Oh man. I have it on good authority (Christopher Nolan+The First Two Trailers) that this movie is going to break me. In all the best ways possible.
Real talk, and I can’t help it: Anne Hathaway in the Catwoman suit was a glorious addition to my spank-tank last year. There’s just something sultry as fuck about it. Plus I have a latex fetish that has me dry-humping spatulas and shit. So whatever. But…where was I? Oh yes, this same Anne Hathaway has been cast in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Far out.
[Caff note: spoilers abound in the post-article comments area. You were warned. As well, Omega-Level sends out love, thoughts and best-wishes to everyone grappling with the DKR midnight shooting tragedy in Colorado]
How is anything supposed to follow The Dark Knight? Nolan’s trilogy ender will reap enormous numbers of attendees and box office dollars solely based on people wanting another TDK. Another round of dark, violent and unpredictable chaos in Gotham. Another villain as jarringly memorable as Ledger’s Joker. And another story that transcends comic roots and becomes lovingly embraced by the mainstream as a ‘crime saga’.
This might hurt your appreciation of Rises as it nearly did mine. In so many ways, this film feels like a direct sequel to Batman Begins. It notably takes the few elements it needs from the trilogy’s second chapter – Harvey Dent’s ‘legacy’, Rachel’s death and Bruce’s need to pass the mantle on – and forgets about the others, rejoining the stream Begins established seven years ago.
It’s awesome that the film feels like a much more appropriate bookend to Nolan’s trilogy in that regard. My fear was that the runaway success and rampant permeation of the Joker and TDK into popular culture would mean that everything about Rises would follow from, and be influenced by TDK, and only TDK. Not so. Not so at all. I’m definitely still a little dizzy off the high of the midnight venture to see this, and I’m sure I missed many more vital connections to TDK, so take his all as a sleep-deprived first gut reaction.
Oh gosh I’m totally sold on Wayne and Kyle kicking ass together. It’s just a combination of hope and projection, but everything they’ve shown with the two has the chemistry (and my groin) throbbing.
Here’s two new TV spots for Dark Knight Rises, and don’t look now but there’s a fire in my pants. Get it? ‘Cause the fire rises? Remember? Oh whatever.
New images from Dark Knight Rises! Aw yeah. Bane’s mask up-close, and Anne Hathaway all done up in latex and daring my Johnson not to move.
Well, despite trying to stay away from set photos, even Comics Alliance is now dropping them in front of (as opposed to behind) Read More tags. So they’ve been seen by mine eyes, and well I might as well pass them along to the curious now.
Hit the jump to check them out.
No seriously maybe these are legitimate plot points for The Dark Knight Rises. Pinky swear. Maybe. Are you interested in the latest possible quasi-spoilers? They’re more of a general premise than anything else. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.
This is not Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. It’s some photoshopping glory. However, it does seem like the perfect picture to accompany this article. In an article by Brendon Connelly at Bleeding Cool it’s dropped that, “Kevin McCarthy of Washington DC’s Kevin and Josh Movie Show this week had a good long chat with Wally Pfister, Chris Nolan’s regular cinematographer.” Invariably and understandably, the conversation turned to the next Batman flick. That’s when Pfister let it slip that he’s seen Anne Hathaway. As Catwoman.
Jealousy, I know you well.
These are the casting confirmations that you’re looking for. Warner Bros. has confirmed that Tom Hardy will be playing Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, will Anne Hathaway will be playing Catwoman. No Dr. Hugo Strange, and I’m still holding out hope for Talia al Ghul.
Hit the jump for the official press release.