After quite a wait and a long period of secrecy, director Christopher Nolan finally breaks his silence and reveals two roles for his next Bat flick, The Dark Knight Rises. As reported in Slash Film, his Inception star, Tom Hardy, finally has a role for this movie. Take note, this may be a surprise to some when you see the picture below of who the English actor is going to play, but Nolan has already decided on it, and here it is:
Yes, Tom Hardy will be playing Bane, the villain who singlehandedly broke the Dark Knight's back in the "Knightfall" storyline during the 90's. The character was also used in "Batman and Robin", but that outing didn't turn out so well for the character. Some of you may find this role casting as strange as I did, but I respect the director enough to know he may have something up his sleeve with the choice. We'll just have to wait and see how it turns out once production for the movie begins and photos and trailers show the action.
In other news, a female lead has finally been chosen, and Anne Hathaway was given Nolan's blessing to play Selina Kyle, who many around the world know better as Catwoman. As one of primary characters in Batman and Bruce Wayne's world, Catwoman is the one of the few characters who has been a villain and ally to the Dark Knight, as well as a lover who has earned his respect and admiration. As the person to play Ms. Kyle, Hathaway is a beautiful and smart actress for the park, and I think Nolan has left the role in good hands with her casting. The Devil Wears Prada star ironically also worked with the late Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain, who we all know played the most iconic representation of The Joker in 2008's The Dark Knight, for which he won a posthumous Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. If you want to get an idea of how she acts, she'll be appeared recently in Love and Other Drugs alongside Jake Gyllenhaal (another Brokeback co-star). Knowing Nolan's way of directing and picking actors, I have faith on what's going to come with TDKR, and this will be an exciting wait for the next Batman movie. For more info, visit the source article over at Slash Film!
The Dark Knight Rises opens in theaters July 20, 2012.