Christopher Nolan spills 'Dark Knight Rises' details
November 22nd, 2011
02:50 PM ET

Christopher Nolan spills 'Dark Knight Rises' details

Empire magazine has some new details on the upcoming "The Dark Knight Rises" in its latest issue, which also features two covers: one of Batman, and the other of Bane.

Director Christopher Nolan reveals to the magazine that a lot of time has passed in between the conclusion of 2008's "The Dark Knight" and the starting point for 2012's "Rises."

"It's really all about finishing Batman and Bruce Wayne's story. We left him in a very precarious place," Nolan tells Empire. "Perhaps surprisingly for some people, our story picks up quite a bit later, eight years after 'The Dark Knight.' So he's an older Bruce Wayne; he's not in a great state."

Nolan adds that the idea is to push Batman to the limit, physically as well as mentally, hence having Bane as the villain, played by Tom Hardy.

The actor tells Empire that his character is "brutal...He's a big dude who's incredibly clinical in the fact that he has a results-based and oriented fighting style. It's  not about fighting. It's about carnage."

No, really. Hardy goes on to paint the picture of the masked villain's terrorizing actions: "Anything from small-joint manipulation to crushing skulls, crushing rib cages, stamping on shins and knees and necks and collarbones....He is a terrorist in mentality as well as brutal action."

"The Dark Knight Rises" bows July 20, 2012.


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  1. George K

    So where did the new 2face go ? why skip 8 year why not just 2 and do it right with a 2face sequeal avenging the death of their mutal love.... Bane is awesome but this shoulda been the 4th installment.

    November 23, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. TY

    what is up with the formatting of these articles? cell padding, spacing? Really? css is not that hard figure it out

    November 22, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sokman

    Thank goodness someone finally got it right again. I like the new movies & want to see what happens next

    November 22, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mr. Ed

    In espaniole my strong and handsome latin lover.

    November 22, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Lifeislikeafreckle

    Did I missed a whole fact of why this movie will end too soon?

    November 22, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. O RLY?

    Looking forward to this movie...

    November 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |

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