Batman & Bane Join the Fray in Latest Photos from the Set of The Dark Knight Rises
11.08.11 by BJSprecher
Production on director Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR) may be winding down, but you wouldn't know it by the fantastic "spy" pics and videos that have been streaming out of the Manhattan sets of the movie.
Early last week, we were witness to some motorcycle-riding goons perpetrating a kidnapping
on Wall Street in the Gotham City financial district and Batman (Christian Bale) buzzing a bomb in his 'Batwing' aerial assault vehicle. Then, we got a sneak peek at what is sure to be a pivotal moment in the movie as the minions of Bane (Tom Hardy) staged a full-scale riot against the Gotham Police Department. Based on the photos and videos, neither Batman nor Bane appeared to be directly involved in the riot, but new photos from the set reveal that the two bruisers are not only involved, but that they engage each other in one-on-one combat as chaos reigns around them.
We're still not quite sure what Bane's motivation is in TDKR, but considering the latest action takes place in Gotham's financial district it appears he aims on attacking Capitalism itself and destabilizing more than just Gotham City.
In addition, a new video taken during last week's kidnapping scene has surfaced that shows that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will also be in on the action as Officer John Blake.