The last cinematic Catwoman, played by Halle Berry in the 2004 film that made no mention of Batman and strangely came out just one year before Batman Begins, wore a garish and thoroughly ridiculous midriff-baring costume. Her predecessor, played by Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns, sported skintight vinyl with the highest of heels and vivid stitching in Tim Burton's lovingly disfigured style. Naturally, one of the many big questions regarding The Dark Knight Rises concerned just what Catwoman would look like in Christopher Nolan's less stylistically outrageous Gotham City.
Warner Bros has released the first official image of Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway in costume as Catwoman, aka Selina Kyle, and not only does it give a good look at Selina Kyle's costume and techno-goggles, but it tantalizingly shows her riding the Batpod, the ride introduced in The Dark Knight.
British actor Tom Hardy has come an awful long way and gained an awful lot of muscle mass since playing the skinny Shinzon, the equally bald and thoroughly villainous clone of Captain Picard in 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis. Since earning no end of praise as the title character Nicolas Winding Refn's Bronson, Hardy has lined up an impressive assemblage of noteworthy upcoming roles, including taking over for Mel Gibson as the eponymous postapocalyptic badass in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road. Right now, though, he's in Pittsburgh filming The Dark Knight Rises with his Inception director Christopher Nolan. The forthright actor recently talked about playing the musclebound baddie Bane and may very well have spilled some spoilerific beans about the story.
We've previously seen one image of Tom Hardy's back as the villainous juicer Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, along with a quick glimpse at his face in the film's first teaser trailer, but now that Christopher Nolan's final Bat-film is in production on the very public streets of Pittsburgh, set photos have emerged showing Hardy in full costume. These set pictures – pretty much guaranteed to be the first in a deluge of such images, given the intensity of interest in the Bat-finale – show Bane standing atop a Tumbler, the Wayne Enterprises military vehicle known more popularly as the Batmobile.
The production of The Dark Knight Rises has been underway since the beginning of November, when it kicked off in India. From there, Christopher Nolan's final installment in his Bat-trilogy moved on to United Kingdom, and now it has finally arrived Stateside. Filming will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania through August 21st. The Rust Belt city serving as a partial stand-in for Gotham City, which will be a pastiche of Pittsburgh, London, Los Angeles, and New York. With the production arrived in town, Nolan and star Christian Bale hosted a brief press conference at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel, where they praised the city and revealed a few details about the film.
If you were one of the approximately 6.7 billion people who saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 over the weekend, then you also heard audiences go crazy for the first The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer. The very teasing teaser for Christopher Nolan's final Batman film is now officially available to view online, freeing up Bat-fans everywhere to meticulously examine each and every frame of new footage looking for hints to a viral campaign or some clue as to the film's story. The imagery from the actual film, which has been shooting since May, includes Gary Oldman as a very injured Commissioner Gordon, a quick peek at Tom Hardy as Bane, and Christian Bale's Batman looking thoroughly winded in a fistfight with the 'roided out villain.
When the very first images of Batman's new ride were unveiled well in advance of 2005's Batman Begins, audiences familiar with the swooping fins of past Batmobiles were largely befuddled. By the time the film hit theaters, however, the Tumbler – a growling combination of a stealth jet, a sports car, and a tank – proved its mettle and became a defining component of Christopher Nolan's take on the Caped Crusader.
The huge IMAX set piece in the middle of sequel The Dark Knight saw the Tumbler self-destructing, leaving Batman (Christian Bale) to cruise around on the Batpod. The Dark Knight Rises is, of course, in the midst of production, and there have been ample rumors that Batman will pilot planes or helicopters. While either of those could very well be true, a new photo from the Pittsburgh set shows that both the Tumbler and the Batpod are both returning.
Last night, Warner Bros caused a collective non-literal geek ejaculation by unveiling the first teaser poster for The Dark Knight Rises, and it's accepted as fact that the finale of Christopher Nolan's Bat-trilogy will have its first teaser trailer attached to this Friday's demographically-inclusive money machine Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. This was probably the only way to increase anticipation the last Harry Potter film; with just a few days until the film's release, expectations for The Dark Knight Rises already seem untenably fevered. Two descriptions of the teaser have shown up online and while they could both be nonsense, the word on the grapevine suggests that they're accurate.
Since right around the time The Dark Knight appeared in theaters to near-universal acclaim in the summer of 2008, a zealous audience rabid for more Batman has let fly with enthusiastic speculation. With the final sequel in Christopher Nolan's bat-trilogy in production and a release date just about a year away, Warner Bros is starting up the marketing machine for The Dark Knight Rises. The first teaser trailer will be attached to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, finally hitting screens this Friday. Tonight, though, we have our first look at the official teaser poster, which shows Gotham City coming apart violently as debris and skyscrapers form a familiar shape.
This week, Warner Bros closes out one of the biggest franchises in the studio's history as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 finishes the eight-film series adapting JK Rowling's novels. Apparently, they'll use the finale of one franchise to introduce the finale of another, as the first official teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises will reportedly be attached to the final adventure of the Boy Who Lived. That's right, in less than a week we might just get our first look or listen at more than blurry, long-distance video of Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway shooting a dialogue scene.
Back in 1992, Michelle Pfeiffer sported head-to-toe shiny latex and high heels as Catwoman in Batman Returns. In 2004's lamentable Catwoman, Halle Berry wore a ridiculous leather ensemble, also with the highest of heels. Now that Anne Hathaway is playing Selina Kyle aka Catwoman in the currently-filming The Dark Knight Rises, a point of curiosity has been what exactly the new catsuit would look like, given Christopher Nolan's more grounded, less outrageous approach to Batman and his world. An inside description reveals that Hathaway's outfit will lessen the ridiculousness and increase the practicality, while still being sexy.