The Dark Knight Rises

So it came across the website Dark Horizons this week that the villains for the third installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman series were going to be Catwoman played by Anne Hathway, and Bane played by Tom Hardy.  For this more realistic version of Batman I love the selections.  Great villains to choose.  Penguin and Killer Croc and some of the other villains are harder to portray in the world that has been built by Nolan.  I love what Nolan has done.  He’s taken the Batman franchise to a whole new level.  The Dark Knight I thought was the film of the decade.  Heath Ledger’s Joker may be the best acting job I’ve ever seen, even it was a supporting role.  And I can’t wait for the new movie to hit next year.  My only hope is that Warner Brother’s throws enough money at Nolan and Bale to come back for a 4th movie.  Reason being, in this Gotham that Nolan has created, the Riddler needs to be involved.  That character seems like a great fit and would just need the right story.  I really hate to see this world end with a 3rd movie but really how can they top what they’ve already created.

Other movie tidbits.
  • Dark Horizons posted a bunch of new photos from the XMen: The First Class
  • New Spiderman pictures have also surfaced

  • There is talk of rebooting the Lethal Weapon franchise?  Um no, don’t do it.  Create something new! Leave Briggs and Murtoch alone in film history.
  • Captain America and Thor apparently have had rough drafts screened and got positive reviews
Thor is the first big movie (in my mind) to start the huge lineup this summer.  Hopefully I’ll be able to get to all the biggies that come out.  Looking forward to it.  Nothing really else is on my horizon to see but movies that are already out. 


  1. I, for one, am glad that Anne is breaking away from the more kid-friendly movies into edgier roles. Now she can show off what she's got.

  2. Have you seen the movie Havoc with her? Really different role for her.

    I’m excited to see what she’ll bring to Catwoman. When I first heard Heath Ledger was going to be the Joker, I was like “Really?” and it turned out AMAZING. I have faith in what Christopher Nolan has created and how he is putting this together.