Tom Hardy is only one of the many great names that has been cast for Christopher Nolan‘s third Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. Nolan prides himself on making it known that his franchise on the “Caped Crusader” is much different from all the Batman films that have come before.
Not like he needs to prove that to us as trust me Mr. Nolan, we’ve already noticed. It looks as if the same is going to hold true for The Dark Knight Rises as well.
Hardy recently sat down wiith the talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man on UK’s Channel 4 and decided to talk a bit about his role as Bane in the upcoming film.
“Chris Nolan, again, will revisit that territory entirely so I wouldn’t go by that [Schumacher’s Batman and Robin]. Plus, that’s a lot of weight to put on and I’ve got to start shooting in May. So I’ve got to get back up to that size again [presumably “again” referring to his bulked turn in Bronson] and I’ve got to get up to about 13-and-a-half or 14 stone [approx. 200 lbs.]. I’m 12-and-a-bit now [approx. 170 lbs.], so I’ve got three months to do that.”
Check out a video of the Hardy interview here
This just goes to show you how serious this film is and that it isn’t some kind of laughable comic book film like Batman & Robin ended up being. Video is courtesy of Batman-News.
Nolan’s trilogy completion stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and more. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard have been rumored to join the film, but neither is confirmed. The Dark Knight Rises hits theatres on July 20, 2012. Production is said to begin in March and April with some filming possibly happening in Louisiana.
More The Dark Knight Rises news:
- First set pic from Dark Knight Rises or merely an old prop?
- Marion Cotillard in talks for Talia al Ghul
- Joseph-Gordon Levitt to play Alberto Falcone?
- Tom Hardy to bulk up for the monster villain Bane
- Anne Hathaway cast as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman
- Robin to appear in The Dark Knight Rises?
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