Obviously there are many things to be excited about as we inch closer and closer to the release date of “The Dark Knight Rises,” chief among them for me, is seeing a cast of the highest quality assembled in order to bring beloved characters, old and new, to life. And while a lot of attention is paid to the high profile roles that Batman newcomers Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy and Marion Cotillard are playing, I’m always intrigued about what Christopher Nolan’s equally impressive returning cast will be up to.
Take Nestor Carbonell’s Mayor Anthony Garcia, for example, who when asked recently about how much action he gets in Christopher Nolan’s third and likely final “Batman” flick, said it’s hard for him to say, specifically, but we’ll be happy with the film regardless.
“I finished [filming] about a month ago in Pittsburgh. It was a lot of fun, it’s nice to go back to Chris Nolan’s world,” he told MTV News at the CW Premiere Party Saturday, adding that there is a sense of finality to Nolan’s third film.
“He has announced that this is his last go at ’Batman’ but yeah, if it is the last for him, he certainly goes out big. It’s massive,” Carbonell revealed. “What I saw of the sets was just unbelievable. When we were shooting a particular scene I snuck around to see the image on the dolly of what the D.P., Wally Pfister, Academy Award Winner [was shooting]. I looked and immediately thought, ’Wow, I see why he is who he is, it’s beautifully framed, beautifully shot, half is on IMAX.”
Carbonell went on to say that Nolan has outdone himself with “Rises,” that it is a true psychological thriller, not a comic book movie.
“He’s one of these amazing storytellers in our generation, he’s one of the guys who’s taken that genre and grounded it and done something with it that hasn’t done before,” Carbonell said of his director. “He’s made it that much more real, much more accessible, and he’s made a psychological thriller out of all of them, so he’s great, he’s amazing.”
So will Mayor Garcia be seeing more action, this third time around?
“It’s really hard for me to say. I can’t say, but it was great to re-team with a cast, the old guard,” he said. “Great to see Mr Oldman, he’s the man. You’ve seen the trailer, already you can tell the guy is unbelievable.”
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