Batman: Dark Knight Rises Villains Revealed
I know I said that today would be another remake, but that’s going to have to wait until tomorrow because this can’t wait. The villains for the upcoming Batman sequel, The Dark Knight Rises, have officially been revealed. Despite rumours, it has been declared that Tom Hardy will not be playing Hugo Strange; instead he will be portraying Bane. Anne Hathaway has also been cast in the film, as Catwoman. This news was a bit of a shock to people following the speculation as Nolan had said he was choosing villains that had not previously appeared in Batman movies and both Bane and Catwoman have.
For those of you that don’t know, Bane is a Batman comic villain, who was raised in prison. There he learned many lessons, worked on his body, becoming really strong, and read every book he could get his hands on. He appeared in the movie Batman and Robin, played by Robert Swenson. In the movie he was shown as a mindless henchman opposed to super smart. Catwoman, original known as The Cat, is a burglar that has, on many occasions, stolen Batman’s heart (cheesy but effective). She has been played by numerous actresses over the years and even has her own comic series. She’s the most popular female character in the Batman universe.
I can’t wait to see Nolan’s take on these characters, but I’ll have to wait awhile. The movie is set to be released on the 20th of July 2012, which, if I have my way, will be rainy with atmosphere setting lightning.