Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, Dark Knight Returns: May 23rd Comic Reel

Wed, May 23rd, 2012 at 8:45am PDT

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

DARK KNIGHT RISES

Tom Hardy spoke with Vulture about a myriad of topics including, but not limited to, his involvement in "The Dark Knight Rises" as Bane and his excitement at getting to portray the villain, despite the somewhat restrictive headgear.

"To me, it’s about the characters, it’s about the film, it’s about the process of making stunning visuals and a huge, epic movie," Hardy told Vulture. "It doesn’t matter if my head was covered in a black plastic bag and I was bouncing around in a space hopper: That's the villain of Chris Nolan's Batman!"

Hardy also spoke with Total Film at Cannes, teasing an encounter with Gary Oldman's Commissioner Gordon character.

"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," Hardy told Total Film. "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."

Also, check out these new character posters of Batman, Catwoman and Bane!


Opens July 20

PROMETHEUS

Verizon has posted two new TV Spots for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus." Good stuff.

Opens June 8

DARK KNIGHT RETURNS

DC Animation has announced the voice cast for the animated adaptation of "The Dark Knight Returns". According to the announcement, "RoboCop" star Peter Weller will provide the voice of Batman while "Modern Family's" Ariel Winter will play Robin. Other cast members announced include David Selby, Wade Williams as Two-Face and Michael McKean as Dr. Wolper.

The animated feature is expected to release in two direct-to-video installments.

Hits Fall 2012/Early 2013

SUPERMAN VS. THE ELITE

Speaking of DC Universe Animated Films, three new clips of "Superman Vs. The Elite" have surfaced over at SuperHeroHype. Check 'em out!

Hits stores June 12

TOTAL RECALL

YouTube user whyimnotRich has posted a new TV Spot for the "Total Recall" remake starring Colin Farrell.

Opens August 3

CATCHING FIRE

Here's something for the rumor mill: entertainment blog Think McFly Think has received a tip that Lionsgate is currently chasing "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson to join the cast of "Catching Fire" as Finnick Odair, one of the major players in "The Hunger Games" follow-up. Considering "Water for Elephants" director Francis Lawrence is now helming "Catching Fire," it certainly wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility. However, this rumor is completely unconfirmed.

Opens November 22, 2013

THE AVENGERS

While not really news, this photograph posted by Tom Hiddleston on Twitter is just fantastic.

In theaters now

RIHANNA'S BATTLESHIP LINES

Vulture has posted a fantastic round-up of every single line Rihanna utters in her "Battleship" film debut. While many of them are incredibly similar, my favorite one has got to be "Look Dapper."

Got any rampant rumors or weird comic book stuff? Be sure to drop us an email or sling us a webline on Twitter!

TAGS:  the dark knight rises, prometheus, dark knight returns, superman vs the elite, total recall, catching fire, the avengers

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