Gary Oldman Says He Feels "Relief And Sadness" Retiring Jim Gordon In THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Speaking to Moviefone Oldman once again gives us an idea of what to expect from his character in Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie and lets us know how he feels about playing him for the last time..
In an interview with Moviefone the fan favorite actor who has portrayed Police Commissioner Jim Gordon brilliantly in both of Christopher Nolan's previous Bat flicks speaks about winding up the trilogy. He reveals how he feels, and how Jim himself would probably feel, now that it's all coming to an end. He also gives fans an idea on what to expect from the movie but much of it is stuff we have heard in previous interviews. He does say that even though Gordon has "cleaned up Gotham with the Harvey Dent Act, it's seething underneath" and all hell is about to break loose. Oh and he has seen, and liked that SNL skit with Steve Buscemi.
MF: When people walk out of the theater, what will they be thinking?
GO: It's great. It's a terrific conclusion to the trilogy. Nolan rounds it off: he brings in a bit of the first one, from 'Batman Begins,' and he does some really surprising things with it. I thought his choice of villain was very interesting, to use Bane instead of Riddler or Penguin. He's not gone with the most obvious choice. The challenge for Chris was always really the story and I think he didn't want to make a third one for the sake of it. I think there was pressure on him, obviously, because the second was so successful. So there's always going to be some pressure to keep it going. But he's too smart and classy, really to just make a third just for the sake of making it, because others are demanding or want it from him and I think he felt that, 'Let me get the story right.' So the fans won't be disappointed.
Are you sorry the series is over?
I'm not and I am. I think he probably is somewhere [in between]. I can't tell you what it is, but there was something on the set -- it was Batman-related -- and I said to Emma [Thomas, the producer], "You should keep that." And she said, "I don't know, we've got enough memorabilia." After eight years, he's sort of done with it. So I think there's a relief and it's mixed with [some sadness.] It was quite sad, my last night of shooting, to retire Jim.
Did you happen to catch the Batman sketch on 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend?
With Steve Buscemi?
Yes, what did you think?
I think it was hysterical! [Huge grin.] Very funny. He looked like Jim Gordon, didn't he?
I think we can all agree that Oldman made a fantastic Gordon and are looking forward to his final portrayal of the character in The Dark Knight Rises. For the full interview click the link below.
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