With The Dark Knight Rises marching into theatres in less than two months, the WB has launched itself into a massive marketing campaign, and we’re here to reap the rewards!
First up, we’ve 3 new photos scanned from the latest issue of Empire Magazine. Featuring a very haggard Bruce Wayne (who’s the spitting image of Ra’s Al Ghul), an imprisoned Selina Kyle, and the most badass pic of Batman to date, this is definitely the best slew of content from TDKR.
Next, our friends at Collider were able to track down Christian Bale and threw a few questions his way. Here’s a bit about the action scenes, training, and how it’ll look.
Can you talk about crafting fight scenes with Tom?
Bale: We have fantastic stunt guys. Buster Reeves, who’s have been with us since the first one, and Tom Struthers. And thing is, this is sort of what we do. They kind of work out what they’d like to see in the fights and Tom and myself come in and bring in the story to the fights. Because a fight that is just a knock down, everyone punching each other, ceases to be really exciting after a while. You’ve got to figure a way to tell a story within the fight. And also you can get some very trained fighters who can follow and incredibly fast and furious fight, but I don’t know about you guys but as you watch UFC sometimes you’re going “I dunno what’s going on. ” It looks like a bloody mess. You sometimes have to be able to just look at it with eyes like myself, someone who’s not a trained fighter and understand what’s happening, and it’s amazing the difference that between the fantastic stuntmen that come in and do their jobs and when we, Tom and I, come in and say “all right I get that, but this is what I’ve got to be thinking here, so I’ve got to do it this way. ” And actually seeing a fight that has description and a beginning, middle, and end to it is a wonderful thing, keeps it so much more entertaining and means so much more then showing off a few martial arts moves.