Gary Oldman Teases The "Epic" Conclusion Of The Batman Trilogy In The Dark Knight Rises!
Talking to MTV News while promoting the US release of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Gary Oldman has commented on the highly anticipated third and final Batman movie from director Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises. "I will say this: There's a conclusion. He touches on the first [film] and weaves it in. It resolves. I think it's a trilogy. It's just great. The story is terrific. It is just epic."
The actor discusses Christopher Nolan's decision to use a villain like Bane in The Dark Knight Rises and promises an "epic" conclusion which weaves together story elements from Batman Begins...
"I think it was smart of Chris to go with a lesser-known villain rather than — because Heath's performance, first of all, we love the Joker in Batman," he revealed when quizzed about how Tom Hardy's Bane will match up to the iconic villain seen in the 2008 movie. "Heath's performance was so dazzling that you got to think, 'How the hell do I top it?' Instead of going for Riddler, instead of going for Penguin, he's gone a slightly different way with the story."
And while you may think the main motivation behind Christopher Nolan making a third Batman movie was money after the huge success of The Dark Knight, think again says Oldman. "I think [Nolan's] got enough smarts and enough class. I know this much about Chris Nolan: He wouldn't make a third for the sake of it."
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra's Al Ghul
RELEASE DATE: July 20th, 2012
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