Thursday, 24 November 2011

The Dark Knight Rises" Takes Place Eight Years Later, Plus First Official Photos

The Dark Knight Rises Takes Place Eight Years Later, Plus First Official Photos
Empire magazine recently unveiled their two covers, featuring a look at Batman (Christian Bale) and Bane (Tom Hardy) from "The Dark Knight Rises." Today, we have photos from inside the magazine and quotes from director Christopher Nolan, who revealed that the third film takes place eight years after "The Dark Knight." Check everything out below.

"It's really all about finishing Batman and Bruce Wayne's story. We left him in a very precarious place," said Nolan. "Perhaps surprisingly for some people, our story picks up quite a bit later, eight years after 'The Dark Knight.' So he's an older Bruce Wayne; he's not in a great state. With our choice of villain and with our choice of story we are testing Batman both physically as well as mentally."

Lindy Hemming, who created Bane's look, spoke about the character's mask. "[Bane] was injured early in his story," she explained. "He's suffering from pain and he needs gas to survive. He cannot survive the pain without the mask. The pipes from the mask go back along his jawline and feed into the thing at the back where there are two canisters of what ever it is.. the anesthetic."

Hardy also commented on Bane, stating: "He's brutal. Brutal. He's a big dude who's incredibly clinical, in the fact that he has a result-based and oriented fighting style. It's not about fighting. It's about carnage. The style is heavy-handed, heavy-footed, it's nasty. Anything from small-joint manipulation to crushing skulls, crushing rib cages, stamping on shins and knees and necks and collarbones and snapping heads off and tearing his fists through chests, ripping out spinal columns. He is a terrorist in mentality as well as brutal action. He's a smashing machine. He's a wrecking ball. He's horrible piece of work."
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