DiCaprio as the Riddler and other interesting tidbits from The Dark Knight Rises

Yesterday the latest issue of Empire Magazine came out. Why does this matter? Well, it was the one we’ve been getting all those photos from for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.

Batman News read the article and dropped some interesting tidbits. I thought I would share.

-In Fall of 2008, Christopher Nolan and co-writer David Goyer came up with the ending to The Dark Knight Rises. They didn’t know what the plot would be, or which villains would terrorize Gotham, but they knew it would be the final Batman movie in their trilogy, and they knew how they wanted it to end. Goyer explained that the ending in The Dark Knight Rises is exactly what they talked about 4 years ago — it’s completely unchanged. When Goyer saw that final scene from The Dark Knight Rises, he got a lump in his throat.

-More than a third of the film, 1 hour, was shot in IMAX.

-The Dark Knight Rises is Wally Pfister’s last movie as Director of Photography, he’ll be moving on to pursue a directing career.

-As I mentioned earlier this week, Nolan confirmed that The Joker will not be addressed at all in The Dark Knight Rises. He was also nervous about adding Catwoman, but his brother Jonathan convinced him that she needed to be part of the trilogy.

-David Goyer said that at the premiere of The Dark Knight, Warner Bros. executives were already talking about a villain for The Dark Knight Rises — “it’s gonna be The Riddler, and we want it to be Leonardo DiCaprio…”.

-Christopher Nolan confirmed that Anne Hathaway’s character, Selina Kyle, is never referred to as “Catwoman” in the script.

DiCaprio as Riddler? Hmmmm…can’t say I see that.

Source: Batman News

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