The Dark Knight Rises has been shooting since May, and months were spent with fascinated, locked-out fans wringing our hands and pacing ceaselessly, pondering the possibilities of Christopher Nolan's final entry in his acclaimed, gravelly-voiced bat-trilogy. Since the production relocated to Pittsburgh, however, we're been pigs in figurative shit, rolling around delightedly in our own filth as new set photos and videos roll in day after day, revealing new surprises and spoilers aplenty.
Today, two new crops of SPOILER-y set-photos focus on the vehicular component of the bat-finale, showing some more of Anne Hathaway's stunt double in action as Catwoman astride the batpod, while another even more SPOILER-style group could very well reveal a new addition to Bruce Wayne's already formidable urban warfare arsenal.
Attention, anyone and everyone complaining about the costume sported by Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises: this is the closest you will ever get to having a conversation with Anne Hathaway. Last week, Warner Bros officially unveiled the first image of Hathaway suited up as Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's final Bat-movie, which is currently filming in Pittsburgh. Having apparently forgotten this travesty, many a fan promptly voiced either their complaints or lack of enthusiasm for the sight of Hathaway in skin-tight leather riding a giant phallus-substitute. Well, Hathaway herself has now responded to those who were underwhelmed.
That Gary Oldman has never even been nominated for an Oscar boggles the mind. We're talking about the prolific master of accents who has played Lee Harvey Oswald, Drexl Spivey, Jean-Baptise Emanuel Zorg, Rosencrantz, Ludwig van Beethoven, and even Sirius Black and Commissioner Gordon. For the first time in his long and varied career, though, Mr. Oldman is stirring up awards-y talk for his lead performance in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, an adaptation of the novel by espionage-master John le Carre. A new UK trailer for the Cold War-era thriller introcudes Oldman as George Smiley, a more-or-less retired spy tasked with rooting out a Soviet mole in MI6, the British intelligence agency. Like its predecessor, it's a hell of a trailer, promising a classy, gripping film with a faultless ensemble at work.
In the upcoming sports drama Warrior, British upstart Tom Hardy and Australian up-and-comer Joel Edgerton play estranged brothers, both involved in Mixed Martial Arts for very different reasons but both headed for an inevitable showdown in a no-holds barred throwdown. The theatrical one-sheet for Warrior features the two leads shirtless and showing off abs that, if combined, would form a twelve-pack. Today, and only for a few more hours, you have the opportunity to bid on the poster signed by both Hardy and Edgerton. If you win the autographed poster, you not only get a thoroughly manly one-sheet, but you'll also be supporting a wholly worthwhile charity. So act fast!
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.
Yesterday, a crop of set photos provided our best look yet of Tom Hardy in costume as Bane, the 'roided out villain who presumably makes Batman's life a living hell in The Dark Knight Rises. As predicted, those pictures have been followed by a slew of images from the Pittsburgh, PA set, and today's batch is far more spoilerific than just Bane standing around, so if you want to stay clean until the movie comes out in a year, avoid these and the accompanying text.
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.