‘The Dark Knight Rises’ EW Cover Photo with Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway

Christopher Nolan, Tom Hardy, and Anne Hathaway share new insight into the characters behind this final Batman adventure.
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Entertainment Weekly is set to publish its Summer Movie Preview this week, and the biggest movie of the year gets the cover. Check out The Dark Knight Rises' Christian Bale as Batman and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.

The Dark Knight Rises EW Cover

This particular issue also has an interview with director Christopher Nolan and stars Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy. But don't expect any groundbreaking revelations. None of the above say anything too revealing. Christopher Nolan remained tightlipped as always, offering this statement.

"So what can I not tell you about my film?"

He did, however, talk a bit about the character of Bane.

"He represents formidable physical strength, combined with absolute evil of intention."

Tom Hardy once again chimed in on Bane's mumble core aesthetic when it comes to his unintelligible dialogue.

"It's a risk, because we could be laughed at - or it could be very fresh and exciting. The audience mustn't be too concerned about the mumbley voice. As the film progresses, I think you'll be able to tune to its setting."

Christopher Nolan also went onto describe his version of Catwoman.

"She has a very strong way of protecting herself and those she cares about, which implies an underlying darkness."

And of course, Anne Hathaway is still going on and on about how physically demanding the role of Catwoman actually was.

"I had to physically transform. Chris sat me down at the beginning and said, 'Joseph Gordon-Levitt did all of his own fighting in Inception. That one zero-gravity fight? He trained for two months.' I basically left his office and went to the gym and just came out about five minutes ago."

For more on The Dark Knight Rises, be sure to pick up the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012.


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