DARK KNIGHT Star Gary Oldman On BATMAN v SUPERMAN: "It's Got Big Shoes To Fill"

Gary Oldman ("Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"), who played Commissioner Jim Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s magnificent Batman trilogy expressed some doubts about Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Hit the jump to check it out.

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By nailbiter111 - 7/14/2014
Yahoo UK chatted with Gary Oldman while he was doing press for 20th Century Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. During the discussion the actor was asked to share his thoughts on Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as Oldman has a bit of experience with making comic book movies as he played Jim Gordon in Christopher Nolan's epic Batman trilogy.

“They want to keep it going. Of course they do. But, it’s Superman yeah? Batman and Superman together? We shall see. The thing about Nolan, there was some grounding of reality to it. In our trilogy, and as fantastical and as big as The Joker was, it was based [on reality]… we could relate to it. But now we’ve got a Batman and we’ve got a guy who can fly who’s an alien?! We’ll have to see…It’s got big shoes to fill." - Gary Oldman

BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE - Zack Snyder will direct. It's written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. The film stars: Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The cast also includes: Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. Will arrive in theaters May 6, 2016.
Source: uk.yahoo.com
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Snooper - 7/14/2014, 12:50 PM
Gary Oldman confirmed for Dr. Doom.
LTTOBTS - 7/14/2014, 12:51 PM
The Dark Knight was based on reality? Yep, I just saw Batman glide past my window. Oh, and there goes his Batmobile.
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/14/2014, 12:51 PM
Good for you Oldman...
JoeMomma29 - 7/14/2014, 12:52 PM
@ LTTOBTS

LMAO!!!!!!!
SuperCat - 7/14/2014, 12:54 PM
"...a guy who can fly who's an alien?!"

It's a CBM, Gary.
Nomis - 7/14/2014, 12:54 PM
Why don't Gary Oldman have an Oscar?
Sipprelle - 7/14/2014, 12:54 PM
Wow, the article just got posted and @LTTOBTS is already butthurt hahaha. Oldman's comments aren't unfounded, but I think it would be more difficult to introduce Superman to The Dark Knight trilogy than Batman to The Man of Steel Universe.
Doopie - 7/14/2014, 12:54 PM
Pretty sure it'll fill the shoes. At least I hope
yossarian - 7/14/2014, 12:57 PM
I'm skeptical about my GF and her ability to think.

MexicanChinman - 7/14/2014, 12:57 PM
@Nomis, because the world is [frick]ed up.

thewonderer - 7/14/2014, 12:57 PM
Again with the simple minded misinterpreting "reality" in these movies.

The motivations, the inspirations, the story, the development is what we relate to. The TDK trilogy aimed to have a realistic TONE. What would be the actual mindset, feelings, and consequences of a story like this?

In such a way Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes are based in reality. They try to give a sound explanation to very absurd subject matter.

Learn what words in context mean LTTOBTS.
batz11 - 7/14/2014, 12:58 PM
Why do movies, especially cbms, need to be relatable? Hate when people say that...
MsDarkPhoenix - 7/14/2014, 12:58 PM
So Batman is real, Superman is fake? That's racist towards aliens...
themidnightking - 7/14/2014, 12:58 PM
I have faith that Snyder could pull it off. Maybe we could actually see Batman actually do crazy ass shit unlike Nolan's Trilogy (No disrespect to Nolan, but you have to admit that he grounded the franchise too much.)
BatManiac - 7/14/2014, 12:58 PM
I can't wait for Dawn of Justice, but I HIGHLY doubt it's going to be as great as The Dark Knight & The Dark Knight Rises.
MexicanChinman - 7/14/2014, 12:58 PM
@yossarian, a Real-Doll doesn't count as a girlfriend.
MsDarkPhoenix - 7/14/2014, 12:59 PM
I'm skeptical about you being skeptical about your GF and her ability to think yoss.
yossarian - 7/14/2014, 12:59 PM
@mexican - hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
themidnightking - 7/14/2014, 1:00 PM
But DoJ better have some goddamn slo-mo!!!!!!!!!
thewonderer - 7/14/2014, 1:00 PM
@batz

Because when you throw out ALL sense of logic, your movie becomes completely soulless, terrible, and confusing. Case in point: the Transformers films.
MrCBM56 - 7/14/2014, 1:01 PM
I love when CBM's are relatable. Like, who doesn't want to relate to an alien from another galaxy with extreme super powers?! The nerve of some of you..
SauronsBANE - 7/14/2014, 1:01 PM
"The motivations, the inspirations, the story, the development is what we relate to. The TDK trilogy aimed to have a realistic TONE. What would be the actual mindset, feelings, and consequences of a story like this?"

THANK YOU. I wish more people would understand that. Nolan was never actually trying to make the Bat trilogy as realistic as possible in every sense of the word. That makes no sense. Batman himself is as unrealistic as you can get. Same goes for Scarecrow, Two-Face, Bane, etc etc etc.

Movies are simply never going to be as realistic or as logical as possible. Ever. I just made this comment on a separate thread, but I might as well post here too:

"Movies are inherently unrealistic and illogical, because that's exactly the point to them. If every movie ONLY did things in a logical, realistic way...they'd be terrible. TDK relies on the Joker being almost all-knowing with his plans and backup plans and all that. Is any of it realistic or logical? No way. But does it make for a thrilling, emotional, theme-heavy plot? Heck yeah!"
MrCBM56 - 7/14/2014, 1:01 PM
I'm skeptical about being skeptical because let's face it... I'm a dumbass.
AlphaAndDecima - 7/14/2014, 1:02 PM
But….this new Batman doesn't HAVE to try to "fill those shoes". It would be asinine to try to top what Christopher Nolan did, because what Nolan did was truly special to both the character of The Batman and for the superhero genre. This new Batman should be looked at on its own merits because it will be special on its own, imo.
MsDarkPhoenix - 7/14/2014, 1:02 PM
So yoss didn't deny MexSuperman's comment.... I'm skeptical now....
thewonderer - 7/14/2014, 1:03 PM
MrCBM

You relate to Clark's loneliness as the last of his kind. You relate to his journey of discovering his own path and becoming a someone he himself is proud of.

Themes of loneliness, of being trusted on to always do the right thing, of being good at something and sticking to it.

Never go full retard.
Doopie - 7/14/2014, 1:04 PM
damn it now I'm sceptical...I don't even know what about...which makes me very sceptical indeed
BatManiac - 7/14/2014, 1:04 PM
"The motivations, the inspirations, the story, the development is what we relate to. The TDK trilogy aimed to have a realistic TONE. What would be the actual mindset, feelings, and consequences of a story like this?

In such a way Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes are based in reality. They try to give a sound explanation to very absurd subject matter."


^ This!
MrCBM56 - 7/14/2014, 1:04 PM
I don't care what anyone say. It's me and my girl vs the world!

MrCBM56 - 7/14/2014, 1:05 PM
@thewonderer Yet only you would take that comment seriously. Give yourself a pat on the back, loner.
MexicanChinman - 7/14/2014, 1:06 PM
@MsDarkPhoenix, haha so true.
yossarian - 7/14/2014, 1:06 PM
@Phoenix - Neither is mutually exclusive really. Sometimes, she will blither on about whatverthehell and I just look at her thinking, "Really? Do I really want to listen to this for the next 40 years? Maybe I'll die in 5 and that is acceptable. But say, I stick around for 5 and I'm still alive...then what? I can't just leave her then. I'll be 40 then, and who wants to date a 40 year old Yoss? We already have a dog and I am not giving her up. [frick]. It's a trap is what it is. What is she even on about? I should raise an eyebrow. [frick]...that didn't work. Okay just say, 'Yeah...I mean...' and then let her continue. Sweet it worked. Seriously, is she going to keep complaining about this? Not only is it trivial it is easily solvable. She looks good in them yoga pants though."

That happens about 3-5 times per night.
charlie2094 - 7/14/2014, 1:06 PM
@wonderer

Pretty much what I was going to say. People misunderstand 'reality' all the time. It doesn't mean it can actually happened, but it's grounded and about as realistic as you can get, with real consequences, feelings and such. Just making it as relatable as possible, so people can really buy into it.

@batz

Every film needs to be relatable in some way, otherwise the entire film will fall apart. If people don't at all understand how a character feels for example, or their motivations, nothing else really matters. Doesn't matter who the character is, human, alien or otherwise, but people always need to relate to characters. Even a character like Superman, people would relate to aspects of his character, like struggling to find his place in the world, his loneliness, struggle to do the right thing and such. Things like that are crucial to a film
LEEE777 - 7/14/2014, 1:06 PM
Cant see him being better than BALE or KEATON, but the outfit looks awesome, might make up 4 it!

Nice pic LOL! ; D
DarkGrifter - 7/14/2014, 1:07 PM
It's a good thing Gary Oldman is here to remind us when a movie cannot be relatable and when it's okay for self-entitled celebrities to make anti-Semitic comments.
TheRationalNerd - 7/14/2014, 1:08 PM
I honestly loved the portrayal Nolan gave Bats in his films. However his realistic approach towards the films haunted him from capturing very iconic villains like Mr.Freeze, Clayface, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy and even Bane (physically wise) I really thought he was going to at least give Bane a bit of cgi for the muscles and etc. but that one scene when Bane broke the wall wih his fist and seeing the size he was just didn't add up for me.

Again, I loved Nolan's trilogy and I even own them all on bluray but I'm really pumped to see the new DCCU's take on the Batman character AND his gallery of villains! I loved heaths joker but now's the time to start predicting/voicing what we want to see the next actor who'll play the joker being to the character. I'm honestly interested in seeing a more theatrical, looney joker combined with the twisted psychotic elements we've seen.
TelaVizion - 7/14/2014, 1:09 PM
No thewonderer, Gary's remark to, "grounding of reality", was in reference to people not being able to fly, and other things that are found in comic books. Nolan would have never put a proper Killer Croc, or a proper Man-Bat in his movies cause they are not "grounded in reality". That's why we got a crap of a Bane in his movie.

That was one of the main negative aspects to Nolan's trilogy. He tried his best to take away the "comic book" part of Batman. It's like how Brian Singer would have done X-Men 1 with no powers at all if he could have gotten away with it.
AlphaAndDecima - 7/14/2014, 1:09 PM
@ thewonderer

"Again with the simple minded misinterpreting "reality" in these movies.

The motivations, the inspirations, the story, the development is what we relate to. The TDK trilogy aimed to have a realistic TONE. What would be the actual mindset, feelings, and consequences of a story like this?"

This is what people fail to realize when thinking about films trying to base it out of reality. It has nothing to do with making it 100% realistic all the way, but to give it a real feeling on exactly what you mentioned. This is why I loved The Dark Knight Trilogy, and more specifically, The Dark Knight Rises. Any fanboy would want Batman to be on the run after taking Harvey Dent's murder, but it took some balls to have Bruce Wayne retire as Batman after seeing how The Dent Act cleaned up Gotham City.
MexicanChinman - 7/14/2014, 1:10 PM
@MrCBM56, your girl has been tossed around like a balloon on this site. She was Yoss' first.
TheRationalNerd - 7/14/2014, 1:11 PM
*bring to the character*
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