‘Dark Knight Rises’: Christopher Nolan opens up about Bane choice

Dec. 12, 2011 | 3:43 p.m.
An exclusive interview with the director
 Dark Knight Rises: Christopher Nolan opens up about Bane choice

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There’s nothing sentimental or soft about Gotham City, and that seems to suit Christopher Nolan just fine. The 41-year-old filmmaker fills the screen with grim architecture, hard-luck faces and gun-metal hues; tricks of the mind are his narrative specialty, not affairs of the heart. Still, last Thursday, eating his dinner standing up in a movie theater lobby, Nolan confessed that even he got a bit misty during the final shooting days of “The Dark Knight Rises,” which is  (by all appearances) his final visit to the world of Batman.

“I tend not to be too emotional on the set, I find that doesn’t help me do my job,” the writer-director said between bites. “But you definitely get a little lump in your throat thinking that, ‘OK, this is going to be the last time we’re going to be doing this.’ It’s been quite a journey. Hopefully, reflecting that journey — by all of us who made the films — in the three films together will make it so they have a real span to them, some real heft.”

Principal photography on “The Dark Knight Rises” was completed in mid-November after an intense six-month shoot that took Nolan and his veteran crew to India, Scotland and the United States as well as Cardington, England, their home base, where Gotham landmarks are set up inside a massive and moldy, old zeppelin hangar. The movie hits theaters on July 20 but, of course, Nolan is far from finished. He took a break from the editing room last week only to show seven minutes of “Rises” footage to journalists and bloggers; it’s the same seven-minute preview that, starting this Friday, moviegoers will be able to see as a special trailer before screenings of “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” at select IMAX theaters.

the dark knight rises Dark Knight Rises: Christopher Nolan opens up about Bane choiceFor a vast tribe of movie fans, the taciturn Nolan is a figure of fascination and there’s a massive amount of interest in the finale of his Gotham trilogy, which so far has made $1.4 billion in worldwide box office, broke records in home video and generated hundreds of millions more in merchandise and licensing deals. Amateur and professional photographers dogged the “Rises” production across the globe and every week brought new rumors about the film’s plot, characters, vehicles or costumes. Nolan doesn’t spend much time surfing the Internet (this is the guy who doesn’t have a cellphone or email account), but at a small reception after the Universal City press screening he said he welcomes the Bat-mania for what it represents.

“It’s terrific, to have people that interested in something. It reminds you that it is a real honor to work on something that means so much to people,” Nolan said. “I’d love to be able to claim that I invented the whole thing and that’s why they’re interested. I did not. I’ve been given a very precious thing to do my best with, to look after and not to let people down. There’s a certain amount of fear that comes with it and intimidation but it’s also a great privilege. [As for the fans], they want it to be great, they want to go enjoy it and they’re fascinated by it. You know, there’s always controversy regarding things that people will disagree with but hopefully they appreciate the effort of trying to make something good.”

That effort to be good brings back newly minted Oscar winner Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne and a supporting cast with Michael Caine, Marion Cotillard, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman — all Academy Award winners or nominees — and Gary Oldman who may soon be one. The screenplay, written by Nolan and his brother, Jonathan Nolan, is based on a story concept by the director and David S. Goyer, and it starts eight years after the final scene in 2008’s “The Dark Knight.” Bale has already confirmed that this is his last time in the cape and, because of the film’s tag line, “The legend ends,” many fans are wondering if this movie will dare the unthinkable and actually kill off the caped crusader.

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Tom Hardy as Bane (Warner Bros)

The preview trailer on “Ghost Protocol” will, no doubt, mark the beginning of a larger, intensified fan conversation about the movie.  Warner Bros., which has already said goodbye to Hogwarts and “Harry Potter” this year, will try to fuel that fire and all of Hollywood is worried about the seasons ahead; it’s been a blue Christmas so far for the industry — the domestic box office for all releases this past weekend was $78 million, the lowest total since September 2008 — and it’s revealing that in the eyes of many fans the biggest movie event of this holiday season is the seven-minute preamble to a film that won’t reach theaters for another six months.

Nolan thinks big and IMAX is a part of that. The filmmaker loves IMAX and views it — and not stereoscopic 3D — as today’s best approach to cinema spectacle and, as he put it last Thursday, the “grandeur of the movies.” He and his Oscar-winning cinematographer, Wally Pfister, again put up with the bulky, noisy IMAX cameras for some of the big action sequences in this third Batman film and Nolan said that if the edit of “Rises” goes as he expects, about 45 to 50 minutes of the finished film will have been shot with IMAX cameras.

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Bane breaks Batman in the comics mythology (DC Comics)

That’s about twice as much IMAX footage as the last Batman film, “The Dark Knight,” the highest-grossing film of 2008. It was four years ago this month that Nolan hosted a similar preview of “The Dark Knight” and showed the opening sequence of that film, the bank heist that introduced the world to Heath Ledger’s bold and searing take on the Joker. (That opening sequence was then shown, as a trailer, to moviegoers who saw “I Am Legend” at IMAX theaters.) This new “Rises” preview footage has some of the same rhythms of that now famous robbery scene from the second movie; both play with the ideas of masks and identity, both present modern takes on the classic double-cross and, most of all, they show villains with a flair for mind-blowing exit strategies.

The “Rises” opening sequence takes place mostly in the air; it shows hooded prisoners being transported on a CIA plane and it reveals that this film’s evil mastermind, Bane, played by Tom Hardy, is not to be underestimated no matter the setting or situation. The sequence required some intense aerial  work for Nolan and company and, as always, the director’s emphasis was on in-camera effects and stunt work as opposed to the pixelated painting that is the norm in today’s computer-generated Hollywood.

“We had a lot of fun on it,” Nolan said. “It was a tricky sequence to shoot but a lot of very talented people worked very hard on it. And I’m thrilled with the result. We shot it in Scotland. We braved the weather — it rains all the time there,  a terrible place to do an aerial sequence, which is why no one has sort of done it before. You usually wind up in the desert or something for very practical reasons. But it really came off. We got very lucky with the weather and a lot of good planning went into it. I think it had a very unique look.”

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Bane was still a new sensation in this 1993 comic book (DC Comics)

(It certainly had a unique sound — Hardy, behind his mask, was difficult to understand for many of the people at the press preview. It  will be interesting to see how that changes between now and next summer’s delivery of the film. Nolan and his team can certainly play with the sound and recorded dialogue to clear up the metallic muddle.)

With Bane — a brawny, brutal genius with a fearsome masked visage — Nolan surprised many observers because in his previous films he veered toward the more time-tested end of Batman’s rogues gallery (in the pages of DC Comics, the Joker, Two-Face and Scarecrow all date to the early 1940s, as does Catwoman, who will be a supporting character  and played by Hathaway in this new film). Bane, however, first appeared in the comics in 1993 as the creation of  Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench and Graham Nolan (no relation to the filmmaker). The director said it was Goyer who provided him with a four-color education in Bane.

“I didn’t know him very well,” Nolan said. “David Goyer got me a bunch of stuff on him and we looked into him. I only knew him by name, I wasn’t familiar with his back story. He’s a very cool character. And getting an actor like Tom to take it on, you know you’re going to get something very special. Tom is somebody who really knows how to put character into every gesture, every aspect of his physicality in the way that great actors can. He’s a very, very physical actor. He transforms himself and it’s there in every movement. He’s not afraid to look at a character from the outside as well as the inside so there’s a deep psychological branch to the character but also a very, very specific awareness of how he’s going to use his body and his appearance to express that character too. Christian is like that too, very much.”

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"Batman Begins" started the trilogy in 2005 (Warner Bros.)

The big question: Will Bruce Wayne still be wearing the mask and cape of Batman at the end of the film? In the pages of DC Comics, in the landmark 1993-94 arc called “Knightfall,” the brutal and canny Bane waited for the hero to be at his weakest point in body and spirit before delivering a (literally) crippling blow. In that story, Batman’s snapped spine left him looking for a replacement; that and the fact that the new film has “Rise” in the title has stirred plenty of speculation (not unlike Alan Moore’s “V for Vendetta” epic or Lee Falk’s classic mythology for “The Phantom”) that a next-generation newcomer might inherit Wayne’s mask and the mission.

The addition of “Inception” co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt to the Gotham City cast as a young cop named John Blake certainly opens up some possible opportunities for a Batcave inheritance.  N0lan is fine with all guessing games — again, it speaks to the fan passion — but don’t expect the cryptic filmmaker to offer any hints. He does say that he was searching for a story that would deliver a true finale and close out the trilogy in a powerful and definitive way. He also said that Bane will test the bone and muscle of Wayne with unprecedented savagery.

“With Bane, the physicality is the thing,” Nolan said. “With a good villain you need an archetype, you know, you need the extreme of some type of villainy. The Joker is obviously a particular archetype of diabolical, chaotic anarchy and has a devilish sense of humor. Bane, to me, is something we haven’t dealt with in the films. We wanted to do something very different in this film. He’s a primarily physical villain, he’s a classic movie monster in a way — but with a terrific brain. I think he’s a fascinating character.  I think people are going to get a kick out of what we’ve done with him.”

 Dark Knight Rises: Christopher Nolan opens up about Bane choice

Tom Hardy in "Inception." (Warner Bros. Pictures)

As for moving the action ahead eight years, Nolan said that it was a way to give true gravity to the events that were portrayed at the end of “The Dark Knight,” when Batman essentially took the blame for the crimes of Harvey Dent and became a fugitive from justice instead of a tacitly approved vigilante.

superman gallery2 Dark Knight Rises: Christopher Nolan opens up about Bane choice“It will make a lot more sense to people when they see the film,” Nolan said of the leap forward. “But it’s not a great mystery — it’s the jumping-off point for the film — but it’s hard for me to articulate it. I think the mood at the beginning of the film will make a lot of sense. If I had to express it thematically, I think what we’re saying is that for Batman and Commissioner Gordon, there’s a big sacrifice, a big compromise, at the end of the ‘The Dark Knight’ and for that to mean something, that sacrifice has  to work and Gotham has to get better in a sense. They have to achieve something for the ending of that film — and the feeling at the end of that film — to have validity. Their sacrifice has to have meaning and it takes time to establish that and to show that, and that’s the primary reason we did that. It’s a time period that is not so far ahead that we would have to do crazy makeup or anything — which I think would be distracting — but it gave them something to get their teeth into, particularly Christian in terms of [portraying] this guy who has been frozen in this moment in time with nowhere to go. He really has done  an incredible job figuring out how to characterize that and express that.”

The true mystery is what Hollywood will make of Nolan — and vice versa — after he has truly left Gotham behind. Those are questions for another day but for the time being, the filmmaker seems pleased by the rare sensation of a sentimental journey: “It was pretty emotional as we would finish these characters and say goodbye to Alfred for the last time and say goodbye to Commissioner Gordon and eventually, with Christian, fairly close to the end, saying goodbye to Batman … it was a big deal,” Nolan said. “And with these newer characters too, finishing with Anne and all these guys. It was quite touching, I must say.”

[FOR THE RECORD, 4:05 p.m. Dec. 12 : An earlier verison of this post cited Gary Oldman as an Academy Award nominee but so far (somehow) he is not.]

— Geoff Boucher


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83 Responses to ‘Dark Knight Rises’: Christopher Nolan opens up about Bane choice

  1. Happily says:

    "The true mystery is what Hollywood will make of Nolan […] after he has truly left Gotham behind."

    Naw. You see Memento? You see Inception? The man has the goods.

  2. Sam says:

    10 minutes into "Bronson" at the cinema on release in England I turned to my friend and said, "This guy needs to be the next Nolan Batman villain". Cant wait. =]

  3. Nick says:

    Pleas get it right itched hangers at cardington was not used for or by Zeppelins. Great right up

  4. mrjamesdudley says:

    Fantastic article, I really cannot wait for this film. I love how no "real" details have been released, so until July we can all have fun speculating!

  5. Sophie says:

    It's very cool to find at least one major director who prefers IMAX to 3D. As a moviegoer, I refuse to watch anything on 3D.

    • Jen says:

      I also dislike 3D and quickly starting to hate CGI, just because of the overuse of it in today's films (thanks to Bay and Cameron). There's a time and place for CGI but when it's used just for the heck of it….eh. No thanks. Unfortunately, there's not an IMAX anywhere near me but that won't deter me from going to see Rises in the theatre. I love the dark, gritty feel of Nolan's Batman franchise.

    • Bozo says:

      3D Rules! its OK some have issues and 3D is not for 100% everyone but for 85% of us – 3D PLEASE!!!

      • Toby says:

        3D is terrible! It alienates audiences from movies by distracting them from a narrative experience with unnecessary visual gimmicks. It adds nothing to a cinematic experience and simply gets in the way… Not to mention the eye aches!

        I agree with Nolan entirely; IMAX is the future of cinema. 3D is the past.

      • Batman says:

        If 3D is the past, then why is the most successful film of all time a 3D film? Why is the most successful animated film of all time 3D?

      • bummertron says:

        and what exactly is the most succesful film of all time?

    • Steve says:

      Both "Avatar" and "Hugo" are awesome 3-D movies. You are missing out.

  6. nina says:

    i love Nolan he's a great director and a very nice human being unlike some other hollywood pricks like cameron, bay, and spielberg.

  7. TimeLord410 says:

    I swear to God if they follow the Knightfall storyline & don't use Azreal as the Batman stand in for the next film (If they continue the franchise) I will lose all respect for Nolan & the other writers….

    • MovieFan says:

      I heard they are rebooting the series (again) and going back to Batman's first days. This will allow the franchise to showcase some of the comic books' more unrealistic events like Ra's Al-Ghul's immortaility, and bring in Robin.

      • Maria says:

        WHAT ????? omg,where did u get this info from?? i really hope it's not true,i like nolanverse's realism…

    • BrokenBat says:

      You can't blame Nolan he has a done a great job, But with this final film Nolan is not going to be directing batman, this is his last film as well as christian bale as batman, anything that happens after the dark knight rises has nothing to do with Nolan. I will Miss nolan and his dark take on batman, I think this trilogy is the best batman movies of all time.

  8. Joe says:

    Free filming in Rhode island keep that in mind .Could be were the rideler ?? Comes from . Movie good so far I have dark knight and can” t wait for new movie.

  9. D.B. says:

    I agree Sam. I didn't see Bronson until two weeks ago, haven't been sure about Hardy, that gave me a complete change of opinion. That man scared the hell out of me.

  10. Schmitty83 says:

    You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

    That's proof that Bruce Wayne dies & hands the mask to John Blake played by Joseph Gordon Levitt.

    (If hear Bruce Wayne dies, I won't see this movie.)

    • Piglette130 says:

      No it's not "proof". That quote refers to the fact that Batman made himself a "villain" of sorts at the end of Dark Knight by taking the wrap for Dent. That line was spoken as Batman rode into the night, and was accepting that a villain was what gotham needed him to be at that point in the story.

    • Magnus Hammer says:

      He already became the "villain" at the end of The Dark Knight.

    • Matt says:

      That was a line meant for Harvey Dent, I believe. The point was Dent lived too long and became a villain, and Batman had to take the wrap for him so that he could continue being the hero.

  11. Taher says:

    It’s really heartwarming to read about “Rises” and what Nolan has to share about It, although very little. It’s really heartbreaking for people like me who have no way to watch this definitely great masterpiece of cinema on big screen and have to wait for it on Blu-Ray.

    I enjoyed “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” on Blu-ray but it’s certainly not the same experience as watching a Nolan film on big screen(let alone IMAX !).

    I hope this last Batman movie from Nolan will blow my mind the way I never forget.

  12. Emma says:

    Great read! July 20 can't come soon enough.

  13. Buckley says:

    I was fortunate to meet Bob Kane in Los Angeles back in the 1980's. He was at the time living in a condominium building near Sunset. I had gone for a swim in the pool (staying with friends) and he came down. We had a long chat about many things. This was before the first Batman movie, with Jack Nicholson as the Joker. At the time the search was on for someone to play Bruce Wayne. He was friendly and outgoing. I'll always remember that day.

  14. Jen says:

    This is why Christopher Nolan is amazing. Absolutely amazing. He not only cherishes the characters he had the privilege to recreate, but he also cherishes the actors that are portraying those characters. I cannot wait for this movie. They are all going to do amazing.

  15. Big Dummy says:

    2 mAny wUrdZ 4 mE 2 reEd…

  16. name without says:

    I’m boycotting this movie.

  17. Wordsmith Jones says:


  18. Frank says:

    I’m very excited for this film. I’m trying to keep myself ignorant of as much information as I can. As such I won’t be watching this 7-minute clip or watch any trailers.

    Nolan has done incredible work with the Batman property. He understands why Batman is appealing and has lasted for nearly 80 years now. It’ll be a bittersweet moment watching the last Batman movie he’s involved in, but I expect it to be something to behold.

  19. the joker was the best, bane will be one of the best as batman meet him face to face.

    nolan has done a very good work on batman all this time.

  20. Jerald Brewer says:

    I'm very grateful that we got 3 Batman films from Nolan & his team. He has shown that you don't have to sacrifice to make blockbusting entertainment. Since "Memento" (& his earlier film "Following") I've trusted him to give my $$$worth at movies & he has always delivered. Nolan, Paul Greengrass & David Fincher are the current holy trinity of film excellence.

  21. Brizeycon says:

    This movie is gonna be back breakingly good

  22. Andrew says:

    I'm a big Batman fan, and Christopher Nolan did an excellent job with his first two adaptions of the masked vigilante. Nolan also blew me away with last year's Inception (the only Nolan film I've seen in theaters, until I see Rises.) This movie may be the best movie for 2012.

  23. Gabriel says:

    I honestly doubt that he would kill Batman. I expect that Batman will get his behind handed to him early in the film (as the poster and the teaser trailer hint to) which will be the point where he'll "fall" so to speak. When he's in recovery is when I expect that Catwoman comes in (whether or not she's a romantic interest idk but in the comics her and Batman have a love/hate relationship) and helps him out. He comes back and as the title says "Rises" in which point he'll return Bane a favor and win. I also expect that he'll kill off Lucius because that would explain how Bane and his buddies get their hands on the Tumbler's. As to what else is going to happen? I have no idea

  24. Jeff says:

    I guessed correctly on a blog 2 years ago who the villians and basic plot concept would be for the third installment. Can't wait to see how spot on I was. Cheers to Nolan, Bale, Hardy & cast/crew!

  25. Battrekfan says:

    Nolan is great! JJ Abrams SUCKS!

  26. tyler says:

    im sick of interviewers not asking decent enough questions. we already know half of everything you asked. why not ask something like: "who were some other villians you considered using in the film, before you chose bane?"

  27. Mal K says:

    Personally if they end the trilogy by 'doing away' with Batman/Bruce Wayne then that smacks of a certain degree of arrogance…

    • StoneGirl says:

      Eh I don't know if I agree with you there. In the comics, Bane is the one who breaks Batman's back and puts him out of commission.

  28. Jen says:

    While I also can't wait to see Rises, the thing that shocks me the most is….Oldman has NEVER been nominated for an Oscar !?!?!?!?! How on earth is that even possible? The man is a remarkable actor! Get him a gold statue ASAP!

  29. Ben Dover says:

    Paranormal Activity 3 – in the end of the movie, Toby snaps the guys back backwards
    Dark Knight Rises – Bane does backbreaker on Batman

    Paranormal Activity 3 wants to sabotage Dark Knight Rises

    • Reg Man says:

      disagree…they would break eachotehrs backs in Dragonball Z all the time. A back breaker is not a deal breaker…but they could kill off the batman LEGEND…and just have Bruce Wayne as a philanthropist.

  30. rob says:

    I think what will happen is Bane will break his back towards the end and somehow bane dies. Batman is crippled but the surgery succeeds, and right before the movie ends, batman asks for his batsuit back and the movie ends leaving us wondering what's next but we will never know. all in our imagination.

  31. bruce d madison says:

    I've Loved the Batman since i was a child and started calling myself dj Darkknight 10 plus years ago. After making some mistakes in my life now 42 i see Batman as the one thing from my childhood that keeps me doing possetive things in my life now, i'm the food manager at my church where we give to those in need every 1st and 2nd saturday. My point is that i feel we all have a little superhero in us in our way, and by helping those in need from my church i feel i am the Darkknight doing what i can to help others without have all the cool batman stuff ! Peace Daekknight !!

  32. Leonard says:

    Now that Marvel is about to release The Avengers, and Smallville is finished on t.v., DC can turn its
    energies toward finishing their long awaited Justice League project, Chris would be my first and only
    choice to helm that project, but he'll have to deal with a whole new cast since Bale is finished with Bats!

  33. frederick says:

    You could see a twist by introducing Nightwing.

  34. Mike says:

    Bane? I don't know. He was a crappy character in the comics who was created for no other reason than servicing the 'Knightfall' storyline and that was just an event for DC to make money. Perhaps an orginal character could have been used?

    I trust in Nolan, though. He's made two fantastic movies so he gets the benefit of the doubt. I'll definitely be watching.

  35. Jackamac says:

    I knew Gordon-Levitt would get into the film; I just thought he would be Joker because of his resemblance to Heath Ledger.

  36. vrgl brwn bul says:

    i can't wait 'til it comes out, and sad that it's gonna be over, there is so much more they can do with it, all the way from the death of Jason todd, to nightwing, the fall of the bat, to dick grayson becoming the Bat.
    I wish Bale can be Batman "Forever."

  37. Gary Eason says:

    gary eason friendswood

  38. dieger says:

    *sigh* i wish health ledger could be in this again or atleast a camo somehow

  39. Tony Clifton says:

    These movies are so freakin' boring. I'm glad it's his last.

  40. john john says:

    I would have been nice to mention the US City that was used in the filming. Pittsburgh, PA was very excited to have them film here. They even turned the city in to a winter scene in August down to the details of snow on the ground to changing the car license plates on the streets to have the name Gotham City.

  41. Dakota says:

    So, I was wondering one thing. On IMDB, it has Liam Neeson listed as Ra's al Ghul for "Rises". Does that mean that he comes back and that Liam Neeson will have a main role, or that it may be a flashback and previous clips from "Begins" will be used. I have not read any comics, so I know very little about Ra's al Ghul, so I didn't know if he came back?

  42. Cjd says:

    Fingers crossed we don't get another inception ending, inception was great but a trilogy as amazing as this needs and ending and closure.

  43. kgregory says:

    It's great to hear how he is so engulfed in his craft, albeit in a humble way, crediting those that deserve it. No cell-phone or e-mail address. Nolan, you are the true outlaw!

  44. Doc Holliday says:

    Holy baloney, holy cannoli, holy franchise!

  45. josh says:

    If Nolan, is Killing off Batman, This Movie Will SUCK. I definitely won't see it now. What Kill off the single Greatest super hero of all time, to help bring more support to the crappiest hero of all time and your next big project Super Retard. His power it what, Im god unless you hit me with this rock… How gay can you get. At least Batman has legit weakness people relate to, Hes human. He just happens to be a billionaire with all the technology and smarts to have to do what he needs to defeat anybody..

    • StoneGirl says:

      See, I'll be horrifically disappointed if Bane doesn't do away with Bruce Wayne. In the comic Bane breaks his back, I think Nolan would be the only filmmaker out of those who have done Batman movies who MIGHT go there.

  46. stasymillar says:

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  47. OGLoc says:

    There's no doubt that Nolan will make this a GREAT movie. I think it will top, or be as good as TDK.
    And I must say, that I am kinda sad because the trilogy is ending, but I also think that Nolan will the ending of the movie so EPIC and mind blowing that you will think about the movie for another year. He'll just leave the ending to your imagination (kinda). For examle: Inception, The Prestige etc.

  48. barry1817 says:

    I like that he doesn't have a cell phone. A kindred soul, as I too, have not made it into the 20th Century with a cell phone.

    But I do hope that he will ban all cell phones and their inconsiderate users from his films. Nothing worse than being in film only to have the whole mood destroyed by a person who has to take a message, text or whatever, with his screen's illumination disturbing the whole environment.

  49. batfanmourning says:

    I'm gonna see this movie; there's no denying that. But I'm not ruling out that I'm gonna get a little misty eyed when it hits on opening day. I'll try to keep my composure at that time, but still.

  50. David says:

    Gary Oldman IS an Oscar Nominee for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or is your memory that bad? He was just nominated this past year.

  51. kitty says:

    You should of put joker in movie. He the main character in Batman.

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