THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Producer Emma Thomas Briefly Comments on Bane and Catwoman

During an interview with Total Film Christopher Nolan's wife shared a few tidbits about the most intriguing additions to the cast of the third and final Batman film.

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Total Film sat down with Emma Thomas to discuss The Dark Knight Rises. The full interview will be published in their upcoming issue that will be released on the 16th. Til then you can check out this brief snippet just to get your juices flowing.

When discussing Tom Hardy's Bane, Emma told the magazine, "Tom made a massive physical transformation for the role... It really is an intense performance.”

“He finally feels like a match for Batman – both physically and mentally.”



Thomas is confident that sparks will fly: “Christian Bale and Tom Hardy are both such fiercely committed actors that pitching them as adversaries works incredibly well – they have such a great chemistry on camera.”



As for Anne Hathaway's role as Catwoman, Thomas promised that their version is fresh, “It’s completely new, and it’s a really interesting role. You never quite know where you are with her.”



The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th 2012 and stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Garly Oldman as Jim Gordon, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate.

Source: totalfilm.com
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TheBigBoss917 - 2/14/2012, 4:15 AM
Once July comes this movie will dominate the buzz, Avengers will be exciting but it won't be the next Iron Man.
nailbiter111 - 2/14/2012, 4:15 AM
BloodredNemesis - 2/14/2012, 4:23 AM
grif = clueless attention seeking nerd with NO movie knowledge and no testicles.

Christopher Nolan = legend

Christoper Nolan's Urine = grif's morning tipple
CloserPleasures - 2/14/2012, 4:27 AM
so excited for july i hope bane [frick]s up batman really bad i hope theres a crazy final battle please i hope so bad
Hush2010 - 2/14/2012, 4:28 AM
Anticipation for movies 2012
TDKR 9
Avenger 10
TASM 8
Ghost rider 6
Hobbit 4
Gi joe 6
CloserPleasures - 2/14/2012, 4:30 AM
i [frick]ing love that part in the prologue at the end of that quick teaser when u see bane holding batmans mask and he tosses it wow [frick] yes baby wow cmon july lets go
NeoBaggins - 2/14/2012, 4:36 AM
What's up with the big ass tard font on this page?

nailbiter111 - 2/14/2012, 4:37 AM
NeoBaggins, i'm not seeing any big font? is it happening to all of your fonts on this page?
Supes17 - 2/14/2012, 4:40 AM
Awesome. I hope he gets [frick]ed up
NeoBaggins - 2/14/2012, 4:51 AM
@nailbiter111 It's like everything is in h2 between <> /h2 between <>. Weird. Evrything else is normal. Oh well.

Maybe H3. It's hella big.
nailbiter111 - 2/14/2012, 5:00 AM
i did h1 for the quote in the middle, but that is the only one i bumped up in size.
CrowPirate1 - 2/14/2012, 5:02 AM
Like flour, the Dark Knight will always rise!!!!

okay.. I need more coffee
jimoakley666 - 2/14/2012, 5:25 AM
An exciting year with this, The Avengers, Prometheus, Dredd and the next Bond. Fan-bloody-tastic!
CrowPirate1 - 2/14/2012, 5:46 AM
@SetGecko actually, the whole point is, "We have a live action movie of all the characters together.. just like you always dreamed of seeing on the big screen."

I read both Marvel and DC.

You want to really look at facts: Dc were the first to start really good live action movies (Supermans and Batmans).. Marvel just stuck with TV... and with the exception of the Hulk TV show, their live action TV was crap.

I was VERY excited to see them finally doing big screen stuff. From the Spidermans to the recent ones.

I keep waiting for DC to match them now: A live action Justice League movie that kicks ass.

Without the Batman movies, DC are not really stepping up to meet what is happening. Marvel finally did. I want BOTH sides to put out great stuff.

DC versus Marvel has never really been in my mind. Good live action movies is what I want. Have since I was a kid.

To see the Avengers on screen will be a dream come true. BUT, I want to see Justice League too!!



MrReese - 2/14/2012, 6:00 AM
“Christian Bale and Tom Hardy are both such fiercely committed actors that pitching them as adversaries works incredibly well – they have such a great chemistry on camera.”

[frick]in awesome!! can't wait 4 the showdown XD
RealGothamite - 2/14/2012, 6:03 AM
Can't wait for this movie, the last two Batman movies have been epic!

The Dark Knight Rises is gonna be the movie to define the franchise!
NeoBaggins - 2/14/2012, 6:14 AM
"I just learned grifs polls actually work.-Morty

Hey! That's way too much information.
RealGothamite - 2/14/2012, 6:22 AM
I'm in serious need of another trailer for this movie!

Supersonicboobs - 2/14/2012, 6:29 AM
Awesome,it'll be epic!......but why they didn't ask her about "Man of Steel!"..we are barely getting info on that!
theblaze - 2/14/2012, 6:44 AM
This is movie gonna kill The Avengers!
BmanHall - 2/14/2012, 6:47 AM
@ teabag: Got the perfect gift for you. Just wear the glasses and close your left eye. =)

catman - 2/14/2012, 6:50 AM
"You never quite know where you are with her.” Yep, sounds like our Catwoman all right.. :)
Comix - 2/14/2012, 6:56 AM
Funny how people kepp saying this movie will be better than the Avengers or Avengers will be better than TDKR....wow am I the only one who hasnt seen these movies yet?

"TDKR WILL BE BETTER THAN AVENGERS!"

"Avengers is way better than TDKR"

wow I wish I could have seen both movies so I can make my judgement too....
SageMode - 2/14/2012, 7:24 AM
THE AVENGERS will dominate BRINGING CHAOS TO GOTHAM CITY part 3, I mean TDKR. :-)
KNIGHT3000 - 2/14/2012, 7:33 AM
The results are in, Grif is shit.
Supes17 - 2/14/2012, 7:59 AM
0SageMode0: Don't you mean Transformers 4 with Marvel characters?

Not that there's anything wrong with that
TheBatman50k - 2/14/2012, 8:32 AM
I AM SUPER GIANT FONT
MovieMann - 2/14/2012, 8:39 AM
Why the obnoxiously large font?
valeriesghost - 2/14/2012, 9:52 AM
R3Animator=noob
Ranger14 - 2/14/2012, 9:58 AM
Fonts are viewing just fine and normal for me.
xXkryptoniteXx - 2/14/2012, 10:45 AM
@setgecko

That is true but incredible hulk was IMO better then thor, captain america and iron man 2 but xmen first class was a better film overall then the others IMO. I think the new spiderman well hit the mark as a film.
xXkryptoniteXx - 2/14/2012, 10:46 AM
In the avengers that's the look that hulk should be not that ugly looking hulk in the last, still the incredible hulk was a sweet movie.
Nubase - 2/14/2012, 10:47 AM
@comix

l so agree with you

Even if the avengers turns out to be a failure the marvel fans will still say its the best and dc fans vice versa with the dark knight rises

The only advantage with the dark knight rises is Nolan, he is a fantastic movie director and storyteller, his other movies which are not CBM's which alot of people seem to forget are also great movies like inception, the prestige and memento and they all deliver.

For me l know that tdkr will be a cool movie simply because of this.

With Avengers, all l am seeing is moneyshots from the trailers, they have already showed us a scene with all of them together on screen, which l think is a huge mistake cos now l'm not exicted anymore by this, they should have kept that scene out of the trailers.

The avengers has a lot more to prove than then tdkr and everyone is hoping that it delivers
HughJasol - 2/14/2012, 11:06 AM
BIG BLUE FONT FTL!
Andrew128Tou - 2/14/2012, 11:17 AM
Phlegmbot - 2/14/2012, 11:34 AM
Hathaway, at least in the trailer, and in every other role she's done, exudes absolutely zero sensuality.

Not interested in her Catwoman at all.

antonio - 2/14/2012, 11:44 AM
The Bat is going to get broken physically and mentally. Cant [frick]ing wait!
BasedThanos - 2/14/2012, 11:46 AM
@Supes17, "Don't you mean Transformers 4 with Marvel characters?"
I don't really understand statements like this. So any film with explosions in it is automatically a Michael Bay movie? Has he copyrighted the use of explosions or something?
batfan175 - 2/14/2012, 12:25 PM
I hear rumours about scarecrow's fear gas making bane look huge to batman at some point; if that's what happens that would be a great twist and it would please the idiots who've been complaining about Tom hardy's bane from day one.
Gnyah123 - 2/14/2012, 8:03 PM
that rumor about the fear gas making bane look bigger n badder to batman is true i read it sumwhere
said it was true but cus be wrong
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