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Old 19-01-2011, 18:13
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547 DAYS TO GO

gonna be hell

all the original cast is back plus the baddies this time are

bane and catwoman

played by
tom hardy and anne hathaway

im thrilled about tom hardy hes great and hope his bane wont be just a straight rip from the comics i hope they do something different and creepy with it like joker

not sure about hathaway and catwoman being in it as a whole really

cant wait to see how nolan brings these 2 to his world of batman

and hope he learns from spidey3s mistakes

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Old 19-01-2011, 19:00
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Do you have any sources to confirm that Bane and Catwoman are the villain? I very much doubt that Catwoman will be in The Dark Knight Rises, she won't fit in Christopher Nolan's grounded universe. The only person I can think of who would fit in is Dr Hugo Strange. Personally I think that the Christopher Nolan should focus less on trying to come up with villains and more on coming up with a fantastic sript, otherwise we'll have another Batman & Robin on our hands where the villains were the main attraction.

EDIT: Apparantly it's been confirmed by Warner Bros that Anne Hathaway will be playing Catwoman.

http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2011/0...ight_rises.php

Not sure about Anne Hathaway too, I would've preferred Natalie Portman.
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Old 19-01-2011, 19:16
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Catwoman.. is a bad choice for a main villain. It's a bit lazy, and probably just an excuse to get Anne Hathaway into black leather tbh.

Bane might be ok though. But they should have gone the Hugo Strange route with Tom Hardy.
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Old 19-01-2011, 19:29
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Here's a link to the "official" press release (in quote form):

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/48139

What i find interesting is that nowhere does it actually mention that Anne Hathaway is playing "Catwoman", it merely says "Selina Kyle", whereas with Christian Bale it says he's playing Bruce Wayne/Batman. What if it's just the character of Selina Kyle without her being Catwoman?

As well as that, it says that Tom Hardy's Bane will be a "new interpretation of the character" so i think we should get all those Batman & Robin/Batman Arkham Asylum images of a massive steroided-up beast out of our heads, it's going to be relatively grounded in reality like the previous two films.
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Old 19-01-2011, 19:34
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what does Bane do ?

I don't think I've ever read a batman comic with him in it .
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Old 19-01-2011, 19:35
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Anne Hathaway as Catwomen wouldnt be my choice but at least it isnt Angelina Jolie thank god!
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Old 19-01-2011, 19:38
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I have to admit this news has pretty much deflated the excitement I had about this movie. 2 of the worst villains they could have chosen... I wouldn't be surprised if Robin's presence is announced soon.
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Old 19-01-2011, 19:39
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I have to admit this news has pretty much deflated the excitement I had about this movie. 2 of the worst villains they could have chosen... I wouldn't be surprised if Robin's presence is announced soon.
who would you choose then ?
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Old 19-01-2011, 19:43
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who would you choose then ?
Would've probably preffered to see Nolan's take on the Penguin or Black Mask - who both seem like more natural fits into his gotham than Catwoman or Bane.
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Old 19-01-2011, 19:49
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I think they referred to Two-Face as Harvey Dent all the time for the D.K promotion.

Nolan must be inspiried by the fact we have never seen a serious interpretation of Kyle/Catwoman. The character was camp in the series and the two films. But she is a prostitute and generally complex character in the material Nolan will like likely be taking inspiration from.

Similarly, Bane has only been seen as a one dimensional henchman. They are taking on a new version of a the character that can be portrayed an ultra tough, intelligent, drug addicted, criminal victim of society. The Man who Broke the Bat!

Perfect really for Nolan's grim vision of Gotham City.
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Old 19-01-2011, 19:49
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I'm looking forward to seeing Anne Hathaway in the new film she must have been good & impressed the right people to land the role in the first place so don't write her off already.
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Old 19-01-2011, 19:52
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As well as that, it says that Tom Hardy's Bane will be a "new interpretation of the character" so i think we should get all those Batman & Robin/Batman Arkham Asylum images of a massive steroided-up beast out of our heads, it's going to be relatively grounded in reality like the previous two films.
The *real* (i.e. comics) version of Bane is so much better than the awful version from Schumacher's piss-poor B&R.

what does Bane do ?

I don't think I've ever read a batman comic with him in it .
Bane was in Knightfall...

Bane grew up in a prison on a fictional Caribbean island. He's very strong, *very* intelligent, and was used as a test subject for a serum called "Venom", which can give him superhuman strength.

He escaped from the prison, and decided that he had to destroy Batman...he eventually broke Batman's back & took control of Gotham's underworld. He also deduced Batman's secret identity.
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Old 19-01-2011, 19:53
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Ah, Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bane_%28comics%29
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Old 19-01-2011, 19:53
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Would've probably preffered to see Nolan's take on the Penguin or Black Mask - who both seem like more natural fits into his gotham than Catwoman or Bane.
I just can't see the penguin working in Nolan's Batman , it's too cartoony .

Hathaway actually looks like a comic-book drawing with those huge eyes and mouth . Don't know if she can really act tho .
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Old 19-01-2011, 19:57
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what does Bane do ?

I don't think I've ever read a batman comic with him in it .
Bane is a murderous criminal in prison, who educates himself to become highly intelligent. While inside, he's forced to become a test subject for a drug that increases his physical strength. He must have a supply of the drug, as he's now addicted.

His ambition turns to destroying Batman. In a comic, he ends up going to Gotham and freeing criminals from Arkham Asylum. Bane ends up fighting Batman in the batcave, breaking his back and leaving Bruce Wayne paralyzed. Then Bane establishes himself as ruler of Gotham's criminal underworld.
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Old 19-01-2011, 20:02
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Hathaway actually looks like a comic-book drawing with those huge eyes and mouth . Don't know if she can really act tho .
Having seen her in quite a few serious roles, i can confirm that she's definitely a good actress ('Rachel Getting Married' being a very good example, infact i think she was Oscar nominated for that one too).
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Old 19-01-2011, 20:09
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The Penguin could fit into this movie as simply Oswald Cobblepot, former mobster and owner of a popular nightclub that could be used in a scene. Should only be a small role though, or cameo like Mr. Zsasz in Batman Begins.
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Old 19-01-2011, 20:26
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I just can't see the penguin working in Nolan's Batman , it's too cartoony .

Hathaway actually looks like a comic-book drawing with those huge eyes and mouth . Don't know if she can really act tho .
And Two-Face wasn't?

If they'd cast a good enough actor I don't think it would've been required to make the Penguin deformed.
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Old 19-01-2011, 21:11
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If anyone moans about Anne Hathaway two simple words... Heath Ledger.

Good choice of villains IMO it will be wierd to see them in the same film. Can't wait.
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Old 19-01-2011, 21:12
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I wonder if it will include Bane breaking Batman.
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Old 19-01-2011, 21:16
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If anyone moans about Anne Hathaway two simple words... Heath Ledger.

Good choice of villains IMO it will be wierd to see them in the same film. Can't wait.
Agreed
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Old 19-01-2011, 21:23
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Anne Hathaway is a stunning woman, and a strong actress, think the casting is inspired.

Like others don't know the Bane villian.
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Old 19-01-2011, 21:29
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I love Anne Hathaway and am happier about the idea of her as Catwoman than I'd have been if some of the other names being dropped had been cast. I'd like to see a more serious take on the character; something like Selina as she was in Her Sister's Keeper would be amazing, and would help people seperate Nolan's Catwoman from Burton's.

Glad Bane is getting another shot after what Batman & Robin did to the character. I'm fascinated to see how Tom Hardy will play him.
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Old 19-01-2011, 21:31
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I wonder if it will include Bane breaking Batman.
I've been itching for Nolan to go there because I think he could really do that storyline justice, but the powers that be could decide it's simply too much for the mainstream auidence who don't know the comics? It could tie in nicely with the "Rises" part of the title, though - showing Batman's recovery, etc...
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Old 19-01-2011, 21:35
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This is what will happen for TDKR.

Selina Kyle is the love interest and Talia Al-Ghul/Bane will be the villains. Probably no traditional Catwoman at all. That makes total sense in Nolan's world.
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