Jonathan Nolan Comments On Leaked The Dark Knight Rises Set Photos!

Jonathan Nolan Comments On Leaked <i>The Dark Knight Rises</i> Set Photos!

The screenwriter comments on what it was like to see all of the leaked photos and footage being uploaded online, teasing the huge scale of TDKR and revealing that what we've seen doesn't even begin to cover what Chris has in store for us...

Talking to IGN Movies, The Dark Knight Rises screenwriter Jonathan Nolan has revealed what it was like to see all of the leaked set photos and footage from the movie (which is directed by his brother in case you didn't realize - the clue is in the surname!) on the web, while also sharing his thoughts on the people uploading them, and the scale of the highly anticipated DC Comics adaptation.

"It was great because we were working [on Person of Interest]. So that was the only way I was able to get down to set was to watch it on YouTube!"

"Yeah, I think the goal with those movies is just to make something so...You know, Chris loves to shoot on these IMAX cameras, these massive cameras. As soon as you release something in the theaters, like a trailer, people go in and they record it with their iPhone or a camera, and they put it online. But when we first released that IMAX prologue for The Dark Knight, the image was so big that no one could record the whole thing with their camera. So you have one YouTube video of the top half of it and another YouTube video of the bottom half."

"I think the goal with those movies and the thing that Chris is doing and just kicking ass with is making a movie so big that you couldn't possibly fit all of it. Even in tiny little pieces, you still wouldn't get a sense of the scale of it. I saw a little bit the other day, and the scale is just vast."

There's much more to be found over at the site, so be sure to click on the link below where you'll also find an interview with Nolan about his new CBS TV series, Person of Interest.


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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BatmanWayne - 9/29/2011, 4:23 PM
Wow....... 2012 movie of the year!! Or maybe years!!!
headlopper - 9/29/2011, 4:26 PM
He's not even pissed; I thought he/they would be. Wow, seems like a pretty chill guy. Good group of people.
nowtheresaBATman - 9/29/2011, 4:31 PM
"and the scale is just vast" I'll take his word for it.
PaulRom - 9/29/2011, 4:32 PM
Yup, this movie will own.
marvel72 - 9/29/2011, 4:33 PM
well when i watch it,it'll be on a normal size screen at the cinema or my lap top.
TheQuestion - 9/29/2011, 4:44 PM
Interesting thing about "Jonah" as Chris calls him, is that he grew up more in the States while Chris lived more in England. Jonathan doesn't speak with an English accent and is a little less refined than his big brother. I met him along with Chris and Wally Pfister on the set of TDK. These guys are all chill and really nice. I got nothing but respect for them.
headlopper - 9/29/2011, 4:51 PM
@TheQuestion- Ahh , I knew I got the right impression of him. Good inside info.
As for what these gents might have in store for us that can make the leaked photos pale in comparison, I got one word...GODZILLA!!!
GodzillaKart - 9/29/2011, 4:53 PM
You called? Good attitude, because leaked stuff will continue to happen and it will never compare to the movie experience.

I expect TDKR to be better than BB but below TDK. In other words, a better than average movie.
headlopper - 9/29/2011, 5:00 PM
Yeah, it's all about post production. These guy's are tech geniuses and artists. When they get done perfecting the raw footage, it will be epic...and then GODZILLA trashes Gotham- super epic!
RorMachine - 9/29/2011, 5:04 PM
Catwoman.. looks like shit and is miscast

Bane.. looks like shit and is miscast

Batman.. Same old, same old.

JGL.. Is a cop, and is miscast as a cop.

Miranda Tate.. Obviously Talia... worst kept secret ever.

The Bat-Wing.. Looks like shit.

Everything is in daylight...

I mean.. umm, what the [frick] is epic here.

All your personal opinion though. I disagree with every statement and I have his previous movies to back me up. So I'm very happy with how it's shaping up and I'm sure i'll love may not. They are set many times to people have to be proven wrong before they learn to wait and see what the movie will ACTUALLY be like? I mean look at the Avengers. Is that movie going to be about a bunch of wax work action figures pulling rape faces? Of course it isn't..but by the set pics and marketing that sure seems to be the impression. I laugh my ass of every time I read a Cap article full of praise for how great the movie was. Anyone remember when Chris Evans was first cast?

"Shit, it'l be shit, he's the human torch, [frick] you Marvel, he can't act, he's miscast, ARGGGHHHHHHH"
headlopper - 9/29/2011, 5:07 PM
^^^right. It's all about post production.
Greengo - 9/29/2011, 5:08 PM
Well, his scale reference, he is clearly eluding to the fact Killer Croc will be a villain in this move.
Greengo - 9/29/2011, 5:08 PM
NOLANITE - 9/29/2011, 5:09 PM
Well turdy nows your chance to trash this movie. Lol
I believe what he's saying. We don't know shit about this movie. He isn't worried because when he is alone he laughs at all of us for not knowing. I think w the cast at hand this movie will be epic.
Greengo - 9/29/2011, 5:10 PM
I thought he was commenting on leaked photos?
GodzillaKart - 9/29/2011, 5:11 PM
@RorMachine: Your last post confused me. What do you really think? Because:

Catwoman was miscast.
Batman was miscast.
Captain America was miscast.
Bane was probably miscast, I'll wait and see.
Gordon was perfectly cast.

Does a miscasting ruin a film? Absolutely not. BB, TDK and CATFA were all good films.

However, all could have been better with better casting.
LucasMend - 9/29/2011, 5:11 PM
@Ror I couldn't had said it better!
I find hilarious when people say bad shit about a movie by only having the set pics
Greengo - 9/29/2011, 5:12 PM
According to the article titles anyways. Photos heh heh heh. Video baby
MarkV - 9/29/2011, 5:16 PM
I am digging Ror's avatar, LOL.
Vital - 9/29/2011, 5:17 PM
I have no idea what he (Jon Nolan) is talking about lol.
RorMachine - 9/29/2011, 5:18 PM
Yeah obviously we get some type of opinion formed by set pics but my point is that it's nearly always proven wrong because we are not seeing the final vision. So maybe Catwoman could have looked better..ok definitely could have, Bane I'm ok with..what I have heard from the plot sounds awesome. I've just learned not to judge until at least a full trailer. I also thought that little teaser was fantastic despite reusing footage. Yeah Spidey 3 was a bit of a freak of nature though, its very rare a director will [frick] up like that. Although I actually didn't think it was that bad anyway! Also Raimi has a few stinkers before that, I don't personally think Nolan has ever made a film I didn't at least like, most I loved so I really can't see why he would suddenly disappoint me now.
headlopper - 9/29/2011, 5:18 PM
And remember, the sound track adds a whole new dimension to the film.( it might help if you look at the set photos while listening to Richard Wagners 'Ride of the Valkyries')
Greengo - 9/29/2011, 5:21 PM
I never heard of Sam Raimi until Spiderman. Apparently Raimi likes to wear suits.

I first heard of Chris Nolan when I saw Momento, which is in my top ten. So is TDK.

I am cautiously optimistic about Whedin. Some of his comments aren't very reassuring. But I have faith.

That faith is based on nothing but fondness of the characters not the directors record which is by no means comperable to Nolan's.

Those twp guys are Apples and Oranges. I don't know why I capitalised that.

headlopper - 9/29/2011, 5:26 PM
@ncreb- John Hughes...good one!
Greengo - 9/29/2011, 5:27 PM
Lmao Headlopper : )
DCnerd46 - 9/29/2011, 5:32 PM
My expectations for this movie are getting lower and lower . . . the last movie was so overrated. DC needs to reboot the franchise & make it faithful to the comics, like what Marc Webb is doing w/ Spider-Man. Nolan needs to stick to his Inceptiony stuff.
GodzillaKart - 9/29/2011, 5:34 PM
@RorMachine: "Nolan has ever made a film I didn't at least like, most I loved so I really can't see why he would suddenly disappoint me now"

I couldn't agree with this comment more. Personally, I think BB was Nolan's worst film by far, but if TDKR is on the same level, I'll enjoy it.
GodzillaKart - 9/29/2011, 5:35 PM
@ncreb: Great clip, but I don't see the connection between right wing hypocritical nut jobs and Nolan haters.
headlopper - 9/29/2011, 5:38 PM
Times I've played Richard Wagners 'Ride of the Valkyries' on my MP3 for inspiration:
1)In the 10 items or less line and a customer has 18:She ran out the store and left the groceries on the belt.
2)I'm constipated: works every time!
3)Someone stole my parking space: Still living down that misdemeanor.
4)Watching the 'Green Lantern' movie: Played it mid-way through; first time I ever got kicked out of a theater.
It's the power of music!
alucard365 - 9/29/2011, 5:43 PM
people are confusing personal opinions with facts.
Zordan - 9/29/2011, 5:49 PM
GodzillaKart - 9/29/2011, 5:49 PM
@alucard365: You make a good point...but it becomes cloudy for people like myself whose opinions are so perfect as to be fact in an operational sense.
GodzillaKart - 9/29/2011, 5:51 PM
@batmanfromserbia: push that mute button. They try to hide it but it is there.
GodzillaKart - 9/29/2011, 5:52 PM
@Intruder: It stands about three feet away from a big pile of "who cares?".
GodzillaKart - 9/29/2011, 5:57 PM
@Intruder: Hey! I care about Ghost Rider 2! Anyway, I said it was three feet away, so yes! I care...kinda.
GodzillaKart - 9/29/2011, 5:58 PM
Honestly, I think the movies have been good. I think Bale has been shit from scene one. And I'm kinda bored with Batman in general.
stevepants - 9/29/2011, 6:03 PM
honestly, no one has seen enough to make any kind of valid judgement. We've seen what...a few 3 minute vids from maybe 4 different scenes overall..and multiple stills from those same shots. No way to make a call on whether or not this will be a good movie. I don't f****** care what the costumes look like in these shots...lets wait until the movie.
RorMachine - 9/29/2011, 6:06 PM
ha, nobody can convince you..maybe a new trailer will. If you only think he's an average film maker and just liked his Bat movies then why would you be amped up? Like I said he hasn't put a foot wrong so far for me. I'll admit that some of the set pics..surprised me. But I just know not to trust em. We never saw a think like that from TDK or BB, had we we may have all been up in arms too. In this day and age there just isn't any privacy for film makers..which is great for me!
GodzillaKart - 9/29/2011, 6:14 PM
@RorMachine: True, but there is also the fact the the one TDKR teaser may have been the worst trailer in mainstream movie history. It was actually curious how bad it was.
GodzillaKart - 9/29/2011, 6:15 PM
@Intruder: The "kraken mask" isn't the problem...we just have to see Bane get big. Who knows, it could happen and be all CGI so we would never see a leaked shot.
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