The Nerd Bastards is crew slowly returning from the 3 day labor day weekend break. Will be back in full force tomorrow. However, there is news to be had. We got two brief Dark Knight Rises bits. Juno Temple’s role revealed and images of Catwoman kicking ass… with an apple.
Starting with the lovely Miss Temple. The Dark Knight Rises is just about finished principle photography, however Juno’s role has yet to be revealed, or has it? When her casting was first announced the role was described as “a street-smart Gotham girl.” With Catwoman having major prominence in the film, it was speculated that Miss Temple would play Catwoman’s sidekick Holly Robinson. The character of Holly made her first appearance in Miller’s Batman: Year One. She lives with her friend and mentor Selina Kyle, and has even took over the Catwoman role for a brief period.
Now a recent magazine article has surfaced that seems to confirm this belief.
In the latest issue of Total Film Magazine the young actress speaks briefly about joining the cast of Christopher Nolan’s threequel, and the mag seems fairly certain of the part she will be playing..
Then there’s the big one-The Dark Knight Rises, where Temple plays “street smart Gotham gal” Holly Robinson. Speculation has it that her Holly is the young prostitute first seen in Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One, and that she may be the sidekick to Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman.
Temple, for her part, says:
I can’t talk about that. But I think it’s going to be [frick]ing unbelievable. [Nolan] is awesome! There’s something really gentlemanly about him. He’s got an insane, incredible vision going on. Just getting the opportunity to work with him is awesome.
Sooo… Total Film talked to Temple in a Holly Robinson sense and while the actress didn’t elaborate, she didn’t correct them either. Basically, us bloggers are reading in between the lines. It’s what she didn’t say that confirmed the belief. That’s the theory anyway. Bah, this article was a big time waster. It doesn’t remotely prove or even suggest anything we didn’t already know. Temple more or less fits the way Holly’s been drawn and described, and since we already know that Catwoman will have a prominent role in the film, it makes sense that Holly would appear as well.
Moving on to something more substantial. We’ve got some new set photos (courtesy of JustJared) from the Los Angeles set of the film featuring Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle kicking thug ass with a half eaten apple in hand.
The movie is set to be release July 20th 2012, check out the pics and tell us if your Dark Knight just rose (Giggitty).
Here we go with another influx of super hero movie news! Thor star, Chris Hemsworth chats about that other super hero movie he’s involved with, The Avengers; our first glimpse of Rhys Ifans as the Lizard, sorta; more rumors about Juno Temple starring as Catwoman‘s sidekick in The Dark Knight Rises, plus how you could be an extra!
While Thor opens this week, May 6th, it is not going to be the last time we see Chris Hemsworth swinging his hammer. (Psst! Have you read our review of Thor? Well why the hell not?) If you haven’t heard, he’s already signed on for the massive, super hero team-up flick from Joss Whedon, The Avengers. Hemsworth spoke with The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy about the future of the thunder god,
Because “Avengers” was already in the works and sequels to “Thor” are an imminent possibility, how much have you had to think about what’s next for this character?
During filming, I didn’t think about it at all. The film I was doing was my focus. But I certainly now take away from that experience and say, okay, I’ve got to bring that back now and keep it consistent to some degree. As far as the character goes, I hope for some sort of evolution, that he has new challenges and conflicts and whatnot, and that also is the director and the writer’s decision. But having read the script, there certainly is it is that next step for Thor, and I feel like it is he has matured in a sense, and I couldn’t be happier with what I got to work with in this.
Was there any era or saga in the Thor comics that you found particularly inspiring or that you thought might be interesting to explore in a future film?
I read the Avengers comics first, oddly – that was what was given to me by Drew Goddard, who shot “Cabin in the Woods.” And I just remembered sort of seeing Thor in the comic books meet, I think it was Iron Man or somebody for the first time, and them saying, oh, he’s not really a god, and then him just kind of chuckling to himself and all of a sudden making it rain and a storm starts to come (laughs). I remember thinking, oh, that’s pretty cool. I really remember enjoying watching them attempt to form an alliance and all of their sort of egos clashing – all of these sort of strong-footed attitudes.
It must be difficult for Tony Stark knowing he’s not the god of the team, but we’ll have to wait for Whedon’s Avengers before we can see those egos clash. Personally, I’d be putting my money on the one controlling the elements, not the one with the fancy suit. To read the rest of Hemsworth interview head on over to Speakeasy.
But wait! There’s more after the jump!
Just when we thought there couldn’t be any more spunk added to The Dark Knight Rises, Juno Temple (Atonement) gets thrown into the mix. I mean, that name alone screams spunk! Along with a cast consisting of Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon-Levitt the upcoming Christopher Nolan Batman flick is bursting at the seams with members of young Hollywood. And Temple is no exception.
The up and coming British actress is confirmed for the film, and will reportedly play “a street-smart Gotham girl. Word around the bat cooler is that she may play Holly Robinson from Frank Miller’sBatman: Year One series. The description of the character is,
“’a juvenile prostitute who lives with Selina Kyle,’ and in various incarnations has actually been trained to replace Selina Kyle as Catwoman.” (What’d I tell ya about that spunk?!)
All in all, this is a pretty badass addition to the cast and could definitely add some fun elements to the film. The film is feeling a bit bloated, but “In Nolan We Trust”, right?