‘Dark Knight Rises’ Set Interviews: Characters, Fighting, IMAX & The New Gotham

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A handful of movie news sites were invited to the set of The Dark Knight Rises last summer, and details from said visit are now available online. Stars Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), and Tom Hardy (Bane) – along with director Christopher Nolan’s wife/producer Emma Thomas – were pretty tight-lipped, so as to help maintain a shroud of secrecy around Nolan’s climactic Batman movie. Judging by how (in the present) we still know only possess a rough outline of the film’s plot, their efforts were not in vain.

We’ve gone ahead and cultivated the choice quotes from the Dark Knight Rises cast and crew here, with links at the conclusion of this article to the full interviews, which are available in print and audio form over at Collider.

Feel free to read ahead as you please, since the following is SPOILER-FREE.

Going by what can be gleaned from the recent Dark Knight Rises trailers and TV spots, the film picks up with Bruce Wayne during a transitional period (Pulp Fiction reference not intended), wherein the onetime masked vigilante has essentially hung up his cape and cowl – as Gotham has become a relatively peaceful metropolis. Bale confirmed as much, when he said the following about Bruce in DKR:

BALE: To me, [Bruce Wayne] has it all; it’s all in there.  The thing is, he is still that child basically.  The one thing that I do know, and there’s an awful lot in the graphic novels, which we’ve played with a little bit, is this whole notion of him genuinely being a playboy versus what we’ve done, which is he sort of performs that but his heart’s not really in it.  And the eternal problem that Alfred has with watching this guy who has no life.  He’s put his entire life on hold because, yeah, he still does.  He’s got this fierceness in his mind and emotions that he just will not forget the pain of the parents.  With most people it’s like time heals all wounds, but with him it’s like, “No, no, no. ”  He doesn’t want to forget it, he wants to maintain that anger that he felt at that injustice but equally he wants to present this very vacuous soulless persona to Gotham so hopefully no one will suspect him but will just think he’s a spoiled bastard.  But consequently in his most intimate moments he has Alfred, he has Rachel and there is not a whole lot there, because it’s complete arrested development.  And the recognition that at some point he’s got to start living.   He is seriously behind in terms of life and enjoyment of life.  That’s all been sacrificed and at some point, hopefully it’s Alfred’s wish that he will start to live again.  Of course this tragedy has defined him but to a degree he’s sacrificed everything that most people would consider worth living for in life and he’s going to have relearn that, embarrassingly late in life.

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Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in 'Dark Knight Rises'

Dark Knight Rises has two entire movies to draw on for context, with regards to backstory for Bruce and how he has reached this stage in his life. However, the film’s iterations of famous Batman femme fatale Catwoman and muscly madman Bane are drawing from different sources, including the original comics and the sheer imagination of the film’s cast and writers (Chris Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, and Davis S. Goyer).

HARDY: I had no immediate knowledge of the world of Batman at all.  I’m quite incubated.  I just keep myself to myself and my dog.  He’s not with me anymore.  And if something comes in, it’s always a neat experience.  So it started when I first got the part… [Bane is] a different character.  Of course, I’m playing a different character than I’ve ever played before.  But you know way too much of this story of me.  So I can’t answer that.

THOMAS: Without saying too much [about Bane], I think we’ve retained what works for this universe and for our world. He’s definitely recognizable. But then there are some things that we’ve changed, because I think they wouldn’t have fit into Chris Nolan’s version of the world…We were obviously never going to revisit the Joker and you don’t want to be trying to chase that. So it’s fun to have a very different sort of villain in this and a different sort of challenge for Batman to meet, much more physical. It’s almost a more even match in some ways, you know, in a physical sense. You just don’t want to do the same thing again.

As far as the film’s approach to Catwoman is concerned:

HATHAWAY: Well the first thing you have to say is what an honor.  It was funny for me because when I got my start, I kind of got my big break with ‘The Princess Diaries’ and during the press rounds for that everyone asked me: “Did you always want to be a princess growing up?”  And the truth was, no I wanted to be Catwoman.  And I think a lot of women feel that way… I loved Catwoman’s sense of humor.  I love how sly she is.  I love how she, to use a cat metaphor, walks the fence and you don’t know which side she’s going to come down on.  She’s totally independent.  And let’s face it, she’s badass.

… Each Catwoman is specific to the Gotham City she lives in and the director that helps shape her.  So it’s kind of hard to have a favorite and I’m not just being political, it’s hard to have a favorite because each one is so specific as themselves.  And you look back at the history of the comic and Catwoman gets reinvented every ten to fifteen years anyway.  You can have preferences but the core of the character remains… I grew up with [several different versions of Catwoman] so I was well acquainted with the character’s dimension; she’s one of my favorite characters in the comic book world and in the movie world.  But I didn’t go back to any of the other ones because I’m in Chris’s Gotham City.  For me it didn’t make a lot of sense to look at them for inspiration, even as extraordinary a performance that Michelle Pfeiffer gave, that was Tim Burton’s Gotham. So for me that didn’t make a lot of sense.
[SIDENOTE: Check out these more recent interviews with Hardy and Hathaway, where they offer additional insight about their approach to playing Bane and Catwoman, respectively.]
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Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle in 'Dark Knight Rises'

Whereas Joker in The Dark Knight represented more of a mental challenge for the Caped Crusader, Bane and Catwoman are well-renowned for both their craftiness and physical prowess – the sheer power of the former, acrobatic maneuverability of the latter. The Dark Knight Rises cast was not only willing to spill on the physical challenges of training and executing hand-to-hand combat sequences for the production, but also to touch on how said fights reflect the shifting power balance between their characters (especially, with Batman and Bane).

BALE: We have fantastic stunt guys.  Buster Reeves, who’s have been with us since the first one, and Tom Struthers.  And thing is, this is sort of what we do.  They kind of work out what they’d like to see in the fights and Tom [Hardy] and myself come in and bring in the story to the fights.  Because a fight that is just a knock down, everyone punching each other, ceases to be really exciting after a while.  You’ve got to figure a way to tell a story within the fight.  And also you can get some very trained fighters who can follow and incredibly fast and furious fight, but I don’t know about you guys but as you watch UFC sometimes you’re going “I dunno what’s going on. ” It looks like a bloody mess.  You sometimes have to be able to just look at it with eyes like myself, someone who’s not a trained fighter and understand what’s happening, and it’s amazing the difference that between the fantastic stuntmen that come in and do their jobs and when we, Tom [Hardy] and I, come in and say “all right I get that, but this is what I’ve got to be thinking here, so I’ve got to do it this way. ” And actually seeing a fight that has description and a beginning, middle, and end to it is a wonderful thing, keeps it so much more entertaining and means so much more then showing off a few martial arts moves.

HATHAWAY: I’d always thought I was pretty healthy and I always thought I had worked hard in the gym and it turns out that what I thought was hard, in Catwoman’s world, is actually light to moderate.  I’ve had to ratchet everything up.  I have the most incredible stuntwoman in the world and she’s got me and the character to another level… I don’t actually know the name of [Catwoman's fighting style] – sorry this makes me sound like an airhead.  The stunt department are all phenomenal fighters and so I’ve just been mimicking them and doing whatever they tell me to do.  I do all sorts of kicks.  I do a roundhouse kick, I think its all mixed martial arts.  I don’t know what the martial arts technique is called but I’ve been doing it in heels!

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Bane vs. Batman in 'Dark Knight Rises'

Previous reports indicated that Dark Knight Rises could includes nearly an hour of native IMAX footage, as was shot using the traditional IMAX camera system (a 150-200 lbs. device) often coupled with the use of a steadicam (an unprecedented approach). However, according to Thomas, that isn’t a certainty… because, as it turns out, probably MORE than an hour’s worth of IMAX footage was actually shot; how much eventually makes the final cut, is the question.

THOMAS: Gosh, that’s actually very difficult to say at this point because basically, at the moment we’re shooting a lot in IMAX…a LOT in IMAX, much more than we shot in ‘The Dark Knight’We’re actually shooting a lot in IMAX and 35mm, and then some exclusively in 35mm. So, I don’t know at this point what the final [percentage will be.] We’re still using the big [IMAX cameras], which is great. Obviously there are real limitations in terms of dialogue scenes and heavy drama stuff, so we’ve shot some of that with both and some of it exclusively with 35mm. There’s no doubt there’ll be a lot more on IMAX than there was on ‘The Dark Knight’.

The producer also touched on the decision to shoot the bulk of the Gotham City exterior/establishing shots in Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh, rather than return to Chicago (as was used for Batman Begins and Dark Knight):

THOMAS: ['Dark Knight Rises definitely has] a different aesthetic. Once again, we didn’t want to just be repeating the same old thing. I don’t think anyone would want to see just the same old thing and it certainly wouldn’t be any fun for us to tell the same old story. Visually, I think the same thing applies to that. It’s meant to be winter in Gotham, so that right there is going to lend a whole different look to the film. So far, we have shot rather more in the daylight than we did in ‘The Dark Knight’, but we’ve got a lot of nights coming our way, too.

It’s great to be in Pittsburgh. We’re having a really great time here. One of the biggest reasons we came here was that Chicago…we had a fantastic time there and we loved it, but we literally have shot every inch of that city. As I said, we don’t want to be retreading old territory, whether that be visually or in terms of the storyline. We want this to be a stand-alone movie that just doesn’t feel like something anyone’s seen before… Gotham is meant to be a massive metropolis; it’s meant to be a huge city. I think we felt like if we went back to Chicago we would be limiting the scope and we just wanted to make it feel massive.

Lastly – as a reward for all those who’ve read this far, check out this newly-unveiled TV spot for Dark Knight Rises:

For the full interviews over at Collider, click on any of the following links:

The Dark Knight Rises in theaters around the U.S. on July 20th, 2012.
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  1. Looks like we see a return of the old TDK batcave… Interesting.

  2. Cool stuff. I think Hardy is gonna have the coolest performance but i believe Hathaway is gonna have the suprise perfromance of the movie. I can see her subtly stealing the show

    FYI Sandy
    Thats actually the fourth TV spot. The third hasnt been released online but it premiered during NASCAR yesterday

    • I changed it so it’s now just the “new” DKR TV spot – rather than split hairs about whether it counts as the 3rd or 4th. ;-)

      • hahaha yea pologies. Didnt mean to come off as an ***, was moreso tryna let people know there was one more tv spot.

        This is a Low Res version of the NASCAR TV Spot. Good ol Bruce/Lucius banter.

        • No worries. :-)

          When there’s a hi-res version online, I’ll be sure it gets posted.

          • HD version of unreleased TDKR NASCAR TV Spot “Retired”

  3. I’ve seen each of the TV spots, and for whatever reason this is the only one that has me excited about The Dark Knight Rises. (Really wish they’d have changed the name…)

    • I think The Caped Crusader would have worked better especially with the tone of the movie.

      • Na, too cheesy. The tone of the movie is The Dark Knight….rising. Sounds pretty perfect to me. :)

        • haha lemme es plain.

          TDKR is a war movie. Batman will return and lead the army of Gotham Citizens and police in a crusade to regain Gotham from Bane. I just thought it was more clever than TDKRises.

  4. I can’t help but wonder, in what way if any would Nolan have used The Joker if Ledgar didn’t pass away?
    I realize it’s pure speculation because they weren’t even thinking about the 3rd movie at the time of his death but can you imagine a movie with The Joker and Bane? That would have been a whole other level of epic. Or maybe he wouldn’t have been used at all. Ya never know but the movie geek inside of me can’t help but wonder.
    Like I said before I’m just speculating and thinking out loud through a keyboard. No matter what way ya look at it I’m excited as all get out for this movie. Joker, Bane, no Joker, Catwoman, any way you slice it this is looking pretty amazing.

    • Ibeen thinking about that too. Scarecrow cameo in TDK was awesome.

      In No Man’s Land Joker carves out a puece of Gotham for him self causes his normal havok.
      In KnightFall Bane releases The inmates of Arkham and the Joker & Scarecrow team up. Joker nearly kills Scarecrow.
      In TDKReturns The Joker was catatonic until Batman returns. He kills himself and basically frames Batman.

      TDKR is based off those three Batman Storylines, so def think Nolan could of cooked up nice lil Joker subplot.

      • I wish Heath was still alive :[ It would be great to see him as the Joker again.

    • I remember reading years ago, not sure if it was Mr Nolan or someone else, suggesting the Joker might have been used similar to Lecter in Silence of the Lambs. A extremely dangerous unhinged psycho criminal locked up, but being allowed to help with an investigation. In Joker’s case, locked up in Arkham, helping Batman somehow. Not sure how accurate that report was tho. But still I fine it an interesting angle.

      • Sounds bogus, not sure how interesting either. We learned in TDK Joker gives misinfo. Now how confusing is that?

        • Lol, yeah. Just a theory, i guess. Who knows.

      • I remember seeing something like that. That wasn’t even speculation; it was a random fan’s hopes, dreams and random fabrication in his/her own mind. The Joker would never be that underused, and Heath’s memory would never be exploited like that.

  5. Of all the trailers released I think this one is the best one.

  6. Bale: “But consequently in his most intimate moments he has Alfred, he has Rachel”
    …it’s kinda odd that he mentions Rachael since she died in TDK – or am I misunderstanding his comment?
    Anyway… cool interviews and an awesome tv spot.

    I just have to say though, I get the feeling that Hardy and Hathaway didn’t really read a lot of graphic novels as “research” for their roles (when an actor/actress can’t answer a question like “which comic book featuring [your character] was your favorite?” directly and answer with “oh you know, there are so many books and so many different versions”, you know they didn’t really read any comic books ;)). Still, it shouldn’t be a problem. A movie is still a movie. All the actor needs is a great script (which I’m sure DKR has) and a fantastic director (which Nolan obviously is) to be able to do a great portrayal of a character.

    • I think in the interview he says “he had Rachel”, unless i read it wrong :P

      • According to the interview transcript, he said “has” – but I think it’s safe to assume that was just a brief slip of the tongue. ;-)

        • Ahh my bad, I did read it wrong, but you’re right it probably was a slip of the tongue :P

    • Especially since Bane only has a few storylines out there, five or so, I think.

    • Even if they did have a favorite, it’s possible they wouldn’t want to say it because then fanboys would get up in arms saying “What? NOOO. _______ version of Bane/Catwoman was the BEST! This movie’s going to absolutely suck, I for one will not be watching this film…” etc. etc. Hardy outright said he hadn’t known much, but Hathaway at least grew up around the comics/shows a bit.

  7. non-spoiler interviews are worthless. all they talk about is how they can’t tell you anything yet, and how good nolan is, and how good it is to work with each other, and oh, how they can’t tell you anything yet.

  8. I saw Joker mentioned in a comment so….

    Allegedly, Ledger was signed to make two movies as The Joker so who knows where they’d have gone with it if he hadn’t died. Maybe his death made Nolan decide to end it with a trilogy because it upset him so much?

    I can’t wait to see what Liam Neeson does in the Ra’s al Ghul flashback they filmed for this.

    And considering Cillian Murphy was spotted on the set, how will they close off the Scarecrow aspect of this?

    • I doubt him being upset about Ledger made him want to cut his trilogy short. To be honest, I think he has had a vague idea where he wanted to take Batman and the trilogy from the begining :)

  9. ‘the same old thing’ hahaha you’ve regurgitated the same bs for 2 movies now, move the f*** on and give us something different, something that shows real talent instead of a trashy version of what is considered to be a pretty bad a** hero.

    the fights will not be any more detailed then the poorly staged mess they where in TDK, the robotic and stiff movements of nolans batman show us only one thing – he cannot direct action b/c he is to arrogant to ire someone to help with with choreography.

    i wont be watching this on day one, heck i might not even watch it on cheap ticket night b/c i know it will be no different to TDK in terms of scale and ‘epicness’ and the only thing that made TDK any good was the joker who was done flawlessly by ledger.

    i’ll anxiously wait for the avengers dvd when this mess comes out so that i can sit and be awed by the epic writing, directing and visuals of a movie that goes somewhere (fi i am not a marvel fanboy, i just like movies that know wtf they’re doing and are aimed at people that aren’t nolan fans) ;)

    • Can you say flame bait? Lol. Anyway, thanx for chiming in:-)

    • The robotic fighting style you constantly claim about is real.. its not nolans creating its his interpretation of how batman should fight and it fits. Its called Keysi a newer form of martial arts that developed over 20 years ago. Its about using any items at your desposile to mane a opponent not kill him. While aslo going with the flow, if you feel a headbutt then use a headbutt.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVWyqBdE5RI (batman begins keysi training video)

      As for saying nolan has no talent that is just childish. Every director in hollywood has talent in some way or form. Nolan with more than a lot of diretors. For whatever reason you have hatred for nolan movies i hope its a good one, cause your missing out on some spectacular movies. Call him arrogent call him what you want but he isnt the one bashing a person that he knows nothing about.

      • he has no talent when it comes to action, he can do a boring drama piece (pretty much everything he’s done thus far) but he sucks at action period.

        the ‘fighting style’ he uses consists of basic self defence techniques and the style you’ve shown is pretty much that, nothing to show viewers that he is a master rank in the likes of karate, jui jitsu or aikido (which the batman character is said to be). the fact that he fights in such a stiff and amateurish manner even with his more flexible suit (towards the end of TDK) shows that nolan doesn’t care about the source and does whatever he wants b/c he thinks he knows everything there is to filming a good action/crime thriller (again genre traits that his batman movies dont have). the only character he’s gotten right so far is the joker and that heavily relies on the actors skills not the director (which only guides them in the right direction).

        if he wants to impress both myself and other martial arts enthusiasts he needs to hire someone that knows what they’re doing for both gunplay and hand to hand action b/c atm he sucks and is to clueless about what he is doing (again only referring to action and not his film making skills as a whole).

        • I agree, his action directing is pretty subpar.

          I much more enjoy his dramatic movies – The Prestige, Momento, Inception. I love Batman Begins, but not because of the action. I just thought the new background story on Batman was incredible.

        • As I stated before as a martial artist, I’m happy with how Batman fights.

        • Typically folks who aren’t that bright find dramas to be boring. They essentially can’t process what’s going on.

          I’d recommend a nice, simple, dumbed-down film like Transformers. I think you’ll find what you’re looking for.

    • I have to agree about the fight choreography and some of the action scenes – it’s not Nolan’s strong-suit IMO (he should have gotten a professional stunt choreographer to um… choreograph the fights – most movie directors do that now a-days.)
      Batman is supposed to be a trained martial artist: I loved some of the fighting in BB (where Bruce gets trained by Raj Al Ghul), but things went down hill the moment he put the suit on (his movements became stiff and very un-Batman like).

      BUT, I wouldn’t go as far as to say “b/c i know it will be no different to TDK in terms of scale and ‘epicness’” – you can’t know that for sure based on the few minutes of footage we’ve seen. In fact, if anything, this one will be the BEST in terms of “epicness” IMO – especially if you look at the tv spots: they were pretty full on in terms of action and epicness (bridges collapsing, Bat flying, Catwoman & Batman fighting, etc.)

      • Are you sure their isn’t a choreographer for the other films. I’ll check the credits, but I’d be surprised if Nolan choreographs his own fight scenes.

        • @flare
          i checked for TDK and he had some amateur cage fighter listed as fight consultant, which doesn’t mean anything besides him talking to some redneck about how he gets his a** handed to him all the time.

          @avenger
          anyone can make a good looking trailer, the end product might end up being nothing like what he’s ‘shown off’ thus far, like alot of M rated action movies – they add big explosions etc here and there to make it look good but in the end what you saw in the trailer is about all you see in the full thing (sometimes less).

          • I agree, the end product can look very different from the promo material, but I’m just saying… it’s all fine and dandy to judge the promo material, but don’t judge/criticize the end product until you’ve seen it for yourself…

    • Hahaha

      The way Batman fights jn Nolan’s movies is exactly how he is suppose to fight. Batman isnot a traditional martial artist. He is not gonna enter a room and let 12 goon charge him. He is gonna use fear and intimidation, then attack in and out of the shadows. His whole style js meant to keep you off balance. Ra’s al Ghul actually explained BaTman’s entire fighting style during the training montage in Batman Begins.

      BB had an excellent scene of Batman style when Batman enters Arkham to save Rachael. He cuts the lights, and repels in and out of the shadows eliminating them one by one. In TDK Batman cuts the power to Lau”s building then crashes thru the window takes out two goons then returns to the shadows. Leaps from the shadows takes out another two and grabs Lau.

      BB had some great traditional martial arts fight scenes between Ra’s al Ghul & Bruce. Bruce fought Ra’s when first climbed themountain, during his sword training on ice, his graduation test and finally on the train as Batman. All good fighting scenes.

      • O wow…Thank you for your response. Thank you, thank you.

      • But what you’re talking about is Batman’s attack STRATEGY (cutting power, lurking in the shadows and taking thugs out one-by-one)…BUT the actual fight choreography (the way he throws punches, moves around, dodges attacks, etc.) is very stiff and not like any of the fighting I’ve see in the Batman comic books or even in martial arts movies.

        The Arkham City games are a perfect example of what I’m talking about: He can still use that tactful strategies as seen in BB and TDK, but still have the martial-arts skills that was hinted at/briefly showed in BB.

        …In my opinion.

        • He would only use a proper Martial Arts against another properly trained martial artist fighter. When Batman fights regular goons he is knocking them out quickly and efficiently while using your enviornment to your advantage. The Keys Fighting Method is perfect for this.

          Watch the club scene where Batman goes for Maroni. He flips one person over the railing, dodges a punch by arm tackling, head butts the second goes back to who he arm tackled and smashed their head on the railing. He takes a champagne bottle to the back of the head, dodges the next blow, squeezes the mans hand holding the glass bottle untill it breaks filling the dudes hand with broken glass. Beats down to more assaliants and grabs Maroni. THAT IS BATMAN.

          The battle with the Swat was also great. Batman shoots the grapple gun at one Swat, tackles two Swat officers off the railing while using the first as wench to slow their fall. He then 360 Keysi Fighting Method four joker henchmen, one of which he knocks out with a serious punch to the neck. He then beats and ties several Swat members together and leaves them hanging on the side of the building.

          The way Batman fighrs in Arkham Asylum/City is unrealistic. You are flipping, rolling and diving all over the place and using more than 2-3 punches per goon. That not only goes againat Batman strategy but its waste of energy and less effective. That style is more Tony Jaa or Donnie Yen, where its more a performance than fight. THe only thing you might use from Arkham are the takedowns, which are still very hollywood and flashy, not quick and efficient.

          • Again, thank you. I tire of the argument of the comic and video game styles of fighting in opposition to practical methods of fighting.

            It’s not about flips, not being able to get hit, or “looking” a certain way, it’s about defending one’s self.

            Also remember to mine your surroundings.

            • “you never learned to mind your surroundings”

              • “Mind”, oops. That’s what I get for clicking submit without reading over what I typed.

          • Good points :]

          • You misunderstood when I used Arkham City as an example… I know his moves are unrealistic in the games (VERY unrealistic lol), but my point was that in that game he uses a combination of strategy and martial arts (albeit unreleased martial arts) – I never said the movie should use the actual combat moves that are featured in the game (that would look weird).

            “Watch the club scene where Batman goes for Maroni. He flips one person over the railing, dodges a punch by arm tackling, head butts the second goes back to who he arm tackled and smashed their head on the railing. He takes a champagne bottle to the back of the head, dodges the next blow, squeezes the mans hand holding the glass bottle untill it breaks filling the dudes hand with broken glass. Beats down to more assaliants and grabs Maroni. THAT IS BATMAN.
            The battle with the Swat was also great. Batman shoots the grapple gun at one Swat, tackles two Swat officers off the railing while using the first as wench to slow their fall. He then 360 Keysi Fighting Method four joker henchmen, one of which he knocks out with a serious punch to the neck. He then beats and ties several Swat members together and leaves them hanging on the side of the building.”

            Again, what you’re talking about is the STRATEGIES that Batman uses to take down his enemies. Believe me, I’ve watched those fight scenes many many times, and while his strategy is flawless, THE WAY HE PHYSICALLY DOES IT and the way it’s filmed looks completely awkward and wrong IMO. There’s no “flow” to his actions and (to repeat myself) he looks stiff. I’m sure a lot of it is due to the costume though (I’m sure that would restrict movements and make things appear more… robotic)

            My whole argument is about the cinematography and choreography used to put those fighting sequences together… and for me, it didn’t work at all – that still doesn’t mean I don’t love the movies though (I just didn’t love them for the fight sequences)

            • Well i just watched the ‘Scarecrow Capture’ and ‘Lau Capture’ fight scenes and I completely disagree. ha! The cinematography Nolan uses enhances the choreography. His movements look improvised and realistic. You can actually see Batman sublty scanning the environment to use it as a weapon.

              LOL All this anti talk has given me new appreciation fir Nolan’s fight scenes. Thanks all!

  10. Thats actually the fourth TV spot. The third hasnt been released online but it premiered during NASCAR yesterday

    http://piccing.com/

  11. personally i think this looks awsome :) but isnt bane supposed to be with poison ivy? and i hope they do batman movies for her and mr freeze, penguin, & the riddler…all the other villians i could care less about. i would also like to see robin in one of the movies, and eventually become nightwing :) I think everybody is with me on that :)

    • I’m guessing you’re never heard of the following movies?
      Batman(1989), Batman Returns(1992), Batman Forever(1995), Batman & Robin(1997).
      ;)

      • Ikr. I think he saw it, and forgot. Suppressed memories…

        • lol i remember them, but none of them are anywhere near as good as the batman movies being made now. so it would be nice to see them redone with the technology of today and directed by chris with chritian bale playing batman.