“The Dark Knight Rises” might mark the end of director Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” trilogy, but that doesn’t mean the stars of the movie need to stop talking about how much they loved working on the film.
In a new feature from the forthcoming “The Dark Knight Rises” Blu-ray, out December 4, stars Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine and Gary Oldman all discuss the ways they were affected by working on a Nolan movie. Called “The End of a Legend,” the snippet of the featurette comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
“Christopher, he is such an inventive writer. He doesn’t like to go back over old material. It’s going to be as new as he make it, and he’s good at making it pretty new,” Freeman said in the clip.
Caine has gone on to star in several Nolan movies outside of the Batman universe, but he credits “Batman Begins” for being the film that got him into the blockbuster grenre.
“It gave me a whole new look at movies because seven years ago, when Chris first came to do the first movie, I had never been in any of these great big productions,” he said. “It was wonderful. It was a whole new world for me.”
Hathaway and Hardy were both new additions to “The Dark Knight Rises,” so it was an exciting experience for them to get to come in during the final chapter of the epic superhero saga. Hathaway said she feels as though anyone involved in a Nolan movie, no matter how small the part, feels touched by their time on set.
“If you can be cop No. 2 in a Chris Nolan movie, or be Catwoman, or whoever, you know that you are in such good hands, and you’re going to have the time of your life,” she said. “I’m really going to miss this one, because of what I got to do, but also because of all the people I got to come to work and be around every day. It was a beautiful experience.”
Meanwhile, Hardy recalled the first time he encountered Christan Bale’s Batman on set and the way it made him feel like a young comic book fan again.
“I remember seeing Christian in the makeup chair, and he looked really weedy, and I thought to myself, ‘I can handle him,'” Hardy remembered. “And then I went and got changed into my Bane costume, and started flexing my muscles, feeling confident, and then Batman turned up, and he was about three foot taller than me! And I was, like, ‘Huhhh!’ You know. There’s that 3-year-old in me that’s like, ‘That’s Batman!’”
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