Tom Hardy (Bane) & Anne Hathaway's (Catwoman) THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Screen Tests

Now you can view Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway's The Dark Knight Rises auditions for Bane and Selina Kyle/Catwoman, that were featured on The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition.

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By nailbiter111 - 11/20/2013


It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.

The Dark Knight Rises was directed by Christopher Nolan, from a screenplay written by Christopher and Jonathan Nolan. The cast included: Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John "Robin" Blake and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate/Talia al Ghul.
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DelTorite - 11/20/2013, 9:02 AM
Jesus... Bearded Batman is creepy.
TyrantBoss - 11/20/2013, 9:04 AM
Anne Hathaway was so blah as Catwoman. She brought nothing special to the role besides nicely filling out the tight leather bodysuit.

Can someone explain to me what made so many people think she was so great?!?
BatManiac - 11/20/2013, 9:08 AM
Anne Hathaway's Catwoman is the best live action Catwoman to date. She embodied exactly what Catwoman is.
BatManiac - 11/20/2013, 9:13 AM
Hardy and Hathaway nailed their performance in The Dark Knight Rises.
@intruder, I know I will get hate for this but what the heck does "He was the bomb in phantoms" mean?

Anyways, TDKR is awesome.
Zordan - 11/20/2013, 9:15 AM
haha i want to see bale with beard and mask :)
mattattack - 11/20/2013, 9:16 AM
TDKR is a good film but a poor finale to Nolan's incredible trilogy. It's easily the weakest film. S that's a huge bummer. I remember being incredibly let down and not feeling tht same excitement I did watching The Dark Knight.
SmellofDuty - 11/20/2013, 9:18 AM
Tom hardy is my hero.
BatManiac - 11/20/2013, 9:18 AM
Does anybody know whether or not Affleck even auditioned for the role?
TheHitchhikingGhost - 11/20/2013, 9:25 AM
Hathaway was absolute crap casting.
BatManiac - 11/20/2013, 9:31 AM
ALegendaryPanda - 11/20/2013, 9:35 AM
Comments getting deleted left and right! Awesome!
BatManiac - 11/20/2013, 9:37 AM






Nomis - 11/20/2013, 9:41 AM
@ beto - LOL!!!!!!!
wcwpoet - 11/20/2013, 9:43 AM
Hathaway was the one bright spot of TDKR well except for her saving Batman at the end that was irritating.
JangoKnight - 11/20/2013, 9:44 AM
Awesome stuff.. Great movie..
Godzillafart - 11/20/2013, 9:45 AM
They were both great in their roles. Any problems with the characters had nothing to do with their performances. Hathaway really surprised me. I originally didn't think she could pull it off.
wcwpoet - 11/20/2013, 9:46 AM
Oh and I know people give Hardy grief for his voice choice, but I actually liked it. Ok yes I found myself chuckling a bit at but I still like it.
BatManiac - 11/20/2013, 9:48 AM
@Godzillafart

What happened to the Bale rants? As much as I disagreed, I loved those. You easily have the best Bale rants on the web.
Ignition - 11/20/2013, 9:49 AM
Really great performances.
BatManiac - 11/20/2013, 9:49 AM
@beto

The thread needed some gif magic.
ALegendaryPanda - 11/20/2013, 9:53 AM
"Theatricality and deception, powerful agents to the uninitiated. But we are initiated, aren't we Bruce?"

Bane was [frick]ing awesome! Really memorable and great performance from Hardy
ALegendaryPanda - 11/20/2013, 9:55 AM
And then they went and gave him the lamest death scene ever, but still! He was great.
Godzillafart - 11/20/2013, 10:08 AM
@Batmaniac: "You easily have the best Bale rants on the web."

Why, thank you!

I was taking a break to honor some of the many great performances in Nolan's overrated trilogy. ;)
TheFox - 11/20/2013, 10:09 AM
Hathaway and Hardy knocked it outta the park in that film! Catwoman easily stole the show whenever she was on screen, of course, but Hardy's Bane finally lived up to the character created by Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan waaaaay back in the nineties.

There was literally nothing about that film I didn't love... With the exception of Matthew Modine's easily-dispensable Deputy Commissioner Foley. I could have stood to spend less time with THAT smug douchebag...

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AsianVersionOfET - 11/20/2013, 10:10 AM
Tom Hardy is just too cool
iSRS - 11/20/2013, 10:11 AM
@AnnoDomini - I thought the same thing. Liked that little glimpse of bearded Batman.

TDKR was a great movie. It had unreasonable hype/expectations. TDK wad a great movie, too, but Heath Ledger's performance made that movie. Any other actor in the Joker role and TDKR is the better film.

Just like Christian Bale said in that article posted about his advice for Ben Affleck - it isn't about who is in the suit. The suit is the most important part.
DarkGunslinger - 11/20/2013, 10:20 AM
@beto Ugh! Did you have to post a picture of the lying Gay Kenyan Muslim?
lntrn8 - 11/20/2013, 10:23 AM
beardman
ralfinader - 11/20/2013, 10:53 AM
Shit movie. Shit plot. Shit casting. Wish I didn't hate it so much, my copies of BB and TDK look incomplete without a 3rd part there, but my god I hated this movie.
SauronsBANE1 - 11/20/2013, 11:07 AM
I have absolutely no idea how people can say they hated the casting of Hathaway and Hardy. They absolutely nailed their performances. Say what you want about the actual story, but acting was not even close to being one of the flaws in this movie.

And this movie definitely doesn't deserve the sheer amounts of hate it gets. It perfectly wrapped up the trilogy, despite some flaws. We're all spoiled now but back before it came out, there had almost never been any decent 3rd movies of any trilogy. TDKR is easily one of the best.

Most of the complaints have to do with this Batman not matching up with your version of Batman (which is definitely not a flaw) or complaints about parts of the plot that: A) Probably wasn't meant to be taken so literally as some of you guys do or B) They don't spell everything out and trust the audience to figure it out and keep up or C) If you paid closer attention to the movie, they actually do provide answers to common complaints.

Great movie, epic trilogy, enough said.
SauronsBANE1 - 11/20/2013, 11:29 AM
As long as you realize you're in the extreme minority with that opinion, Trudy
AztecaAguilar04 - 11/20/2013, 11:48 AM
Damn Anne looked really sexy as Catwoman in this video!
AztecaAguilar04 - 11/20/2013, 11:50 AM
Tom Hardy really looked menacing as Bane! Love it or hate it, So far The dark knight trilogy is the best in the CBM genre! Let's see who can top it in the future.
AztecaAguilar04 - 11/20/2013, 11:58 AM
To all the haters!
Azrael725 - 11/20/2013, 12:36 PM
Batbeard!!! hahaha
GuardianAngel - 11/20/2013, 2:55 PM
Christian Bale for Green Arrow

mizeatwizad52 - 11/20/2013, 3:06 PM
Loved me some Hathaway as Catwoman. Hated the fact they didn't give her the comic books headgear.
SpideyQuad - 11/20/2013, 3:35 PM
Crap movie

Hope they do better next time
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