Tom Hardy talks working with Gary Oldman on The Dark Knight Rises

Bane on Commissioner Gordon…



Total Film is currently running around Cannes like a crazed movie-pitcher attempting to prove Speed 3 should be set entirely in the world of online journalism, via the medium of a live-action demonstration.

Either that or we're preparing for the Olympics by taking part in the most surreal multi-stage fitness test of all time - "You have 30 seconds to get from the Palais to the Hotel Martinez and back again… go!"

What we're saying is, we're rushed. But when France offers up gems as glorious the one below, we can't help but pause long enough to bash out a news story on it.

Speaking at a generally fairly weird Lawless press conference, Tom Hardy offered up the following information when asked about working with Gary Oldman on three recent projects; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Dark Knight Rises and Lawless.

The following quote will be of extreme interest to Bat-fans seeking out any possible scraps of information about Christopher Nolan's follow-up to The Dark Knight.

This is the bit where we warn you about spoilers. Spoilers.

"I spent my entire experience with Gary [on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy] staring at him and not returning any lines because I think he's God. The second time [on The Dark Knight Rises] I was playing God, so I ignored him. Kicked him a bit, that kind of thing. Gary Oldman is one of my heroes, I did nothing but glean from him."

That's the first official confirmation that Bane is directly involved in a fight with - and possibly the hospitalisation of - Commissioner Gordon, glimpsed at in the first teaser trailer.

And Hardy's description of Bane as God gives us an insight into just how powerful and omnipotent the character will be.

And outside anything else, it's just a nice quote. Gary Oldman's our God too, and Cannes is a fitting place to pay tribute to him, as this 50 Greatest Cannes Breakthroughs feature will attest.

Anyway, that's about as much time as we can spare for this particular pitstop, as we've got Jan de Bont on the phone about our Speed 3 idea. He's telling us it's rubbish. Fair enough.

Are you eager for any new Dark Knight Rises info, or do you just wish they'd hurry up and release it already? Tell us below!


    • ChrisWootton

      May 22nd 2012, 15:55

      From all the trailers and marketing virals my favourite shot is right at the end of the teaser trailer.. Bane confidently approaching Batman to beat the c**p out of him.. with Batman looking like he knows it as well

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    • Hadouken76

      May 22nd 2012, 16:47

      Theres a shampoo version called The Dark Knight Rinses :D

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    • SiMan

      May 22nd 2012, 17:38

      This backs up my theory that it is going to be Gordon that gets his back broken. Can't see it being bats and him recovering over the course of the movie

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    • EddieFelson

      May 23rd 2012, 14:04

      I too love that scene, it seems as if the Bat has taken a beating and Bane is striding towards him too finish him off. I guess after that it's when Bane walks away and chucks the broken cowl on the ground? Maybe then Bruce is found F*cked up on the floor unmasked but in costume and sent to prison where Bane visits Bruce and Bruce asks "why didn’t you kill me" Bane reply's either "when Gotham is in ashes..." or "Your punishment has too be..." then Bruce gets out visits Gordon and starts his come back? All just pure speculation but could be good watching an unstoppable villain running around tearing sh*t up with no one around to catch him!

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    • Ali1748

      May 23rd 2012, 17:09


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    • MikeyRix

      May 25th 2012, 16:11

      Ali, this isn't Twitter. :P Fair do's to the pair of them, though - this had better be amazing.

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