Gary Oldman Discusses Christopher Nolan's Decision To Direct A Third Batman Movie!

The actor talks revealingly about the director's decision to direct The Dark Knight Rises, comments on the huge amount of secrecy surrounding the scripts last three pages and more...

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By Josh Wilding - 9/18/2011
In an interview conducted this week with various news organisations during promotion for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the actor also commented on the secrecy surrounding the script...while we've already heard just how careful Christopher Nolan is being with The Dark Knight Rises story details, it sounds like something pretty major happens in the last three pages! Here is an excerpt courtesy of Winnipeg Free Press.

"Christopher doesn't want anyone to ruin it and I completely understand that. The newer people on the film go to his office to read the script. They sent mine out, but it had to be hand delivered directly to me and nobody else. And the final few pages were missing. I went along and talked to Christopher and in person about the ending. Then I locked it away in my head."


We've seen a partial transcript of the following video, but here are his thoughts on Christopher Nolan's decision to direct a third (and possibly final) Batman movie courtesy of the guys over at Love Film.

Head to the 2:35 mark for talk of The Dark Knight Rises.



Wondering what the fuss over Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is all about? Well, here's the trailer for that as well! There's already been talk of Oldman getting an Oscar for his role, while it also stars fellow TDKR actor, Tom Hardy. (aka Bane) It's out now in the UK, and will hit the big screen in the US this December.



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: Love Film
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WesleyGibson - 9/18/2011, 2:51 AM
I still want to see GR2 and TASM more than this. but as this article goes, I cannot wait to see what Nolan's got in store for the ending.
TheManWithoutFear - 9/18/2011, 2:53 AM
Bane breaks the Batman!
Braveheart - 9/18/2011, 2:56 AM
Saw Tinker, Tailor and Gary is great in it but the film itself is very slow on stop. Good film but might not be everybody's cup of tea! Gary should get an Oscar nomination at the very least! Might win for TDKR you never know!!
whoa123 - 9/18/2011, 3:19 AM
I really want to watch Tinker, Tailor!!
DEATHbyEXILE - 9/18/2011, 4:04 AM
WesleyGibson - 9/18/2011, 4:23 AM
@Hammersolo-
I enjoy many story oriented films like Godfather, Redbelt, Walk the line, and Butterfly effect, just to name a few. So yeah man I get what you are trying to point out, I'm on the same page as you.
HAQ - 9/18/2011, 4:41 AM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*shivers*
LEEE777 - 9/18/2011, 4:57 AM
I can't see this touching TDK at all, but I hope its good being his last.

Bring it on!
CreshernThershPlern - 9/18/2011, 5:06 AM
What a fantastic interview, what a fantastic actor, and what an awesome guy! Can't wait for this TTSP, Oldman is always brilliant.
mpk1988 - 9/18/2011, 6:08 AM
Great actor.. TDKR will be a great story.. Pretty sure Nolan will make it interesting.. Just wish Batman's growth had continued like in BB..

Cant wait to see tinker tailor.. Always been a fan of Le carre's work.. they should definitely do the trilogy..

@hammersolo: really??? u think thats all Marvel fanboys like.. wutever made u say dat??? r u like retarded or something???.. Do u know all of them personally????
ur the perfect example of a DC douche..

marvel Fanboys like Interesting stories.. Not campy junk like GL.. stuff blown up.. pfft.. idiots like you always have to talk bullshit..
VIRILEMAN - 9/18/2011, 6:11 AM
Bane gets ahold of Wayne Tech, and by Wayne Tech I mean a Tumbler among other things, Bane works for the League of Shadows, Aaron Eckhart is in the film, Bane throws Batman off a building, Bane kills the Mayor, and half the city dresses up like Batman after they've had enough with the crime at the end.

I'm telling you guys, my friend is an extra. They even gave him some lines and called him back after the shoot in Pittsburgh . He played a merc that worked side by side with Tom Hardy.
VIRILEMAN - 9/18/2011, 6:12 AM
And for the record I nor he knows if Aaron Eckhart shows up as Two Face or if they filmed a scene that will be a flash back. All he knows if that Aaron Eckhart IS in the film.
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 9/18/2011, 6:44 AM
Gary Oldman is one of my favourite actors of all time! Even the bad films he's done (Lost in Space) he has been amazing in! An amazing talent and worthy of an Oscar!
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 9/18/2011, 6:48 AM
@ VIRILEMAN - Your synopsis sounds exactly the same as The Three Amigos! Excellent!

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Tainted87 - 9/18/2011, 7:03 AM
Love Gary Oldman.
But I really don't care about Nolan's "decision" (as if it were some great deliberation) to make another Batman movie. Who wouldn't want to? I think everyone on here would love to in some capacity be part of a Batman movie, at least in their minds. To be directing one, sure there's a lot of pressure, but come on, what an honor.
MaddMonkk - 9/18/2011, 7:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJh_EUrEAZg
TheAmazingSpiderMan47 - 9/18/2011, 7:56 AM
commish gordon needs to shoot someone in TDKR
NOLANITE - 9/18/2011, 8:19 AM
@virileman your lil bedtime story is just as true as a unicorn rolling up to a Sonics drive thru w roller skates. Your lies will redeem you un worthy to post on this site.
95 - 9/18/2011, 9:11 AM
Wow, we can't appreciate a filmmaker who takes his projects beyond that of a normal filmmaker? Nolan's team is passionate about their work. They have ELEVATED modern day cinema. Where both strong, complex stories mix with MARVELOUS action sequences. Nolan's Batman films are true marvels. Unlike many, Nolan approaches his work with a philosophical view, for 'The Dark Knight Rises', it was the notion of ending the Bruce Wayne story. Let's appreciate a filmmaker and his team of talent for his contributions to the future of cinema and comic book adaptions, forever.
Tainted87 - 9/18/2011, 9:25 AM
Errrr, sure, Nolan's Batman movies are good, but that's it for me...
MarkV - 9/18/2011, 10:18 AM
That remake of Tinker Tailor looks aces!
TheRaven20 - 9/18/2011, 11:58 AM
Batman is going to either die or hang up the mantle, I wouldn't be that mad if it was the later, but Nolan's batman has barely been around. I really hope it just ends with him continuing his role as batman and on good terms with gotham. If Batman is kille I will be seriously angry especially with no robin or nightwing to take his place! Any way I think the endign will be extremely shocking.
MovieMaster - 9/18/2011, 12:05 PM
@VIRILEMAN- hmm, if what you said is true then that's taking heavily from the dark knight returns and bane will be a type of 'mutant leader' in the film, as in the comic the mutant leader bit the mayor's head off. i kind of believe you because it fits in with what we've heard so far, except for the dent part. that could still happen, but i remain skeptical
smokahontas - 9/18/2011, 12:18 PM
(crossing fingers) please show the joker... please please.. pleeeeaaase...

also @ VIRILEMAN let's hope not, that sounds a ton like V for Vendetta and i think Nolan has more originality than that, stealing other comic/film plots. too lazy to be the big Nolan surprise ending
mpk1988 - 9/18/2011, 1:45 PM
@ hammersolo: when did I say I dint like BB or TDK???? did u hear me say that?? again??? u r either on meds or a total retard.. dint you get wut was written??/ cant u understand english???

U dont get the point and you rant of on unnecessary things.. whine more douche bag
Bladezer0 - 9/18/2011, 2:04 PM
Superman will show up! Mark my words!
Vital - 9/18/2011, 9:59 PM
@Blade, that would top any surprise ending lol!

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