Christian Bale recurs as Batman; Michael Caine returns as Alfred; now, last week’s press release made known that Anne Hathaway joins the cast of “The Dark Knight Rises” as the third overtly named part.
Star actress Anne Hathaway will now clip Catwoman to her queue of high profile roles for a young, prolific career.
“The Devil Wears Prada” leading lady, of late seen in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”, enrolled into that class of choices for comic book films. Her selection of what superhero film to inaugurate a freshman status has become as movie relevant as a sports draft pick. “The Dark Knight” quantifies into filmmaking history with a landslide of nominations from over 50 national and international film organizations. Eight nominations alone for the Academy Awards, gaining Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Achievement in Sound Editing.
Die-hard fans of Hathaway might regard the choice as “curious and curiouser”. Collegiate acceptance, however, of superhero films has trenched to a certain welcoming standard, although not commonality just yet.
Like the one-time (ludicrous) stigma of television, the taboos for expanding a repertoire have cycled to a newer definition. Hollywood careers now seek out to join the alum of comics film actors. The growing consideration adhering to an ideal brimming over from ’80s action films where career boosts were exploding off the silver screen.
USA Today’s announcement excerpted a press release quote from Director Michael Gondry:
“…thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story.”
Hathaway’s turn into this present-day foray has come, as reported by USA Today, as did “Inception” actor Tom Hardy’s signing on three months ago.
Anne Hathaway’s joining Nolan’s directorial boom on the Dark Knight franchise films subsides the overriding question on a female lead, which rears back to a starting deliberation that names Charlize Theron. The Returning Big Three’s (Christian Bale, Gary Oldman and Michael Caine) tertiary recurrences within the verb-bombastic titlulars scripted by David Goyer were the only non-secretive roles until last week’s revelation.
The core cast now named, the roles of Catwoman and Bane, played by Tom Hardy, triggers snowball rolled speculation on what these two villains actually bring to a well-worn movie-based phrase of “highly anticipated” for this 2012 theatrical release.
Both offer their own dosages of skepticism.
The insider acknowledgement of Bane reels a lengthy timeline with notches of representation for television, comics and film. The villain had an eponymous episode for “Batman: The Animated Series” That first media appearance was then followed by the inglorious “Batman and Robin”. The animated cameos persisted while Bane returned to numerous inclusions within comic books and video games. Each appearance echoes a reference to that one bombastic moment of Bane’s lasting significance into the Dark Knight’s caped anthology.
“Batman” #497 was not the first appearance of the prison-birthed and life-long incarcerated master criminal. Bane was established in a self-titled, special two part series. The “Batman” issue and story arc “Knightfall” that spearheaded the escaped king of Peña Duro prison into comic book annals took place in the reddish-clay backdrop of the Batcave itself. A 15-round, center ring brouhaha ends to a “krakt!” of the Dark Knight’s broken back.
Basis from that singly tremendous brutal page became the well-spring for future story arcs and special miniseries. Plot lines invigorate the combined superior brawn and well-versed mind instilled to comprise a captain of felony men. Particular chapters for Bane have validated the noteworthiness for this nemesis in Gotham, though less consistently than Clayface or Ra’s Al Ghul. Adaptions for Bane have unequivocally established him as unremarkable for the mainstream.
Tom Hardy places to be one bright acting to carry a rendition presumably up-to-par on the screenwriting prowess by David Goyer.
Hardy’s compact, signifying performance of Handsome Bob, a gay quick-wit and fast-acting criminal in Guy Ritchie’s “RocknRolla”. He made Twombly a memorable Army Ranger out of a spanning ensemble in “Black Hawk Down”. Summer blockbuster “Inception” made obvious the surged extent of movie-making wizardry with Leonardo DiCaprio or Christopher Nolan involved. Hardy’s portrayal of Eames could not be contained behind the director’s and leading actor’s fame.
In absentia parallelism to Bane torques the counter diametrical skeptism for Catwoman.
Alter ego Selina Kyle has nine-lives spectrum compared to Batman’s crux backdrop.
Concluded in next installment.