Just because The Avengers spent all week racking up box office records and is already doing so again, taking the title of "best second Friday" away from The Dark Knight, let's not forget that there are three more superhero movies on the horizon, each hoping to take those titles away from "Earth's Mightiest Heroes." Of the three — The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Dredd — Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman movie has the best chance of kicking The Avengers off of its throne in light of the fact that most of the titles that were broken this past week were previously owned by The Dark Knight. Warner Bros. has been sparing in its promotional materials for the movie, but the studio released an awesome new high-resolution photo of Tom Hardy as the man who finally breaks the Bat, Bane, to help launch the new interactive iPad edition of Total Film Magazine. see the new images >> Posted 05.13.12 by BrentJS
Who's up for a little moonshine?
Today, we're treated to our first look at Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy as bootlegging brothers in the first trailer for Lawless. Directed by John Hillcoat, the movie is based on the novel The Wettest County in the World and tells the story of infamous Bondurant Brothers who made a run for the American Dream selling moonshine in Prohibition-era Virginia.
Hardy plays Forrest Bondurant and LaBeouf plays brother Jack. Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain, and Mia Wasikowska also star. The movie, which doesn't hit theaters until Aug. 31, makes its debut at this summer's Cannes Film Festival. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.25.12 by Chris
If there's any similarity between The Dark Knight Rises' villain Bane (Tom Hardy) and The Dark Knight's Joker (played by the late Heath Ledger), it's that director Christopher Nolan has taken two extreme comic book characters and put them into a fictional world that Nolan has tried to make as true to reality as a story can be when it follows a man who dresses up like a bat to fight crime. While Bane is certainly less iconic than the Joker, Hardy told Entertainment Weekly, he knew he and Nolan knew that the character represented "a risk" for several reasons.
more from Hardy >> Posted 04.16.12 by Ryan
There were two doors we could walk through. We could play a very straightforward villain or we could go through this very quirky door, which is totally justified by the text but may seem very, very stupid. It’s a risk, because we could be laughed at—or it could be very fresh and exciting.
Actors who choose to take on the roles of larger-than-life fictional supervillains face many challenges, from the ceaseless scrutiny of the fans who have preconceived notions about how the character is supposed to look, talk, and behave, to the mental exercises required to get into the mindset to play a megalomaniacal killer. In a recent interview with the U.K. Press Association, Tom Hardy revealed that the most difficult part of bringing Batman's (Christian Bale) nemesis, Bane, to life in The Dark Knight Rises had to do more with the costume that he had to wear than the need to go to a "dark place" to play the "brutal" villain. what did Hardy say? >> Posted 02.02.12 by BrentJS
Tom Hardy will be the "bane" of Batman's existence in The Dark Knight Rises later this year, but before that the English actor will play game-wrecker to the new Capt. Kirk (Chris Pine, Star Trek) in director McG's (Charlie's Angels, Terminator Salvation) upcoming romantic action-comedy, This Means War.
When two lifelong best friends (Hardy & Pine) who happen to be CIA operatives fall for the same woman (Reese Witherspoon), they decide to let her choose which one of them she will date. Of course, that doesn't mean that they plan on playing fair (they are spies, after all). As shown in the new preview clip that was just released, the two friends use all of the intelligence-gathering tools and high-tech toys at their disposal to win her heart and make the other guy look as bad as possible. watch the preview clip >> Posted 01.31.12 by BrentJS
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.
check out the new photos >> Posted 01.13.12 by Ryan
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.
Since his performance in 2010's Inception, British actor Tom Hardy has been appearing non-stop in a variety of roles: A MMA fighting sibling in Warrior; a British spy in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; the villainous (and hard to understand) Bane in the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises; and yet another role as a spy in the upcoming comedy This Means War. With Hardy already slated to play Max Rockatansky in the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road (shooting this April), the actor is also lining up a trilogy of movies to follow.
According to The Wrap, Hardy is attached to star as Al Capone in the gangster trilogy Cicero for Harry Potter director David Yates after being mentioned as a possibility last year. The movies will track Capone's rise and fall from the slums of Brooklyn to being one of the top mobsters in Prohibition-era Chicago. more on Cicero; Hunger Games actress heads into the future >> Posted 01.13.12 by Ryan
The latest trailer for director Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR), has received a lavish amount of praise since its release on Monday, but also its fair share of criticism, mostly surrounding the muffled dialogue delivered by Tom Hardy as the gas mask-wearing villain Bane. Almost immediately after the trailer debuted, rumors began popping up online that Nolan plans on enhancing or altering Hardy's voice, and THR reported that "sources close to the movie" want Nolan to "change the sound mix," but apparently Nolan has no intention of changing a thing. An anonymous "high-level exec" told THR:
what's this about 'Robin' easter eggs? >> Posted 12.21.11 by BrentJS
Chris [Nolan} wants the audience to catch up and participate rather than push everything at them. He doesn't dumb things down. You've got to pedal faster to keep up.
The Batman movies of the late '80s and '90s took a traditional approach to choosing villains — starting with Joker in 1989's Batman, before moving on to Penguin, Catwoman, and others. Director Christopher Nolan, on the other hand, has used more obscure villains for his Batman movies. He brought in Ra's al Ghul and Scarecrow for 2005's Batman Begins before using more traditional villains like the Joker and Two-Face in 2008's The Dark Knight.
For Nolan's third and final Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, the director has focused his attention on the villain Bane (Tom Hardy), who is reportedly the centerpiece of the seven-minute prologue to The Dark Knight Rises which will screen before select 70mm IMAX showings of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol starting Dec. 16th. While Bane did appear in the woeful Batman & Robin, and is well-known to comic book fans for breaking Batman's back in the "Knightfall" story arc, Nolan admitted to the LA Times that he had little knowledge of the character before starting work on the sequel. read nolan's comments >> Posted 12.13.11 by Ryan
Warner Bros. has released a new teaser poster for director Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, as anticipation is rising (ahem) over the extended prologue to the movie that will accompany the release of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol on Dec. 16th in select 70mm IMAX prints.
Earlier this week, several outlets were shown the seven-minute prologue, which centers on villain Bane (Tom Hardy, just like the poster, which claims "the Legend Ends" and depicts Bane walking away from Batman's cowl. Reportedly, the prologue takes place mostly in an airplane, and features Aidan Gillen (The Wire, Game of Thrones) in an unspecified role. After the screening of the prologue, Nolan told EW that he was excited for the public to see the footage.
read nolan's comment and see the full poster >> Posted 12.10.11 by Ryan
I am excited about it. I’m only nervous about it in that the rest of the film isn’t finished yet, so we’re still in the evolving creative process. I wouldn’t want the reactions to skew that. We try to work in a vacuum a little bit. It’s always different in the editing room. There’s a lot of discovery and a long process of rediscovery.