Christian Bale and Gary Oldman are the latest Dark Knight Rises castmember to release statements regarding the tragic shooting that left 12 dead, including a 6-year-old, and 58 injured at a midnight screening of the movie at an Aurora theater. Bale had this to say about the horrible incident:
Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.
Oldman, who plays Commissioner Gordon in Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise, also released a statement.
My prayers and deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families of this horrific act.
Both statements follow Nolan's staement on Friday. The director, speaking for the cast and crew, said he expressed their "profound sorrow" for the entire Aurora community.
Information about the shooting victims and survivors has slowly been coming out. The Aurora Sentinel is publishing information about those involved as it becomes available. TDKR Expected to Gross $170M over the weekend >> Posted 07.21.12 by Chris
The epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, is in theaters this weekend, and it is sure to dominate the box office. In the ReelzChannel special The Dark Knight Rises: The Battle for Gotham, we got a chance to talk to the outstanding cast, including a conversation with Batman himself, Christian Bale.
Bale took a moment to tell us about the first time and the last time he put wore Batman's cowl. The first time, Bale tells us, "I needed twenty minutes just to be able to try and breathe and not want to quit the movie because I felt so claustrophobic.” On his last day of shooting, he took another twenty minutes. It seems that the last time he took off the suit, he needed to absorb the bittersweet fact that he would never wear it again.
The actor also discussed what he learned about himself while playing Bruce Wayne and Batman. According to Bale, he learned about stamina, discipline, and having “sweat dripping out of your boots.” He also learned that a person as extraordinary as Bruce Wayne struggles with the questions and dilemmas that plague everyone.
The Dark Knight Rises: The Battle for Gotham airs Saturday, July 21st at 6:30pm ET/ 3:30pm PT. ReelzChannel is on DirecTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, and available on your cable or satellite system. Watch the interview >> Posted 07.19.12 by Mandy
Up until now, the tone of The Dark Knight Rises' promotional campaign has been serious and gritty. There's been little to crack a smile at in the movie's first three trailers and TV spots (here and here) besides the playful Batman-Catwoman exchange in the third trailer — "My mother warned me about getting into cars with strange men." "This isn't a car."
In its fourth TV spot, the movie showcases some lighthearted banter between Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) and Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman). The new 30-second spot starts with Wayne and Fox seemingly finishing up a conversation. "These conversations used to end with an unusual request," says Fox, referring to his role in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight as the Caped Crusader's go-to gadget guru. "I retired," Wayne replies. "Let me show you some new stuff anyways." watch the new spot >> Posted 05.29.12 by Chris
The marketing strategy for director Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises in the past month can be summed up with photos, posters, more posters, and more photos.
There's less than two months left before the sequel is released, and Warner Bros.' promotion has started making it into people's homes. Last week, two TV spots arrived online, and a third TV spot has followed, possibly signaling an endless stream of spots ahead in the coming weeks.
Even so, there's still plenty of mystery surrounding Nolan's third and final installment in his Batman trilogy. The latest spot won't exactly tell you what you may already know: that Batman (Christian Bale) will have his hands full with Bane (Tom Hardy) destroying Gotham and Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) being either an ally or yet another thorn in Batman's side. However, there is a special surprise for The Dark Knight junkies. As Comic Book Movie points out, the spot includes a brief look at Batman's cowl and and assorted utilities in a special cage from his underground lair, footage that was already used in an IMAX promo for the 2008 sequel but that didn't end up in the final product. See if you can spot it. watch the TV spot >> Posted 05.29.12 by Ryan
Talk about upping the ante! We couldn't have been any less impressed with the new poster for The Dark Knight Rises that was released earlier this week, but it appears it was only a forerunner of the good things to come. Almost immediately after the "fiery redux" poster hit the 'net, three visually striking (and wet) new character posters popped up online. Now, four epic banner posters/billboards have also been released and they depict no less than all-out war between Batman (Christian Bale), the Gotham City Police Department, and Bane's (Tom Hardy) army, with Catwoman's (Anne Hathaway) allegiance — She's riding Batman's Bat-pod, but is it a loner or did the infamous cat burglar swipe it? — still in question. check out the new posters >> Posted 05.25.12 by BrentJS
OK, we're not going to lie; we were a tad disappointed with yesterday's "new" poster for The Dark Knight Rises, which more or less was a knockoff of the movie's first poster (this clever GIF shows how little work went into creating the new poster).
But today the movie released something via Yahoo! that really has us panting — three new character posters featuring Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), Bane (Tom Hardy), and Batman (Christian Bale). Each gorgeous poster shows the character walking through pelting black rain with the word "RISE" above them. check out the full-size posters and learn more about Bane's mask >> Posted 05.22.12 by Chris
Looks like things are heating up for The Batman.
As if it needed any more publicity, Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, got a new poster that shows Batman (Christian Bale) in front of a blazing bat symbol with the tagline "A Fire Will Rise." The poster was revealed today on the movie's official Facebook page.
While the poster doesn't actually show us anything new (it's more or less a revamp of the first poster), it doesn't make us any less excited for Nolan's final return to Gotham. check out the full-size poster >> Posted 05.21.12 by Chris
By all accounts, this summer's The Dark Knight Rises will conclude director Christopher Nolan's Batman saga that began with 2005's Batman Begins. With expectations high for Nolan's Dark Knight swan song, the director spoke with the L.A. Times's Hero Complex about how, unlike comic books, movies must end.
Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story. And in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story … unlike the comics, these things don’t go on forever in film and viewing it as a story with an end is useful. Christian Bale talks about the movie's secrecy Posted 04.28.12 by Chris
After winning an Oscar for Black Swan and giving birth to her son, actress Natalie Portman is going back to work. She will start with two back-to-back movies with director Terrence Malick, who was recently nominated for an Oscar himself for last year's drama The Tree of Life.
According to Deadline, Portman will first appear in Knight of Cups alongside Christian Bale (The Dark Knight), Cate Blanchett (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Isabel Lucas (Immortals). Shooting on Knight of Cups begins this summer, and then Portman will move on to Lawless alongside Bale and Blanchett again, as well as Ryan Gosling (Drive), Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon tattoo) and Haley Bennett (Marley & Me). Lawless starts production in the fall. Statham to feel the Heat >> Posted 02.08.12 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.
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.