British actor Tom Hardy has been popping up in Hollywood blockbusters since his role in Black Hawk Down a decade ago. Yet, he only really landed on the American moviegoing audience's radar after appearing in Christopher Nolan's Inception. While he hasn't quite hit superstar status yet, Hardy seems destined for it with two high-profile roles on the horizon: the physically enhanced criminal genius Bane in Nolan's highly anticipated third and final Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, and the post-apocalyptic rugged individualist Max Rockatansky in George Miller's Mad Max reboot, Mad Max: Fury Road.
However, Hardy is going to have to work on his PR skills if he's ever going to win a place in the hearts of movie fans, especially genre fans. While doing press for his latest movie, Warrior, Hardy talked up the MMA (mixed martial arts) family drama while dissing The Dark Knight Rises and other genre franchises by equating them to Starbucks. what did Hardy say? >> Posted 07.27.11 by BrentJS
After being released in bootleg form, then pulled off the Internet, the official teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises is now online (via ComingSoon).
Starting with footage from director Christopher Nolan's debut Batman movie, Batman Begins, the trailer begins with Liam Neeson's voice dispensing advice like "devoting yourself to an ideal" as he did as Ra's al Ghul in the movie, then changes to Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon in a hospital bed, asking for Batman to come back with flashes of Tom Hardy as Bane while Gotham crumbles just as it appears in the recently released teaser poster. watch the trailer >> Posted 07.18.11 by Ryan
Now that the Harry Potter madness is coming to a close, what's next for director David Yates? Well, he's been developing an idea for an "origin story" (who isn't these days?) about famed Chicago gangster Al Capone. The current title is Cicero, and Vulture reports that Tom Hardy may be joining the project.
You might know Hardy from his strong ties to Christopher Nolan. Hardy appeared as a conman in the mind-bending sci-fi drama Inception, and he'll star as the super-intelligent, super-strong villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.
It's unclear whether or not Hardy would play Capone, but the project is apparently moving forward, based on a script written in the '70s by Walon Green, the screenwriter for The Wild Bunch. Posted 07.15.11 by reelz
As many of you might already know, the first teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises will screen this Friday ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. The concluding chapter in Christopher Nolan's trilogy is still in the process of filming, with production currently in the Pittsburgh area. But of course, that hasn't stopped tons of rumors from surfacing all throughout the Internets. What will we see? Who will be featured? How much will Nolan give away?
Well, it appears we now have an answer. Earlier today, Cinema Blend posted a bootleg version of the trailer (now pulled at the request of Warner Bros.). The source is unidentified, but the sights and sounds in the trailer match almost point-for-point the details leaked to Collider earlier this week. Trailer details — spoiler alert! >> Posted 07.13.11 by reelz
Fans of acclaimed director Christopher Nolan's revamped Batman movie franchise have been teased (twice) with the promise that the first trailer for his third and final movie in the series, The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR), will debut attached to the opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 on July 15th. While it could simply be random chance that Warner Bros. just released the first teaser poster for TDKR, many fans consider it a sign that, come Friday, we will definitely be getting a taste of what Nolan has in store for the Dark Knight.
Meanwhile, some juicy new details about the top-secret plot of the movie have emerged as the production moved to Pittsburgh yesterday in preparation for filming at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). CMU's official website was recently updated to announce where and when "Magnus Rex" — the codename of the production — will be shooting so that students and faculty would be aware of parking and street closures. Though it has since been edited, the site also initially included details about what will be shot at CMU, details that most likely concern the super-intelligent, super-strong villain of the movie, Bane (Tom Hardy), a convict who plots Batman's (Christian Bale) destruction from prison and then escapes to break the hero's back in the classic "Knightfall" story arc that many believe the movie is (at least partially) based upon. what was revealed about the plot of TDKR? SPOILERS ahead! >> Posted 07.12.11 by BrentJS
The international trailer for espionage thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy has arrived online. Directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) in his English-language debut, the movie is based on the 1974 novel by John le Carré and follows a retired intelligence agent George Smiley (Gary Oldman) as he is asked to return to service to discover a Soviet double agent within the upper ranks of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS).
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy co-stars a parade of British actors, including Tom Hardy (Inception, the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises), Mark Strong (Green Lantern, Robin Hood), John Hurt (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and recent Oscar-winner Colin Firth (The King's Speech). Any of them could be the mole that Oldman is seeking. watch the trailer >> Posted 07.01.11 by Ryan
To coincide with the formal announcement of the start of principal photography on The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR), Warner Bros. has also unveiled an official website for the highly anticipated sequel, which has unveiled the first image of Tom Hardy as Bane.
The website doesn't reveal the image right away, instead it reveals a black screen with a haunting chant playing in the background. Turns out that figuring out the mysterious site was simple. According to SlashFilm, a fan at the SuperHeroHype message boards simply looked at the visual spectrum of the audio message, realized it represented a hashtag (#thefirerises), Tweeted the hashtag, which, in turn, added a pixel to the slowly evolving picture of Bane. See? Easy.
But rather than wait around for the image to fully resolve, Joblo.com already has the high-res version of the image. How they got that is still a mystery.
Looks like director Christopher Nolan is going to incorporate an viral element to his third Batman movie, much like he did with Inception. We can't wait to see what Nolan has in store for us online as production continues on TDKR. more about The Dark Knight Rises >> Posted 05.20.11 by reelz
Director George Miller's fourth installment in the Mad Max franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road, has been delayed a few times already, which may be why actress Zoë Kravitz (X-Men: First Class) told MTV that she's hesitant to believe the sequel will finally head into production early next year, like Miller revealed in March.
who is Kravitz playing? >> Posted 05.05.11 by Ryan
I heard the other day that we should be good to go in mid-January, we're supposed to go to Australia to start. I guess there's a point where you say, "yeah, yeah, yeah." But I hope it gets made. They're saying it is. I've had this role now for over a year and they've done a great job at staying in contact and reassuring me that the film is going to happen. They've put together such a cool cast and I know they've started building a lot of the vehicles and cameras and they've really been in pre-production for such a long time, so I think it'll happen.
While Tom Hardy apparently won't be filming scenes opposite Christian Bale when director Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises goes into production in India on May 6th, it appears as if he is ready to. The British actor was required to put on 20 pounds to play the super-intelligent, super-strong Bane, the man who literally broke Batman's back in the now-classic "Knightfall" story arc, and, by the looks of these candid photos of Hardy without his shirt on that were posted on TomHardy.org earlier this week, it appears he has put on the 20 and then some. more about The Dark Knight Rises >> Posted 04.30.11 by BrentJS
New images from co-writer and director Gavin O'Connor's Warrior, starring Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton, were just revealed this week, and now the trailer for the movie has come online.
Warrior is likely going to draw comparisons to The Fighter because both movies are about fighting and the leads are brothers, but, unlike The Fighter, Warrior isn't based on a true story, is set in Pittsburgh, and is about Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and not boxing. So, really, Warrior isn't about The Fighter at all outside of fighting and siblings. Watch the trailer >> Posted 04.08.11 by Ryan