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Christian Bale returns as Batman in the final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. The movie has had great expectations throughout the United States and the movie’s release date, July 20, has been marked by Batman fans for a long time.
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is director Nolan’s conclusion to the rebooted Batman trilogy, which began in 2005 with ‘Batman Begins’ and continued in 2008 with ‘The Dark Knight,’ which received eight academy award nominations. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ returns with actors that have appeared in the other movies; Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne, Michael Caine as Alfred, and Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon. But the movie introduces a new character: ‘Warrior’ actor Tom Hardy, who will be playing Bane, Batman’s new enemy, and whose origins have similarities with Alexandre Dumas’ Edmond Dantes.
The movie takes place eight years after D.A. Harvey Dent was killed and Batman was blamed for his murder, so he had to disappear from Gotham City. But Bane, a new villain, arrives in Gotham City, a masked terrorist with ruthless plans; this forces Batman to end his self-imposed exile and face this new threat.
Nolan knows the expectation his movie has and said: “I think the fans are very passionate about these characters the way a lot of people are very passionate. Batman’s been around for over 70 years and there’s a reason for that. He has a huge appeal, so I think you know people certainly respond to the character.”
Nolan also defended himself against some recent criticism that accuses him of perceiving similarities between the villainous back-breaker Bane and Mitt Romney’s similarly named venture capital firm, Bain. He was surprised of receiving this kind of criticism and said: “I really don’t have an answer for it, it’s a very peculiar comment to make.”
In the MTV Movie Awards, Christian Bale remembered Academy Award winner Heath Ledger, who died at the age of 28 shortly after playing the Joker in the last Batman movie. Bale broke down and cried during the awards when he saw a compilation of scenes from ‘The Dark Knight’. He said “Wow, great to remember Heath at that moment. Wonderful to see Heath Ledger there.”
The movie duration is 165 minutes, but the movie trailer promises action in every single minute. You don’t have to worry about getting bored, so don’t think twice and enjoy the newest movie of the Gotham City hero.
Image Courtesy of Ron Phillips | TOM HARDY as Bane in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action thriller “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. TM & © DC Comics.