DARK KNIGHT RISES
Not a whole lot of news kicking around post-Memorial Day, but here’s a new look at Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight Rises” in the newest official TV Spot.
In an interview with Empire Magazine, Christian Bale noted that while this is likely the last of Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” films, the actor would be open to returning to the role.
“My understanding is that this is the last one. I think it’s appropriate, I think it’s going out at the right time,” Bale told Empire. “But…if Chris came to me with a script and said, ‘You know what? There is another story’ then I would love the challenge of making a fourth one work.”
Christopher Nolan’s brother, Jonathan Nolan, also spoke with Empire (as posted by Comic Book Movie) about the inclusion of Catwoman.
“Chris often comes from a position of, ‘Why should we do this?’ You know, presumed guilty,” Nolan told Empire. “But I said, ‘What we’re endeavoring to do here is tell a complete take on the Batman mythos’. And a complete take of the Batman mythos without the character for me was sacrilegious. You’ve gotta gave her, because she has a delicious greyness to her that helps define who Batman is. She keeps wavering on this line of, ‘Is she a good guy or a bad guy?’ Well, she’s kind of neither. And that’s why, to me, that relationship and that character only enhances the universe — and the Batman character.”
Opens July 20
THE WALKING DEAD
Nerd Repository has posted a recap of Jon Bernthal’s panel at Phoenix Comic-Con 2012 where he revealed there was an alternative ending to season two that he and co-star Andrew Lincoln pitched to the showrunners. Bernthal said the alternative ending would mostly be the same leading all the way up to the encounter in the forest with a few notable exceptions.
“Instead of holding his gun out, [Rick] says, ‘You’re going to have to shoot an unarmed man’ and he throws his gun,” Bernthal said. “This makes Shane go crazy, so Shane approaches Rick, puts the gun right up to Rick’s face and says, ‘You’ve got a broken boy, a broken woman, a weak boy,’ and all that stuff. He really pushes him and says something disgusting like, ‘I know what your wife tastes like’ or something like that, really push Rick because he’s really on the deep end. He’s pushing and he’s pushing him.”
This would cause Rick to stab Shane, who then reanimates as a zombie — and this is where the real changes come into play.
“Remember the change I said, Rick has thrown his gun. So when Shane starts to pop up as a zombie, Rick grabs Shane’s gun which is right there and points it at zombie Shane as zombie Shane is coming towards Rick. Rick points the gun at Shane and it just goes ‘Click. Click. Click.’ Then out of nowhere, Carl blasts him and Rick looks at the gun and sees the gun was never loaded. So Shane brought Rick out to those woods to make him kill him.”
In terms of Season Three news, TV Guide spoke with David Morrissey about preparing for his role as The Governer next season.
“I’ve got the graphic novels but have only read Robert Kirkman’s [prequel] ‘Rise of The Governor,’ which I thought was brilliant,” Morrissey told TV Guide. “There was so much in that book that I could [use], like the desire for survival above everything else. I’m finding out what his fears, anxieties and loves are so I can make him my own.”
Season three premieres on AMC Fall 2012
The Verizon YouTube channel has posted another cool featurette for “Prometheus” entitled “Space Travel Part 1.” Hopefully we’ll also get to see Part 2.
Opens June 8
GAME OF THRONES
According to HBO, the finale of “Game of Thrones” is so epic, it will actually run an extra ten minutes. For your viewing pleasure, here is the official trailer for “Valar Morghulis.”
Airs Sundays on HBO
IRON MAN 3
Comic Book Movie has posted more from Empire Magazine’s interview with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, who spoke about the scope of “Iron Man 3.”
“It’s a fool’s errand to continue to try to top spectacle,” Feige told Empire. “We don’t equate bigger with better. It’s Tony’s most personal journey since he was trapped in a cave in the first half of the first movie, but it’ll also have the largest spectacle of any of the Iron Man movies.”
Feige also spoke about the future of Mark Ruffalo’s portrayal of Bruce Banner — and although he’s not going to be in “Iron Man 3,” Feige said there are plans for him.
“We will see the Ruffalo Hulk in future. I don’t know when or how, exactly, but he’s an interesting character, and so many new avenues have opened up. But now in the movies, who’s gonna pop up where? You’re never quite sure. … Our next step will be to introduce a character outside the Avengers’ world.”
Opens May 3, 2013
No, this trailer isn’t real, but it’s at least halfway as likely as “Battleship” getting made into a movie.