According to Deadline.com, Tom Hardy (STAR TREK: NEMESIS) may be playing a part in Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film.
He was recently in the director’s SF film INCEPTION, and site speculates he may be in discussions to play a villain in the follow-up to THE DARK KNIGHT.
Tom Hardy was due to play a role in MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, but it looks like that film is going to be delayed.
EmpireOnline got some confirmation from Christopher Nolan about directing the as-yet untitled BATMAN 3.
“It’s becoming inevitable, I’ll put it that way. I feel myself falling into it, I guess. And getting it all figured out and I’m pretty excited about what we’re doing so… If I haven’t announced it, I think that people probably all know at this point that I’m doing it.”
As for who “WE” might be, Chris Nolan told the site that he’s working on brother Jonathan Nolan’s script for the film now. So there is a screenplay, but no announcement of villain or plot, thus far.
BATMAN BEGINS is one of the best-ever adaptations of a comic book character – a blast of energy that reinvents the Dark Knight for a new generation of film-goers. It is darker and more intense and action-packed than the much lauded X-MEN films, and the portrait of its tortured hero dramatically outdoes the recent SPIDER-MAN films.
The film exploits what is rich and fascinating about the Dark Knight mythology, fashioning an intriguing and dramatic origin story that shows how Bruce Wayne became Batman (a feature sadly neglected in the previous films). In fact this may be the best of the BATMAN features. (Certainly BATMAN FOREVER and BATMAN AND ROBIN are no competition, and despite critical consensus Tim Burton’s first BATMAN is a dull, plodding affair; only the much-maligned BATMAN RETURNS has enough crazed energy to offer any competition). Continue reading “Batman Begins (2005) – Film Review”
It was not so very long ago that Christian Bale was just an actor, not a movie star. Rather famously, he almost lost out on the title role of AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) when the production company briefly flirted with hiring Leonardo DiCaprio, who was considered a much bigger box office draw, coming off the mega-success of TITANIC. Well, all that changed with BATMAN BEGINS (2005), which led to high-profile roles in this year’s 3:10 TO YUMA and I’M NOT THERE.
Acknowledging this success, the American Cinematheque will be hosting a Christian Bale marathon this Saturday at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California. Bale will attend in person, and there will be an all-evening buffet to help you get through all four films on the quadruple bill: 3:10 TO YUMA, I’M NOT THERE, BATMAN BEGINS, and AMERICAN PSYCHO.
Only the last two titles fall into the realm of cinefantastique, but they are worth checking out, especially if you have not seen them on the big screen.
The show starts at 6:30pm. Get more info here.