The Dark Knight Rises Catch-All

Tanglebones wrote:

Ugh..that video was not a positive sell; hollow cheekbones and visible ribcage do not turn me on.

What about toe thumbs? DID SHE HAVE TOE THUMBS?!

Damn, I hate Catwoman but I guess it was inevitable. I am looming forward to the day when The Riddler gets a shot.

Jim Carry should return as Nigma.

iaintgotnopants wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:
kexx wrote:

Love the decisions made. Would've preferred Kate Beckinsale for Catwoman

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The only celebrity I've ever seen in real life was Kate Beckinsale in her leather outfit thing while they were filming Underworld. I have no need to see another celebrity again in my life.

You lucky bastard.

TempestBlayze wrote:

Damn, I hate Catwoman but I guess it was inevitable. I am looming forward to the day when The Riddler gets a shot.

Jim Carry should return as Nigma.

I think he could pull off Nigma-in-Nolan's-World pretty well; like him or hate him, the dude has acting chops.

TempestBlayze wrote:

Damn, I hate Catwoman but I guess it was inevitable. I am looming forward to the day when The Riddler gets a shot.

I might have felt the samw way until I read Hush. Ever since, she is the villain I've really looked forward to seeing Nolan handle.

Jim Carry should return as Nigma.

Yes and no. I agree Nolan could have put him to much better use than we saw the first time he played the Riddler. But I also think he works better as a side villain, rather than the main dude. And I just don't see Cary doing the role in that manner.

I can't believe nobody has said this yet, but...

Anne Hathaway can surely make my Dark Knight rise!

Ba-dum-tssh!

In all honesty, though-- Kate Beckinsale? She's pretty and all, but I don't want a woman whose career blew up due to wearing tight leather in dark action flicks to wear more tight leather in another dark action flick. I think Anne Hathaway is the way to go, she's hot AND she can act. I do wonder why they haven't considered Halle Berry, though. She'd make a damn fine Catwoman.

WipEout wrote:

I think Anne Hathaway is the way to go, she's hot AND she can act. I do wonder why they haven't considered Halle Berry, though. She'd make a damn fine Catwoman.

*shudder*
Don't even say that ironically!

WipEout wrote:

Ba-dum-tssh!

In all honesty, though-- Kate Beckinsale? She's pretty and all, but I don't want a woman whose career blew up due to wearing tight leather in dark action flicks to wear more tight leather in another dark action flick. I think Anne Hathaway is the way to go, she's hot AND she can act. I do wonder why they haven't considered Halle Berry, though. She'd make a damn fine Catwoman.

again and no, I am not arguing.

Rallick wrote:
WipEout wrote:

I think Anne Hathaway is the way to go, she's hot AND she can act. I do wonder why they haven't considered Halle Berry, though. She'd make a damn fine Catwoman.

*shudder*
Don't even say that ironically!

Why they didn't consider Halle Berry for Catwoman? Catwoman is why.

Even if the sucktitude of the movie wasn't Halle Berry's fault she's totally tainted.

Tanglebones wrote:

Ugh..that video was not a positive sell; hollow cheekbones and visible ribcage do not turn me on.

I agree. That girl needed a cheese burger.

Yeah, he's a deeper character overall than most people realize.

On top of that, and someone mentioned this on the previous page, but if you don't buy Tom Hardy as Bane you need to look up pictures of his turn in Bronson before you judge. Dude got huge for that movie and he's apparently going even more gym-diet-crazy for his role as Bane.

Thin_J wrote:

Yeah, he's a deeper character overall than most people realize.

On top of that, and someone mentioned this on the previous page, but if you don't buy Tom Hardy as Bane you need to look up pictures of his turn in Bronson before you judge. Dude got huge for that movie and he's apparently going even more gym-diet-crazy for his role as Bane.

I saw Bronson after I saw Inception and didn't recognize him at all. Seeing his build in Bronson, I'd say he'll fit the "costume" pretty well. Now I wonder about his Hispanic accent, though.

WipEout wrote:
Thin_J wrote:

Yeah, he's a deeper character overall than most people realize.

On top of that, and someone mentioned this on the previous page, but if you don't buy Tom Hardy as Bane you need to look up pictures of his turn in Bronson before you judge. Dude got huge for that movie and he's apparently going even more gym-diet-crazy for his role as Bane.

I saw Bronson after I saw Inception and didn't recognize him at all. Seeing his build in Bronson, I'd say he'll fit the "costume" pretty well. Now I wonder about his Hispanic accent, though.

He's an actor, dialect training is a basic part of any decent actor's education.

Everytime I read more about comic book stories, I'm reminded of just how stupid they can be. Part of what's worked about Christopher Nolan's Batman movies has been his willingness to completely abandon ideas like a child born in a prison who's selected as a candidate for an addictive, rage-inducing experimental super steroid. I hope that he jettisons most of Bane's backstory and creates a well-grounded and believable character. He managed it with the Joker.

Part of what made the Joker awesome is that they didn't bother to tell us about him falling into a vat of acid or who he was. He was simply a force of nature that arrived to create mayhem. I loved that much more than the overwrought plotline in the Michael Keaton Batman.

We actually haven't seen the origin stories for any of the villains in Nolan's films except for Two Face. I wouldn't be surprised if he glosses over Bane's backstory in the movie.

DSGamer wrote:

Part of what made the Joker awesome is that they didn't bother to tell us about him falling into a vat of acid or who he was. He was simply a force of nature that arrived to create mayhem. I loved that much more than the overwrought plotline in the Michael Keaton Batman.

Nolan could probably do something similar with Bane. No need to explain the whole prison backstory, just toss in some hints that Bane had a pretty horrific childhood. Even the Venom isn't all that necessary, he can be big and strong without needing some fictional super-drug to explain it. It's not like they gave a lot of backstory to Ra's in the first film either.

Yeah I expect he'll do exactly what he's done with everyone else and take only the important parts of the character and he'll ditch a lot of the more comic booky stuff, because that's what you almost have to do to make some of these characters really play well on screen.

muttonchop wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

Part of what made the Joker awesome is that they didn't bother to tell us about him falling into a vat of acid or who he was. He was simply a force of nature that arrived to create mayhem. I loved that much more than the overwrought plotline in the Michael Keaton Batman.

Nolan could probably do something similar with Bane. No need to explain the whole prison backstory, just toss in some hints that Bane had a pretty horrific childhood. Even the Venom isn't all that necessary, he can be big and strong without needing some fictional super-drug to explain it. It's not like they gave a lot of backstory to Ra's in the first film either.

Not only did Nolan skip Joker's backstory, but he played up that he skipped it. If the character's supposed to be (nearly) inscrutable, I'd prefer being left in the dark like that.

Nope! Boba Fett was made even cooler by Episode II! Something had to make up for him going out like a punk.

McChuck wrote:

Nope! Boba Fett was made even cooler by Episode II! Something had to make up for him going out like a punk.

Holy crap that's funny... I never got around to watching much Robot Chicken.

spider_j wrote:

I don't really see Bane as a dark mirror of Bruce Wayne or Batman. Black Mask or Hush are a bit closer to the mark.

Comics-wise, yeah, but I'm just thinking of what might have attracted the Nolans to the character. I think it's highly likely they'll play up the self-made man gone wrong angle, as a counterpoint to Wayne's origin in Batman Begins.

That io9 link was realy helpful... I love the idea of Bane coming to Gotham in search of one worthy opponent, then wreaking havoc in an effort to draw the city's champion out of hiding. And if Wayne ends up a parapalegic, I won't complain. These are supposed to be "realistic" takes on the superhero, after all, and that outcome seems all too plausible for a vigilante.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Everytime I read more about comic book stories, I'm reminded of just how stupid they can be.

I used to be a MASSIVE comic nerd, but the Knightfall thing was right around when I quit collecting comics. I just wanted to chime in that I whole-heartedly agree with your assessment above in regards to the Bane character.

NathanialG wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Ugh..that video was not a positive sell; hollow cheekbones and visible ribcage do not turn me on.

I agree. That girl needed a cheese burger.

Thirded. Watching her leaning back on the railing, I could count ribs, and wanted to go puke. Icky.

Thin_J wrote:
AnimeJ wrote:

Watching her leaning back on the railing, I could count ribs, and wanted to go puke. Icky.

Harsh. Almost incredibly so. In fact I'd say this is in just as bad taste as that thread a while back where people said some hurtful things about overweight people.

There is a big difference. This is a comment about someone who took the time to strip down and show off her body.

I agree with Thin_J's sentiments. The comments are bordering on mean.

Jayhawker wrote:

There is a big difference. This is a comment about someone who took the time to strip down and show off her body.

Don't see that it's a big difference at all, but whatever. I think we should go back to talking about Batman.

Yeah. I'm with Thin_J but rather than extrapolate to Cleveland, Batman rocks!