Christian Bale Talks About Bringing Batman Into The Light In THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Christian Bale shares his thoughts on Batman being featured in daylight scenes in The Dark Knight Rises, as well as the epic Wall Street battle, working with Tom Hardy and never taking off the cowl.
Talking to Empire Magazine, Christian Bale has commented on what it was like to bring the Caped Crusader out of the shadows and into the light in The Dark Knight Rises. "It was very strange to start with. We had the idea of intimidation and the mystery being successful in the dark. And so it did feel odd to be outside quite so much. But obviously I got used to that. We kinda mad a deal right when we first made Batman Begins; me and Chris said, 'Let's just not let people see Batman half-dressed. It's just not a good idea.' Batman should be Batman and that's it. He should always be defined and complete and let's not ruin that experience for people."
"With a crowd that big you can't really control it completely," he said when talk turned to the epic battle which sees Batman and the GCPD facing off against Bane and his band of mercenaries on the streets of Gotham. "It's impossible. Shit's gonna happen. So I see there's a wall of guys right there. They're not meant to be there. Because I'm about to throw this guys there, you know? And I had to kinda go, 'Do I? Don't I? Alright they're up for it...' I went back and checked on them afterwards and they were all fine. But those are kinda happy accidents which you can't fake because there really was a guy flying through the air who knocked them all down!"
As for his co-star Tom Hardy, Bale once again had nothing buy good things to say about the man behind the villain who might just "Break the Bat" in the upcoming threequel. "Tom is phenomenal. He's an extraordinary actor. I I were a director I would want Tom to be in my movies. He knows his shit. But it's a funny distance that you have in these movies, literally, by being cocooned by a cowl. I don't truly feel like I've worked with Gary Oldman, even though we've done three movies together. I don't really feel like I've worked with Gary because I'm here in this darkness ever time. And likewise with Tom, we're both behind these masks. He's feeling that isolation as well. It's a strange feeling. So we agreed after this we'd like to work with each other on something one day!"
Be sure to pick up that latest issue of Empire Magazine to hear much more from Bale on The Dark Knight Rises.
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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