In the months and years following the debut of The Dark Knight (TDK), the void of news about a possible sequel was often filled by legendary actor Sir Michael Caine, who played Bruce Wayne's (Christian Bale) butler and surrogate father, Alfred Pennyworth in Batman Begins and TDK. Caine started the rumor, now debunked, that Johnny Depp would be starring in The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR) as the Riddler, and was the first to announce that the sequel to TDK would go into production in April, which is only one month earlier than the expected start date. In a recent interview with E! News, Caine once again chatted about Batman, discussing the TDKR script and what he thinks about the recent cast additions. what did Caine have to say? >> Posted 02.15.11 by BrentJS
Maybe they should change the name of the next Batman movie from The Dark Knight Rises to Inception: The Reunion.
News came out Monday that another Inception star is in talks of joining the cast of Christopher Nolan's conclusion to his Batman trilogy. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting Marion Cotillard, who played Leonardo DiCaprio's wife in Nolan's 2010 blockbuster Inception, is in talks of playing the second female role in DKR (Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle a.k.a Catwoman). The rumored role for Cotillard is Talia Al Ghul, the daughter of villain Ra's Al Gul, played by Liam Neeson in Batman Begins.
If she joins, Cotillard will join her Inception co-stars Tom Hardy, who will play Batman nemesis Bane, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is rumored to play everyone from The Riddler to Robin to even a reincarnation of Joker.
But complicating matters is the fact that Cotillard is currently pregnant and expecting a baby in June and filming for DKR is set to start in May. But as THR points out, she could start shooting later in June as production is expected to last through summer and take place in L.A., Pittsburgh and will wrap up in November in New York. who did cotillard beat out for The Dark Knight Rises? >> Posted 02.15.11 by reelz
Online rumors have surrounded The Dark Knight Rises well before the sequel to The Dark Knight had a title, a release date, and even before Christopher Nolan announced his return to the director's chair. perhaps its Nolan's penchant for secrecy or the mania derived from the success of the two previous installments, but online speculation refuses to cease.
With production starting in May, Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway have already been announced as joining the cast as Bane and Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman) in the sequel, which should have helped put an end to the endless speculation. Instead, it only spurred it on. To help, we've again tried to uncover the truth and rumors about The Dark Knight Rises.
More "Batman 3" Truth vs. Fiction >> Posted 02.10.11 by Ryan
Director Christopher Nolan was recently interviewed at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, where he received the Modern Master Award and discussed his career in movies. While it may not seem so now, Nolan was an unusual choice for a Batman movie prior to 2005's Batman Begins. At that point in his career, Nolan had only directed the thrillers Memento and Insomnia. He became involved in the movie after his agent notified him that Warner Bros. was looking to make another Batman movie and Nolan pitched the studio his Batman idea, SeattlePI reports. what attracted Nolan to Batman? >> Posted 02.09.11 by Ryan
Production hasn't even begun on The Dark Knight Rises, but that hasn't kept fans from salivating for the third installment of director Christopher Nolan's epic Batman trilogy.
Case in point: two impressive posters created by fans for the movie featuring Anne Hathaway as Catwoman and Tom Hardy as Bane. If I didn't know any better, these posters could pass as coming from the mind of Nolan. What did the director of photography say about the script? >> Posted 02.04.11 by reelz
Since well before Christopher Nolan even officially signed on to direct the third installment in the Batman franchise — heck, before it even had the title The Dark Knight Rises — rumors were rampant on the internet that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, one of the stars of Nolan's mind-bending sci-fi thriller Inception, would have a starring role in the movie. what role will Gordon-Levitt play? >> Posted 02.02.11 by BrentJS
ComingSoon reports that while appearing at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival over the weekend, director Christopher Nolan spoke briefly about the upcoming sequel, The Dark Knight Rises. Nolan has admitted the sequel will be the "last chapter of our Batman saga", and he reiterated that message to the crowd. "[Returning] was about finishing the story," said Nolan.
Nolan joked that he came up with the title after he banged his head "against the wall," and confirmed a May production start.
We've worked on it a long time — David Goyer and myself. We're about 12 weeks away from shooting. We start in May.
Chrisitian Bale will return as the Caped Crusader for the third time in The Dark Knight Rises, and will be joined by newcomers Tom Hardy as Bane and Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, a.k.a Catwoman. When asked if Hathaway would play both iterations of the character, Nolan "smiled coyly and wouldn't say a word." Posted 01.31.11 by Ryan
While it's exciting to know that acclaimed director Christopher Nolan (Inception) is currently gearing up to start work on The Dark Knight Rises, the highly anticipated sequel to The Dark Knight (TDK), it's also bittersweet since this is most likely the last Batman movie that Nolan will direct. And, if that is the case, it will most likely be the last time Christian Bale suits up in the cape and cowl since Bale has said on several occasions that he's not interested in reprising the role without Nolan at the helm. But, it's not all doom and gloom for the franchise. In a recent interview with Empire, Bale said that he would return in Batman 4 if Nolan also returns, which he does not rule out as a possibility. what did Bale say about Batman 4 and about Tom Hardy as Bane? >> Posted 01.22.11 by BrentJS
Christopher Nolan's closing chapter in his Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, has been hotly watched for any glimpse or slip as to who the newest villain(s) might be. Hero Complex reports this morning that Warner Bros. has announced that Anne Hathaway has been cast in the role of Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, and Tom Hardy as the villain Bane.
On teaming with Hardy, Nolan said, "I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies."
Hathaway has recently come off her role as Maggie Murdock in Love and Other Drugs and Hardy has been long-expected to join the Batman cast since his scene stealing turn as Eames in Nolan's summer blockbuster Inception.
Christian Bale will return as Bruce Wayne / Batman and Michael Caine as the indomitable butler, Alfred. Nolan directs from a script written by his brother and collaborator Jonathan Nolan. Posted 01.19.11 by Jud
Christopher Nolan has not even started shooting The Dark Knight Rises and there's already speculation of who will take the reigns of the billion-dollar superhero franchise after Nolan is finished with his Dark Knight trilogy.
Clothes on Film talked to Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky who said he is working on turning an old Batman: Year One script into a comic book and then seeing what happens next. Aronofsky was offered Batman Begins >> Posted 01.17.11 by reelz