More "Spy" Videos from the Dark Knight Rises Set; Anne Hathaway Talks About the "Insane" New Batman Story
08.16.11 by Ryan
Since production on The Dark Knight Rises switched to Pittsburgh, there's been almost daily "spy" photos and videos, with the past week offering plenty of looks at Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman, or at least her stunt double. Warner Bros. tried to beat the "spies" by releasing the first official photo of Hathaway in costume, but just days later, photos were released of Hathaway's stunt double driving the Bat-pod down the steps of City Hall, and video soon followed of the stunt double driving into an IMAX camera.
After the official reveal of Hathaway in costume, fans weren't as pleased at how many liberties were taken from the comic book version of the character, leaving Hathaway to respond that fans had seen only "about a 10th of what that suit can do." While not in response to the recent "spy" photos and videos, Hathaway recently told the Montreal Gazette about the "insane things" that director Christopher Nolan is doing in the highly-anticipated sequel.
Honestly, wait until you see this movie. It's going to be marvelous and it's going to be way beyond what anyone imagines it could be. The thing that's most wonderful about Chris is that he's the most successful filmmaker in Hollywood — yet his movies aren't Hollywood. It feels like you're making an indie. He's actually a really alternative filmmaker. He just happens to have like a seven-billion-dollar budget! You can't imagine the things that he's doing. At least, I couldn't until I read the script!
One of the latest "spy" videos, collected by LatinoReview, show Hathaway on the downtown Pittsburgh set, with Nolan directing another scene with the character on the Bat-pod.
The next series of videos show, from a distance, some kind of chase through the downtown streets involving the Bat-pod, Tumbler (or Bat-mobile) and HEMTT.
Also revealed in some recent "spy" videos is the first look at Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) hiding in an army truck that likely belongs to Bane (Tom Hardy) and his gang.
With a story conceived by Nolan and David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), the script was written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan. Little has been revealed about the movie's story, other than it will concern the return of Batman (Christian Bale) to face Bane (Hardy) and will somehow include Selina Kyle (Hathaway), either as a love interest or villain or both. Returning cast members include Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Nestor Carbonell as the mayor of Gotham City and Gary Oldman as Commissioner James Gordon, with new additions that include Marion Cotillard as Wayne Enterprises board member Miranda Tate, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as policeman John Blake, Alon Aboutboul as a "mad scientist," Juno Temple as Holly Robinson and Josh Pence as the young Ra's al Ghul.