CASTING CHRISTOPHER NOLAN'S THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
I woke up this morning to the Twitter explosion of trending topics 'Catwoman, Selina Kyle, Batman, Tom Hardy, Bane.' And it seemed like everyone on my twitter feed had something to say about the new cast of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises set for Summer 2012 release.
With the movie being quite the anticipated follow up Batman film, the announcement of comic characters appearing in the movie, is more exciting than the actors playing them.
The Dark Knight Rises, sees the return of the Catwoman character, who previously appeared in Batman Returns (1992) played by Michelle Pfeiffer, and Catwoman (2004) played by Halle Berry. The former being the most popular interpretation of Selina Kyle. Catwoman is typically a love interest to Bruce Wayne, and villain to Batman.
Bane on the other hand has had less of a live-action adaptation spotlight, appearing briefly as a henchman in Batman & Robin (1997).
It would be interesting to see how these characters come to life on screen, under Nolan's direction.
Anne Hathaway (Alice in Wonderland), and Tom Hardy (Star Trek Nemesis, Inception), have played many roles over the course of their careers, yet I can see them bringing a youthfulness, to the comic characters which should be quite memorable for fans of the Batman franchise.
Geek hype machine in full effect, the casting reveal for next Nolan Batman flick puts Picard's Nemesis clone, as Bane. Mary Poppins, as Catwoman.
Should we expect the cast and director to make an appearance at San Diego Comic Con 2011?