Christopher Nolan, as always, is remaining very tight-lipped about his final outing for Batman but Entertainment Weekly was able to get some information out of Nolan and stars Anne Hathaway (Catwoman) and Tom Hardy (Bane).
Nolan said that Bane “represents formidable physical strength, combined with absolute evil of intention.” After some of the footage we’ve seen about the film, people have been less than thrilled about Bane’s voice. Tom Hardy addressed fans concerns.
It’s a risk,because we could be laughed at — or it could be very fresh and exciting.
Hardy went on to add that he worked on the voice and wanted to honor the comic book version’s brains and Caribbean heritage.
The audience mustn’t be too concerned about the mumbly voice. As the film progresses, I think you’ll be able to tune to its setting.
Switching to the other, possible, villain Batman goes up against Nolan said that Catwoman has “a very strong way of protecting herself and those she cares about, which implies an underlying darkness.” Hathaway told EW that she got ready for the role by reading comics and studying Hedy Lamarr and Jean Harlow. Lamarr and Harlow were two film legends that inspired the original version of Catwoman in the comics. Other than reading up on the character, Hathaway had to get in peak physical shape.
I had to physically transform.Chris sat me down at the beginning and said, ‘Joseph Gordon-Levitt did all of his own fighting in Inception. That one zero-gravity fight? He trained for two months.’ I basically left his office and went to the gym and just came out about five minutes ago.
Immediately below is the cover or Entertainment Weekly with the summer movie preview, on sale now. And below that is a high-res shot of Catwoman by way of Comicbookresources.com.
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