Total Film recently chatted with producer Emma Thomas (AKA Mrs Christopher Nolan) about what we could expect from epic superhero threequel The Dark Knight Rises.
Despite the promise that this trilogy-closer will wrap up Nolan’s Bat-saga, the team haven’t made things easy on themselves. Instead, they’ve thrown a heap of new characters into the mix, including Tom Hardy’s Bane, and Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle (or Catwoman, if you will).
On Tom Hardy, Thomas told us, “Tom made a massive physical transformation for the role... It really is an intense performance.”
“He finally feels like a match for Batman – both physically and mentally.”
Thomas is confident that sparks will fly: “Christian Bale and Tom Hardy are both such fiercely committed actors that pitching them as adversaries works incredibly well – they have such a great chemistry on camera.”
And on Anne Hathaway’s role as Catwoman, Thomas dropped scant hints. “It’s completely new,” she admitted, “and it’s a really interesting role. You never quite know where you are with her.”
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