Christopher Nolan‘s finally talking about The Dark Knight Rises!  This is a big deal because it’s been said that he even kept the ending of the film from the actors until the very end of the filming process.  He sheds some light on the last installment of the trilogy in an interview with Empire magazine:

It’s really all about finishing Batman and Bruce Wayne‘s story. (…) We left him in a very precarious place. Perhaps surprisingly for some people, our story picks up quite a bit later, eight years after The Dark Knight. So he’s an older Bruce Wayne; he’s not in a great state.

Wonder what’s happened in those 8 years?  Hmmm…

Nolan also talks a little bit about the villain, Bane, who will be played by Tom Hardy:

He’s a big dude who’s incredibly clinical, in the fact that he has a result-based and oriented fighting style. (…) It’s not about fighting. It’s about carnage. The style is heavy-handed, heavy-footed, it’s nasty. Anything from small-joint manipulation to crushing skulls, crushing rib cages, stamping on shins and knees and necks and collarbones and snapping heads off and tearing his fists through chests, ripping out spinal columns. He is a terrorist in mentality as well as brutal action.

The plan is that Bane will be the most challenging villain Batman has ever had to face:

With Bane, we’re looking to give Batman a challenge he hasn’t had before. With our choice of villain and with our choice of story we’re testing Batman both physically as well as mentally.

He also talks about the gas mask that Bane is wearing in the above picture.  Apparently Bane was injured in his past and requires gas to survive the pain of his injuries.

The Dark Knight Rises opens on July 20, 2012 and will feature Christian Bale and Gary Oldman reprising their roles as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Commissioner Gordon.  The film will also include Anne HathawayJoseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Josh Pence.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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