The Dark Knight Rises – Latest News & Pictures23.11.11 # Sequel # 7 Comments
Whoa, hold on! Don’t skip this one. Yes, the on-set pictures from The Dark Knight Rises have been coming so thick and fast that if you printed ‘em all out and stuck ‘em all together, you could probably make a decent flip book approximation of the entire movie. But today brings some fresh authorised shots (albeit scanned from a magazine, admittedly), as well as some wise words from the big Bat cheese himself, Christopher Nolan.
Indeed, aside from the new pictures – one of which shows bad guy Bane in an adorably bang-on-trend sheepskin jacket – there are a few cheeky little morsels for the multitudinous Bat-faithful to chew on, including the rumour of a star cameo, some mildly intriguing timeline news, and Nolan revealing that Vin Diesel was his first choice to play Bane (one of these is not true).
Let’s start with the narrative news. Says Nolan of his eagerly-anticipated latest:
It’s really all about finishing Batman and Bruce Wayne’s story. We left him in a very precarious place. Perhaps surprisingly for some people, our story picks up quite a bit later, eight years after The Dark Knight. So he’s an older Bruce Wayne; he’s not in a great state.
With Bane, we’re looking to give Batman a challenge he hasn’t had before. With our choice of villain and with our choice of story, we’re testing Batman both physically as well as mentally.
Ooh, bit like The Krypton Factor then? Nolan also reveals a bit more about the Dark Knight Rises preview which is due to play with certain IMAX showings of the new Mission: Impossible movie, Ghost Protocol, which is out next month.
Basically [the preview is] the first six or seven minutes of the film. It’s an introduction to Bane, and a taste of the rest of the film.
He should also have added that you can still get the price of a movie ticket refunded if you leave within the first ten minutes of a showing, meaning that you Nolan acolytes need not unnecessarily line the pockets of Cruise and company.
Aside from these relatively non-committal words from the DKR’s director, there has also been a fresh casting rumour circulating: the suggestion is that Ellen Page’s name has been spotted on a trailer on the set of the movie, and that she is in fact down to play the role of Barbara Gordon, daughter of Commissioner Jim, and Batgirl no less to boot.
Sounds a bit fishy to me (remember that ‘complete script leak’ with Black Mask and Deadshot as the baddies?), but Nolan does seem determined to crowbar his entire Inception cast into the Batman films so there could be something in it. Anyway, while you decide on whether you think that rumour’s a crock of raspberries or not, check out the new pictures below.
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