Five New The Dark Knight Rises Photos Feature Batman and Bane
01.13.12 by Ryan
Easily one of the most anticipated movies of 2012 has to be director Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, which, for the next week anyway, will grace the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
The Dark Knight Rises is set eight years after the events of 2008's The Dark Knight, and will see Batman (Christian Bale) go up against the villain Bane (Tom Hardy), who was recently introduced to IMAX audiences in an extended prologue. Little else is known about the movie's plot, though Bale does admit that making the sequel was not without its pressures.
I can tell you the truth because I’m done with it: I felt immense pressure. And I think it’s a good pressure, because you owe it to the films — and the people’s expectations — to make great work.
EW has also released three new photos from the movie which mostly focus on Batman and Bane (though Gary Oldman is also shown playing Commissioner Gordon). Bane was the focus of the extended prologue, though the footage has mostly served as a controversy over Bane's hard-to-understand voice and whether or not it will be changed before The Dark Knight Rises opens in July.
"I think when people see the film, things will come into focus," Nolan told EW of his sequel's villain. "Bane is very complex and very interesting and when people see the finished film people will be very entertained by him."
ComingSoon also has two more photos from The Dark Knight Rises, but only because they scanned them from the print version of Entertainment Weekly.
The Dark Knight Rises was written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan Nolan. 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. New additions include Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, 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.