OK, I’m starting to get more excited about this movie. I still see some things that make me uncomfortable. Bane’s costume and voice are still really off-putting for me… and I’m also not loving the Catwoman costume. Don’t get me wrong, the day I shun Anne Hathaway in tight leather is the day I pack it all in and join the Village People. I’m just saying that I’m not digging it for the character.
Speaking of characters, there’s been a lot of talk about who Joseph Gordon Levitt really is playing in the film and how important his role is. I find it pretty interesting that he appears to be taking such a central role in this latest trailer. Perhaps some of the earlier spoilers we mentioned about him are true.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar(R) winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.