Gary Oldman Talks Cryptically About 'The Dark Knight Rises' Script
I know its still a bit early to be hyping up a script for a project that hasn't even started shooting, but it's The Dark Knight Rises, so the hell with it. AICN found a video recorded by AbsoluteRadio in the UK talking with actor Gary Oldman on the red carpet of the Jameson Empire Awards. As we all know, Oldman plays Commissioner Gordon in Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise and is going to be reprising his role in TDKR. Oldman wouldn't reveal much, as he's obviously being watched closely by WB, but did talk about how "fantastic" the script is, how it "brings it back around" to the first movie (what could that mean?), and more.
You can watch the full video with Gary Oldman embedded below, as it's funny to watch him dodge as many TDKR questions as possible or answer as ambiguously as he can, but it's still great to hear from one of the best actors in the series about how Nolan has apparently topped The Dark Knight. "Batman begins [shooting] in May… and all I can say is it's a great, really great story. [Chris Nolan] has out done himself, from The Dark Knight. It's fantastic." As for a hint at who he might be spending a lot of time with, Oldman drops this: "I have quite a bit to do with Tom in this one… He's going to be… He's going to be fantastic."
Yep, he's referring to Tom Hardy playing the villain Bane in the movie, which isn't the most popular comic book villain, but it sounds like he'll be quite a menace and will definitely be messing with Gotham's finest. As for all the secrecy involved with the script and how hard it is to even read it, here's the story Oldman told:
"To get in the production office, you have someone meet you and then there's keys in various doors that lock. The script you [must] read in the production office, and there's no ending to the script either, because [Chris] tells you the ending, so it doesn't leak and get out and people spoil it on the internet. It's very tight security. Yea, that's how he [keeps it all a secret]."
Sounds about right. Honestly, I don't want to know the ending to The Dark Knight Rises until I've sat through the first two hours of it and can finally experience the truly epic ending in all its glory as its meant to be seen. Oldman added that "[Chris] sort of brings it… back around" to the first one. Now, you can make what you will of that statement, because I think it could mean many things, but I think he's referring to Batman avenging his parents' death by truly saving Gotham and/or having something to do with League of Assassins and/or Ra's al Ghul (let your mind whirl with possibilities). But beyond that, it is indeed way too early to speculate on the entire plot, as we still have a long ways to go until July 20, 2012. Excited yet?