Gary Oldman Teases The "Epic" Conclusion Of The Batman Trilogy In The Dark Knight Rises!

Gary Oldman Teases The "Epic" Conclusion Of The Batman Trilogy In <i>The Dark Knight Rises</i>!

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...

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."

"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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Filed Under "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises" 11/21/2011 Source: MTV News
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blvdnoise - 11/21/2011, 12:57 PM
RunDTC - 11/21/2011, 12:59 PM
they sure do use epic to describe this film A LOT
Boyle360 - 11/21/2011, 1:01 PM
Can someone please get this on YouTube so us non-US people can watch it?
SuperSpiderMan5778 - 11/21/2011, 1:02 PM
it will bomb OH YES it will bomb
alucard365 - 11/21/2011, 1:04 PM
Gnyah123 - 11/21/2011, 1:08 PM
well now we know batman wont die since he said that about batman haha
boyblunder - 11/21/2011, 1:14 PM
Superspidermam5778 you are a du,b peice of shit
headlopper - 11/21/2011, 1:15 PM
Nolan for Prime Minister!(and I'm American)
mattattack - 11/21/2011, 1:25 PM
I believe in Nolan and his team. We have an amazing cast and a stellar production team. Do you guys really think its going to suck? That's rediculous. Wait for the trailer.

Will it top TDK? I doubt it but hopefully. It will be better than BB for sure.
JoshWilding - 11/21/2011, 1:31 PM
Thanks for the heads up blvdnoise. The right video should now be up. :)
JBM - 11/21/2011, 1:33 PM
it'll be an epic fail -- that braveheart scene where there's a war on the streets of gotham is so stupid... i hate how nolan jams extras into the movie and makes them key to the plot.... they look like hollywood actors, not gotham citizens
blvdnoise - 11/21/2011, 1:44 PM
No problem.. Good find! Can not wait for this flick!!
QuiLL13 - 11/21/2011, 1:50 PM
the movie will be awesome
dmm5 - 11/21/2011, 2:03 PM
Really pumped up for this :D
Borgey - 11/21/2011, 2:09 PM
I second @BoyBlunder's comment, @Superspiderman5778 you are an ignorant disgrace to this website and have no idea what you are talking about.
dahamma - 11/21/2011, 2:29 PM
him, Ledger and Freeman are the Best actors in the whole trilogy
superbatspiderman - 11/21/2011, 2:33 PM
Gary Oldman is a classy guy and a great actor. He seems kind of boring when he talks though. I honestly can't wait for The Dark Knight Rises. Please don't make Akira though that would terrible.
MrReese - 11/21/2011, 2:36 PM
i third @BoyBlunder's comment

i love how ppl trash this movie knowin God Damn well they'll 1st in line SHM & LMAO!!!
MrReese - 11/21/2011, 2:37 PM
ATOMbomb - 11/21/2011, 2:47 PM
My god I can't wait for this movie! It gives me a moner..mind boner! So excited!!BAIN!!!
GodzillaKart - 11/21/2011, 3:08 PM
Looking forward to this. I predict it will fall a bit short of TDK, but surly be better than BB, which wasn't that great.
jjmeylar - 11/21/2011, 3:21 PM
I'm tired of hearing about this film. It's going to be the suck almost as much as "Batman and Robin". Why? BECAUSE NOLAN AND GOYER DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO A PROPER INTERPRETATION OF A SINGLE BATMAN VILLAIN!!!!!!!! Ledger's Joker was a sick joke (no pun intended). I miss Schumacer! "Batman Forever" was the greatest "Batman" film I've ever seen.
soberchimera - 11/21/2011, 3:31 PM
PapaEmeritus - 11/21/2011, 3:41 PM
@jjmeylar, c'mon kid! That's your opinion, but i'm afraid to say that you're farting by your mouth. You're sounding like some Intruder's minion. Don't be so rebellious, son! LOL
heisei24 - 11/21/2011, 3:45 PM
too much 'EPIC' can destroy a movie,you know
Ranger14 - 11/21/2011, 4:02 PM
"how is Bane lesser known??"

I had to laugh at that one too.
Dragon316ca - 11/21/2011, 4:23 PM
@jjmeylar: Go get a Director's degree and make a Batman film of your own. Problem solved.
NeoBaggins - 11/21/2011, 4:32 PM
@Ranger14 No one knows who Bane is. The geek community flatters themselves. There's a bigger audience.
SonOfStarKiller - 11/21/2011, 5:26 PM
@Ranger- Names like The Joker, Riddler, and Penguin are well known in pop culture and to the general audience. Us comicbook fanboys, who are not really considered the general audience, know the Bane character much better than the average viewer. So yeah, I get what Oldman was saying.
jjmeylar - 11/21/2011, 5:28 PM
@Ranger: Likewise.
Batman72012 - 11/21/2011, 6:30 PM
@jjmeylar Kid,go eat some double stuf oreos,turn on r.kelly's "gotham city",and fantasize thinking about sucking on Kilmer's supple Bat-Nipples,ok? K :)
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 11/21/2011, 7:37 PM
To the average person, he is lesser known.
To us comic book fans, he is
dougrobinson3 - 11/21/2011, 8:01 PM
Every bit of news that comes out reveals more and more haters.
msgtutka - 11/21/2011, 8:19 PM
Sooo many reports about how everything will tie into the first movie. The only thing I can think of is that the whole 3 movie set is a dream that young Bruce composed in his mind after falling into the well/shaft after his parents were murdered. It was all a dream of a young boy. Alfred will rescue him and all three movies become motivation him to pursue the premonition of the Batman.
msgtutka - 11/21/2011, 8:38 PM
Dont doubt it. Bruce Wayne, Bob Kane. This is all about the character the Bob brought to us. Batman could be his alter ego. The young boy that fell into the well could be Bob Kane. This could all pay homage to Bob Kane and have everything be about the whole creative process that developed Batman. That tie in would have all comic geeks orgasm in the theaters if this was the "full circle" we are promised.
msgtutka - 11/21/2011, 8:40 PM
Think about it. Just as Bane is delivering a death blow, just like a dream when you jerk awake.....young Bruce wakes up in the cavern with Alfred shaking him awake to only find that the 3 movies were just a dream.
NeoBaggins - 11/21/2011, 9:26 PM
These are the sickest CBM's ever. Nolan's films play out like gritty graphic novels.
Treebeard - 11/21/2011, 9:40 PM
i can't wait to see everyone who says this movie will bomb, or is shit, or it sucks dick, kiss my ASS when i say I TOLD YOU SO MOTHER [frick]ER!
EarOne - 11/21/2011, 11:01 PM
yeah, but after Heath's Joker, he SHOULD try to top it off, ESPECIALLY..if he wants tdkR to TOP TDK at the box office.

he SHOULD attempt another casting coup with unexpected actor playing a more well known bat-villain.
Minghagz - 11/21/2011, 11:03 PM
@NeoBaggins & @Strange1

I've always wanted a real gritty Batman movie after watching how shitty Batman and Robin was. When Nolan came around and delivered what I had always wanted; I became very content. I'm very satisfied with what he has come out with so far. It also has helped CBMs become more accepting to the general public which is definitely awesome as well.
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