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Those would be amazing if they weren't Comic Sans :P
Film critics (Alan Zilberman, Matt Cohen, Tim Gordon) confirmed they each got press invitation for the screening of this movie. Expect early reactions from them very soon.
According to this ( http://www.amazon.com/The-Dark-Knight-Rises-Scrapbook/dp/0062132288/ref=pd_sim_b_7 ) book: Spoiler: 1. Bane was raised in prison Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Shadows trained him. 2. Ra’s eventually deemed him too radical and extreme, and sent him away. 3. Bane went on to form his own band of radical terrorists.
According to this ( http://www.amazon.com/The-Dark-Knight-Rises-Scrapbook/dp/0062132288/ref=pd_sim_b_7 ) book: Spoiler: 1. Bane was raised in prison Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Shadows trained him. 2. Ra’s eventually deemed him too radical and extreme, and sent him away. 3. Bane went on to form his own band of radical terrorists. Srsly? Is this canon? Because if so, I hate myself for opening the spoiler tab.
Guys, only one month to go! :O
I found this on Tumblr two days ago, and for some reason it had me in tears laughing. Something about it was just hysterical.I love this shot. Bane's eyes when he looks back at Bruce look deadly terrifying.
im disappointed that music was only for the trailers. it would have been epic to have them on the soundtrack.
It was me. -awkward-
On whether or not "The Scarecrow" is returning in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: "My thing is always like, [RISES is] out very shortly. Let's not be impatient. People are so impatient. Some things [spoilers are] great for, but other things...isn't it so great to go and see a film that you haven't seen a script for, that you haven't seen on set videos, that you haven't read spoilers for, that you just go in and you just are in it? That's what it should be. That's what it was in the old days, and in many ways [Christopher Nolan] is a very sort of old fashioned filmmaker in the methods that he employs and his belief in cinema, and I think that's a good thing."On Chris Nolan's affect on the comic book/superhero movie genre: "I think that [the BATMAN film] franchise has just been totally reinvigorated and he's set the bar for all sorts of superhero franchises in terms of making something that's hugely entertaining but also really intelligent and moving. They're phenomenal films and I think that he's just -- not just in the BATMAN franchise, but with all superhero franchises -- that's the level they have to live up to."
“The Dark Knight Rises” is just over a month away and while fans do their best to manage the barely-tolerable anticipation, one of the film’s many stars has done his best to assure the audience that its enthusiasm is well placed. Matthew Modine has an unwavering confidence about the film in which he plays Deputy Commissioner Foley. He’s suggested that a certain Marvel team up film is in store for a butt-kicking while emphasizing that “The Dark Knight Rises” will indeed be the biggest film of 2012.In this exclusive interview, Modine talks about his experience making the film, making that Marvel comparison, and more!Based on the number of interactions we’ve seen you have with fans on Twitter, we assume you’re aware of the level of expectations people have for “The Dark Knight Rises.” Did that awareness affect your approach to this film compared to a project that did not already have such a large built-in fan base?Nope. I came to the project with an open mind. I was like a new ballplayer on a veteran club. I was invited for a reason. For the game I would bring. My personal history. But it wasn’t my team. I was the “new guy” and I was patient and allowed the game and players to let me in at their rhythm.Your character is one of the newcomers to this series. What was your experience like when working with Gotham veterans Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, and Gary Oldman?I think I covered that pretty well in my previous answer. I’ll add that it was a pleasure to spend time and work with my old friend, Gary. Not just a wonderful actor. A mensch.Did you have any assumptions about this project based on what you’d seen from the first two films? Was there anything that surprised you?I knew from the first two films, and Nolan’s other films, that he is a special director. He surprised me everyday I worked with him. He’s got so many great films in his future. I hope I can be a part of them.In the footage that’s been released, we’ve seen your character leading his fellow officers into a massive battle. Can you describe what it’s like and perhaps how difficult it is to perform in a scene with so many other actors and moving parts?Epic.You’ve said that “The Dark Knight Rises” will deliver a butt-kicking to “The Avengers.” Why do you feel that way? Do you think these movies are really in competition with one another?Not really any competition. Avengers, at its best, was a light comedy. I feel the humor of its characters was its strongest point. There was never any danger and no character development. No real arc to the story. Which is fine. And clearly millions of people love the film. It’s a very very successful popcorn movie. I would have loved it if I was a kid. The DKR is a whole different universe of storytelling. I feel it is more in the genre of classic, epic novels, The Odyssey, Moby Dick,The Iliad, or even Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. I love Batman because he is human and full of human problems.Did you have a favorite superhero growing up? Who and why?Batman. See above.In your opinion, why has the superhero/comic book film genre become so popular and successful?Oh, I don’t think this is a new trend. At all. One thing that has changed is the ability to create films in a way only once dreamed of. New lightweight cameras and vehicles and computer graphics technicians have the ability to create worlds only once imagined. Directors today are only limited by their imaginations.You have expressed your affection for Christopher Nolan’s talent as a director several times. Despite his relatively small but massively successful body of work, he has been overlooked when it comes to awards, especially Academy Awards. In your opinion, why do you think this is happening? Do you feel that it is justified? Do the awards truly matter?The Beatles never won a Grammy. Kubrick never won the Academy Award. The list of people not recognized is way more interesting than the list of “winners.”Our thanks to Matthew Modine for taking the time to give us this exclusive interview and we look forward to seeing him in action when THE FIRE RISES on July 20th!
"Proof: the fall in TDK is not the cause for the cane." I looked at the junior novelization in the store today. It recaps Batman Begins and The Dark Knight for kids in chapter form, says on the cover "Leads into this summer's Dark Knight Rises!" Presumably for simple children who need the movie set up in order to understand it. There's no young reader novel for TDKR, this is it with a photo cover even. At the end of the book, he's shot by Dent as in the movie, but he doesn't fall off the ledge- they change it to, "Batman knocked Harvey off and they both disappeared off the edge. In a moment, Batman came back up, having used to grappling hook to climb to safety. Dent lay dead on the ground below, his neck broken." Now I know many wouldn't use a kid's novelization as any proof, but consider this: 1) It's a direct re-telling of the first two movies to prime you for the TDKR so they're not going to change anything too important or kids would be lost; 2) If they DID change things, they likely wouldn't have included Harvey dying from his neck breaking so clearly they're not going to sanitize the more gruesome parts for the sake of making it wholesome, they want it to line up with what you'll see happening in the movie and give you what you need to know; 3) The fact that they did omit the fall with the rest considered tells us it clearly wasn't important enough to mention. That they made sure to say Harvey was dead tells us they want you to absolutely clear going into the movie this was the case, instead of for example saying he was knocked out, they don't want anyone to expect him to pop up for the sake of condensing a book. If the fall was so important it actually caused the cane and the liming, it would not have been so easily dismissed in the book as that would be a vital plot point worth confusing people about, given the lengths they went to to make the other details crystal clear. It's an officially licensed primer for the movie, that ain't why he's using the cane. Hopefully this dispels doubt once and for all, but knowing some people here...