Christopher Nolan And Christian Bale Comment Briefly On Filming TDKR In New York

Talking to Empire Magazine, Christian Bale comments on avoiding accidentally taking out the paparazzi while facing off against hundreds of extras as Batman, while director Christopher Nolan praises the Big Apple as a fill-in Gotham.

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By Josh Wilding - 12/17/2011


"It's just impossible to stop people," said Christian Bale of the many fans and photographers who turned up on the streets on New York City to catch a glimpse of The Dark Knight Rises being filmed back in October. "I mean, we were doing rehearsals over there and it's like, 'Oh, I can't just punch that guy 'cause he's a paparazzi, he's not an extra.'"

Director Christopher Nolan meanwhile didn't comment on the intrusive presence of the paparazzi, but did however make a point of highlighting just how useful an experience it was to film on the streets of the Big Apple. "The jumping off point for me with taking on Batman in the first place was that if you could make believe in the reality of what they're seeing, then the story has unbelievable power," he said. "And shooting in New York with New York faces there...that's a big part if it.


STARRING:

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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Source: Empire Online
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HellsHammer - 12/17/2011, 10:30 AM
Bale can punch anyone he wants.
HellsHammer - 12/17/2011, 10:32 AM
Bale is one of my favorite actors. Hes a fresh guy:
superotherside - 12/17/2011, 10:44 AM
Cool. I've always liked Bale's Batman. Can't wait till TDKR!
Minotauro - 12/17/2011, 10:59 AM
This is already gonna do better than the avengers and tasm. Cant wait.
SHHH - 12/17/2011, 10:59 AM
AvalonKnight - 12/17/2011, 11:08 AM
Thats a better reaction then when i show my batwing.
superbatspiderman - 12/17/2011, 11:17 AM
Why does everyone want to destroy Gotham? What has it done to anyone?

"when Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die"-Bane. That is such a spine tingling quote.
superbatspiderman - 12/17/2011, 11:17 AM
Bane sounds like a cross bewteen Hannibal Lector and Darth Vader.
BigK1337 - 12/17/2011, 11:20 AM
Thoguh I think the Avengers quinjet looks better by comparission, I do find it interesting how Nolan takes on the Batwing.

After all, I think this video is something I (and unfortunately every other blind Nolanite) think of Nolan when he does these movies (wait till the singing part comes up, the song reflects Nolan as a whole):
SHHH - 12/17/2011, 11:32 AM
Bane Sounds Like The Love Child Of Sean Connery And Darth Vader....
Tajin88 - 12/17/2011, 11:38 AM
I personally think the TDK Trailer is better but this one isnt bad at all. But the Prologue with Bane is definitely better. The cool thing about the "kidnapping" is that not only Bane dusts them all into dust, he also takes 3 million from them before crashing the plane.
AsianVersionOfET - 12/17/2011, 11:38 AM
"...but no one cared who I was until I put on the mask..."
Tajin88 - 12/17/2011, 11:43 AM
*crushes them into dust
TheDetectiveComicRises - 12/17/2011, 11:50 AM
Bale is a Bada** Batman/Bruce Wayne I luv it! Nolan is best director out currently 2day I will miss their Batman but gr8t to have it always in the DC Universe!
headlopper - 12/17/2011, 12:09 PM
That's the problem with society today- you just can't up and punch somebody without getting sued.

Ahh well, maybe it's better that way. Still it would be nice to make a holiday called " Punch the person in the face day" . One punch, one person that one special day a year!

People can get drunk "Punch the person in the face day" eve and maybe wear cosplay costumes of their favorite hero...

I'm just wondering how many lawyers would get punched in the face on " Punch the person in the face day".
BigK1337 - 12/17/2011, 12:25 PM
@headlopper
I think for lawyers you get to punch them 5 times in the face, seeing these guys always strife off on cases of assaults. That is, if that holiday exists.

Either way, the media will exploit it by promoting products like gauntlets, boxing gloves, brass knuckles and Wolverine claws.
DioFoRio - 12/17/2011, 12:44 PM
lol That vid of Tarrintino was AWESOME!!! Hope Batman is Batman still by the end of the film....there is no reason to scrap everything that has come before. They can just continue the story.
headlopper - 12/17/2011, 12:45 PM
@BigK1337- So what you're saying is the holiday will result in MORE law suits.

The we need to compensate by making another holiday...

" Punch a lawyer in the face five times if he tries to sue somebody for punching another in the face with gauntlets, boxing gloves,brass knuckles or Wolverine claws on 'Punch the person in the faces' day".

There , we fixed it. We win!
BigK1337 - 12/17/2011, 1:27 PM
@headlopper

No, I am saying that on that holiday the lawyers SHOULD be punched in the face 5 times for strifing off lawsuits on assault all the time. It is simply poetic justice.

BigK1337 - 12/17/2011, 1:30 PM
@headlopper

Also, I mention that the media and stores will exploit "Punch A Person In the Face" Day by selling products of brass knuckles, gauntlets, boxing gloves and Wolverine Claws; it is a joke on other holidays like Easter, Halloween and Christmas
comicbookjerk - 12/17/2011, 1:32 PM
Christian Bales clearly a huge asshole!
HKFanatic - 12/17/2011, 1:52 PM
I used to think Bale was probably a dick but then I saw that video of him singing the Power Puff Girls theme.
Supes17 - 12/17/2011, 2:08 PM
headlopper - 12/17/2011, 2:23 PM
@BigK1337- I get the twist- nice one!

Now that that's settled, I'd like everybody on this site to contact their local political Representative and start petitioning for the much anticipated holiday- which will be even bigger than CHRISTMAS-!, "Punch a person in the face day" ( not to be confused which "Kick a douche-bag in the balls day) and get this holiday made official! YEAH!!!
BenjaminTriforce - 12/17/2011, 2:45 PM
Sucks how one incident can forever taint the public's perception. Example: A philanthropist donates millions to charity and lives an outstanding life, but is one day caught making love to a sheep. Despite all his good deeds and charity, he will forever be remembered as a sheep f***er

I'm a Bale sympathizer (we have the same birthdays, but that's aside the point). Even tho I leaked set photos from Heinz Field, I understand Bale's point (which was clearly meant to be humorous). Must be annoying to constantly deal with paparazzi.
HAQ - 12/17/2011, 3:02 PM
Bane's voice... goddamn... that's gotta be the eeriest shit since Vader.
rocky - 12/17/2011, 3:10 PM
Hey Nolan just took a dump, how come there's no report on that yet?
flames809 - 12/17/2011, 3:29 PM
the beginning is awesome still wondering if bane gets big.
BillyBatson1000 - 12/17/2011, 3:51 PM
Supes you were obviously excited watching the film - couldn't you have tried to contain yourself?
Supes17 - 12/17/2011, 4:24 PM
lmao I tried. Sorry for interrupting by yelling "[frick]!" everytime I got excited :p
InFamouslyCool - 12/17/2011, 9:06 PM
Nolan cant do any wrong.
NeoBaggins - 12/18/2011, 11:25 AM
Bane is a boss. Awesome villain. We can't wait.
NeoBaggins - 12/19/2011, 1:22 AM
"U cannot compare Bane to the greatest villian alive, Vader"

Oh, you didn't get the memo?

SPEEDOFLIGHT - 12/21/2011, 5:55 AM
if tarantino took over the bat-franchise he would own it

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