We’re about six months away from the fanatically anticipated final act in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Have your tickets yet or did you miss out? In the meantime, we have a quick look at Batman (Christian Bale) in his new Batsuit, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly’s annual forecast issue. We’ve also got some choice quotes from Nolan about his thoughts on the final film and the trilogy overall. We’ll save the somewhat spoilery comments for after the jump, but for now, here’s what Bale had to say about rising to the demands of Batman’s adoring public on this last film:
“I can tell you the truth because I’m done with it: I felt immense pressure. And I think it’s a good pressure, because you owe it to the films — and the people’s expectations — to make great work.”
The Dark Knight Rises also stars Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine and opens July 20, 2012. Hit the jump for more.
Via EW, we’ve got a few comments from Nolan himself. While they’re not really spoilers per se (more like confirmations), if you don’t want to know anything about the film ahead of time, look away now.
While many fans lamented the lack of a Batcave in The Dark Knight, the final act will feature a return to the lair beneath the rebuilt Wayne Manor. Since the third film takes place eight years after the second, everything should be in good shape (and ready to be destroyed, perhaps).
Speaking of The Dark Knight, Nolan also suggested to fans that they go back and watch it again, specifically the final scene where Batman and Gordon (Oldman) concoct a cover-up, as this provides clues to the finale.
When asked about the confusion over Bane’s (Hardy) voice, Nolan had this to say:
“I think when people see the film, things will come into focus. Bane is very complex and very interesting and when people see the finished film people will be very entertained by him.”
For more Dark Knight Rises coverage, click here for five new images, info on the new Batcave, and more quotes from the cast.