Posted on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 2:46 pm by TeddyBlass
Welcome to our October Fan Art roundup, the first entry in a series of monthly write-ups we plan on doing showcasing fan art relating to the work of Christopher Nolan. We get loads of neat and creative fan art submissions each month on our Tumblr page and in the fan art section of our forums. These write-ups will be a great way to share that art with our front page readers, although we highly suggest following us on Tumblr, as well as joining our forums. So what does the October Fan Art roundup include? This month we’ve got some awesome The Dark Knight Rises inspired movie posters, a The Dark Knight vs A Nightmare On Elm Street mash-up trailer, an Edith Piaf/Mal (Marion Cotillard) tribute video, and a few more awesome pieces of art. Read the rest of this entry »
The Dark Knight Rises
Posted on Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 7:25 pm by TeddyBlass
On the red carpet at the Contagion premiere last night, Marion Cotillard told MTV‘s Josh Horowitz that her character in The Dark Knight Rises is not from the comic books. When the Academy Award winning actress was spotted on set in Pittsburgh wearing suspicious wardrobe, and doing curious things for a Wayne Enterprises board member, rumors began to flood the internet about the true identity of her role. Speculation was that her character, Miranda Tate, was just a cover for another character with solid roots in the comics, and in, without being too spoilery, the other films in Nolan’s Batman series.
When Horowitz asked Cotillard if she used the comics as inspiration for how to approach the role, the actress responded by claiming that her character is “not based off of a character in the comic.” Horowitz gave the actress an out (which we doubt she would have taken, honest or not) to come clean about her character’s history, by asking if she will be able to stand by her statement a year from now, but Marion didn’t budge, insisting she was being honest. What do you think? Is she just being coy and trying to protect the details of the plot? Or was she being honest? Check out the embedded video and then comment with your opinion after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Production Updates The Dark Knight
Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2011 at 7:59 pm by TeddyBlass
The Dark Knight Rises has received a lot of attention since it began filming in Pittsburgh less than two weeks ago. We’ve seen dozens of photos and videos of Tom Hardy as Bane on set. We just recently got our first look at Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle. Cameras have caught the Tumbler and the Bat-Pod driving on the streets Pittsburgh. Pictures of the fake snow on set have reminded much of America (suffering from heatwaves) of cooler weather. But now attention is turning towards the fake football game being filmed at Heinz field this weekend. The Gotham Rogues will be facing off against the Rapid City Monuments in what is said to be one of the key moments of filming in Pittsburgh.
With the big day imminent, stuff is starting to leak online. A photo of the Rogues football uniform has been revealed via Twitter. The team colors should be familiar to Pittsburgh Steelers fans and football fans alike. Black and yellow, black and yellow! Yeah yeah, that joke is old, I know. These team colors not only wink at the Steelers colors, which are prominent inside of Heinz Field as well, but they’re a nice nod to the iconic black and yellow Bat-symbol from the comics and Tim Burton Batman films. Local news station WPXI sent a helicopter over Heinz Field this week and took 8 minutes of footage of what is being done inside the stadium to prep for filming. Team logos are being painted on the field, and that’s not all. It looks like the art departments have been doing a lot other manipulation to the field as well. Some might think it a bit spoilery, so check out the video after the jump.
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The Dark Knight Rises
Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2011 at 7:54 pm by TeddyBlass
Variety’s Jeff Sneider reports that Matthew Mondine, Tom Conti, and 11 year-old Joey King have joined the cast of The Dark Knight Rises. The casting of Matthew Modine goes well in-tow with Christopher Nolan’s determination to cast actors from the 80s who have since fallen a bit from the spotlight, e,g., Rutger Hauer in Batman Begins, Eric Roberts in The Dark Knight, and Tom Berenger in Inception. Modine is most notably known for his role in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam War pic, Full Metal Jacket. According to Variety he’ll be playing a character named Nixon, a character who seemingly popped up in sides for the film over the past month or so. There’s no word on who Tom Conti will be playing, but the casting of 11-year-old female Joey King raises our suspicions quite a bit. The casting of Josh Pence as a young Ra’s al Ghul, then Marion Cotillard as a generic board member, and now this little girl in an unmentioned role should clue you into who we think she could possibly be playing. If you can’t figure out who we’re talking about… well… you’re bound to solve the puzzle eventually. I suspect we’re right, but knowing Nolan, we could be dead wrong. What do you guys think?
The Dark Knight Rises
Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 at 2:17 pm by TeddyBlass
Warner Bros. sent out a press release earlier this afternoon confirming what we’ve all been speculating about for some time now: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard have been cast in The Dark Knight Rises. Websites and fanboys alike have been trying to predict which roles the actors will play in the much anticipated last chapter in Christopher Nolan’s Batman universe, but it shouldn’t be much surprise that everybody was seemingly wrong. Now worries though — this afternoon’s press release reveals the roles the two will play:
Cotillard will appear as Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham. Gordon-Levitt will play John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon.
The director stated, “When you collaborate with people as talented as Marion and Joe, it comes as no surprise that you would want to repeat the experience. I immediately thought of them for the roles of Miranda and Blake, and I am looking forward to working with both of them again.”
So now we know. Can we officially put the Talia al Ghul and Alberto Falcone rumors to rest? Maybe. JGL and Cotillard will be joining Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Michael Cane, and many more when The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters next summer on July 20.