Christopher Nolan‘s eagerly-awaited Batman sequel debuted new stills of Tom Hardy‘s Bane, Christian Bale‘s superhero facing off against the villain and Gary Oldman‘s Commissioner James Gordon through EW.com.
Director Nolan also addressed the issue of Bane’s distinct voice in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. Many Batman fans emerged from the recent IMAX prologue screenings claiming that it was difficult to understand Bane’s dialogue, however Nolan insisted that the villain’s voice will make sense within the context of the movie.
“I think when people see the film, things will come into focus,”
“Bane is very complex and very interesting and when people see the finished film people will be very entertained by him.”
Warner Bros reportedly released a new sound mix for the prologue to address the issues around the clarity of Bane’s speech.
Bale, who is making his final appearance as Batman, admitted that he felt “immense pressure” putting on the Bat-suit for the last time.
“I can tell you the truth because I’m done with it: I felt immense pressure,”
“And I think it’s a good pressure, because you owe it to the films – and the people’s expectations – to make great work.”
Warner Bros. Pictures‘ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer.
Starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Morgan Freeman, The Dark Knight Rises will reach theatres on July 20, 2012.