It's time for your daily dose of The Dark Knight Rises! Today, producer Emma Thomas went on the record to discuss some of the aspects of her husband Christopher Nolan's final chapter in this Batman trilogy.

First, she offered some further insight into Tom Hardy and his turn as the villainous Bane.

"Tom made a massive physical transformation for the role...It really is an intense performance. He finally feels like a match for Batman - both physically and mentally. Christian Bale and Tom Hardy are both such fiercely committed actors that pitching them as adversaries works incredibly well - they have such a great chemistry on camera."

Emma Thomas then turned her attention towards Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.

"It's completely new, and it's a really interesting role. You never quite know where you are with her."

More from Emma Thomas will be revealed when the latest issue of Total Film hits newsstands on Thursday.

B. Alan Orange