Gary Oldman Discusses the End of the Batman Trilogy; Will a New Trailer Be Out Soon?
Posted 11.23.11 by Ryan
Lately, it seems that the cast of any movie directed by Christopher Nolan are sworn to silence. This means that, like the cloud of secrecy that surrounded Inception, no one in the cast of the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises will reveal anything. That didn't stop MTV from asking Gary Oldman if the highly-anticipated sequel is indeed the last chapter as Nolan has claimed. Oldman took a few seconds of silence before responding.
My silence isn't saying — no, no, no, don't read, don't read into it. My silence is — I'm thinking about how I can answer it [the question]. I was at Comic-Con, and someone said to me from the audience, "When's the next Batman? This was years ago, right? And I said, "Oh, I don't know, next year, it's going to be at the end of the year." And it went 'round the world.
Oldman said that in 2009, but also added: "But you didn't hear that from me," which clearly wasn't adhered to, so his reticence about responding is understandable. Eventually, he did compose himself enough to answer the question.
There's a conclusion. [Nolan] brings in, he touches on the first [movie] and he weaves it in and it resolves. It feels [like] a trilogy. But it's just a great...the story is terrific, it's just epic.
Oldman had an easier time talking about the inclusion of the villain Bane (Tom Hardy) in the movie, which the actor said was a "smart" decision from Nolan.
Well, I think it was smart of Chris to go with a lesser known villain because Heath [Ledger]'s performance, first of all, it's the Joker, we all love the Joker in Batman. Heath's performance was so dazzling that you've got to think, "How the hell do I top it?" Instead of going for The Riddler, instead of going for Penguin and all that kind of...he's gone a slightly different way with the story. I think he's got enough smarts and enough class...I know this much about Chris Nolan — he wouldn't make a third [just] for the sake of it.
We might learn more about the movie when another trailer arrives, which, according to Variety writer Jeff Sneider, could be soon. "Expect to see The Dark Knight Rises trailer in front of Sherlock Holmes 2... And MAYBE even a Hobbit teaser," Sneider Tweeted days ago.
Next Showing: The Dark Knight Rises
opens July 20