we’re going to be hearing more and more of his thoughts on director Christopher Nolan’s supposed final journey to Gotham City.

There’s two bits from Bale today, the first one originating at E! Online. When asked whether or not he would continue with the Batman franchise, Bale responded: “The thing is that this will be, I believe, unless Chris says different, this will be the last time I’m playing Batman.”

He repeated a similar comment in an interview with MTV News, saying that “this will be the last one, and we have to up it.” But Bale’s comments end right around there, as the actor claims he knows very little about Nolan’s actual plans for The Dark Knight Rises.

“Chris will let me know what I need to know when I need to know it,” he said. “It’s our fourth movie together, and I probably know a little bit more than maybe some people out there, but I think most people will be surprised by how little I do know.”

“It just hasn’t been necessary yet,” he added of why he hasn’t heard more from Nolan. “I know he’ll give me plenty of time to prepare whatever I need to for it and I’ll discover it. He’s a pretty damn good filmmaker I trust that he’s going to come up with something wonderful.”

* = Yes, by the way, I absolutely meant The Machinist. I do not know what came over me. Though the new trailer for The Mechanic is pretty cool — Jason Statham and Ben Foster is a winning duo for sure.

written by Josh Wigler

You gotta laugh at the Mechanic blunder over there.


The dark knight rises

October 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Yes, that’s the movie title for the third and last Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises”. I thought Stuart was pulling my leg when he texted me at work about this. I almost hate the title. One would expect much more thought going into the construct of the last movie title for a good closure, but nooooooooo, Nolan just decides to add one more word to the previous title. This is disappointing. Nolan also confirmed there won’t be a Riddler, and Tom Hardy who was rumoured play the Riddler will still be starred in the movie.

According to

“It won’t be The Riddler,” the British director told the Los Angeles Times.

“We’ll use many of the same characters as we have all along and we’ll be introducing some new ones.

“This is not starting over, this is not rebooting.”

He said he wanted “the look and feel of the film to be faithful to what has come before”.


My bet is the movie will probably bring in Catwoman and involve Two-face in some sort of gangster crime thingy, making it all political and mafia-like. And Tom Hardy fits the role if Hush honestly, though i highly doubt Hush will be brought in here. Just hoping Nolan will end the third installment well.