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 Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Josh Pence.
I can only imagine that would have to be the plot of the movie, right? Someone guesses the positioning of a ship, it’s sunk, then someone cries out in agony, “You sunk my battleship!” Give the trailer a watch, then we’ll decide.
Honestly, I think my movie sounds better. In what looks like a film created at the altar of Bay, Battleship is about a hotshot naval officer serving under Liam Neeson, who also happens to be said hotshot’s girlfriend’s daddy. Uh-oh, tension! When out on a routine exercise they spy a half-submerged craft in the ocean, which turns out to be what, a Transformer? I’m kind of confused. We then have an ariel shot I’m guessing is supposed to give us the connection to the classic Milton Bradley no Hasbro board game, as well as the alien? ship firing some kind of peg missile. And why is Eric Northman there? Surely vampires can’t serve in the U.S. Navy.
I feel like this movie’s a stretch, but I’m interested to see what screen writers Jon and Erich Hoeber managed to make of it. Battleship is directed by Peter Berg and stars Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna (yes, for realz, the singer), Josh Pence, Jesse Plemons and Peter MacNicol. It’s set to open May 18th.
Saturday salutations super hero supporters. In Nerd Bastards never ending quest for truth justice and some other things, we have two bits of super movie news for you to speculate and salivate (I seem to like using alliteration today. Weird.)
The other day we saw character trailers from Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class for Beast, Havok and Banshee, but dammit, “where da white woman at”? Bah! I guess will settle for someone blue.
Here’s an all to brief character trailer for the shape shifting Mystique, who is played by Jennifer Lawrence. It features a bizarre kiddie mutant porn scene, followed by some teenage doe eyed love scenes with Beast and then finishes up with a good character defining moment with Michael Fassbender (Magneto).
Sadly, with the main story being about Charles Xavier and Magneto’s relationship, and with there being so many other characters at play, I think whats shown here is the extent of Mystique’s scenes. I certainly hope not. I’d like to see her character be a bit more defined than Rebecca Romijn’s portrayal in the 3 other X flicks. If not the least, I want to have more scenes so that I can look upon her with devious intentions. Jenifer Lawrence is HAWT.
X-Men: First Class directed by Matthew Vaughn, opens on June 3. It also stars James McAvoy, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult, Caleb Landry Jones, Lucas Till, Edi Gathegi, Jason Flemyng, Oliver Platt, Morgan Lily, and Zoe Kravitz.
DARK KNIGHT RISES SET PHOTO LEAKS POSSIBLE SUPER NATURAL ELEMENT
So far, in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan has kept clear of any superpowers or mystical/magical elements. Then why da fuck was there a shot taken of a pool of Ecto-Cooler (Side Note: Hi-Ci Ecto Cooler was a tasty beverage. They never should have taken it off the market) taken from the first official day of filming from the set in Jodhpur, India? Now, it’s either a green screen of sorts, or it’s the mother fucking Lazarus pit. Ya know, the one in the comics that has rejuvenatory properties and brings fanatical terrorist Ra’s al Ghul back from the brink of death?
If you remember, Liam Neeson played Ra’s al Ghul in Batman Begins. At the end of the flick Mr. Ghul took a train ride to boom town and supposedly crashed and burned to death. Did he die? Obviously not, because according to this set pic, we’re gonna see the resurrection of the goatee toting bastard. Besides, in addition to the green lava pit, Josh Pence, who’ll be portraying a young Ra’s al Ghul was reportedly also on the same set.
Lazarus Pit or not, al Ghul will certainly be featured in the scenes in India.
Starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata and Nestor Carbonell, The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters on July 20, 2012