‘The Dark Knight Rises’ EW Cover Photo with Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway

Christopher Nolan, Tom Hardy, and Anne Hathaway share new insight into the characters behind this final Batman adventure.

Entertainment Weekly is set to publish its Summer Movie Preview this week, and the biggest movie of the year gets the cover. Check out The Dark Knight Rises' Christian Bale as Batman and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.

The Dark Knight Rises EW Cover

This particular issue also has an interview with director Christopher Nolan and stars Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy. But don't expect any groundbreaking revelations. None of the above say anything too revealing. Christopher Nolan remained tightlipped as always, offering this statement.

"So what can I not tell you about my film?"

He did, however, talk a bit about the character of Bane.

"He represents formidable physical strength, combined with absolute evil of intention."

Tom Hardy once again chimed in on Bane's mumble core aesthetic when it comes to his unintelligible dialogue.

"It's a risk, because we could be laughed at - or it could be very fresh and exciting. The audience mustn't be too concerned about the mumbley voice. As the film progresses, I think you'll be able to tune to its setting."

Christopher Nolan also went onto describe his version of Catwoman.

"She has a very strong way of protecting herself and those she cares about, which implies an underlying darkness."

And of course, Anne Hathaway is still going on and on about how physically demanding the role of Catwoman actually was.

"I had to physically transform. Chris sat me down at the beginning and said, 'Joseph Gordon-Levitt did all of his own fighting in Inception. That one zero-gravity fight? He trained for two months.' I basically left his office and went to the gym and just came out about five minutes ago."

For more on The Dark Knight Rises, be sure to pick up the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012 and stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.

Sources: EW

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Comments (32)

  1. mosorwvlad

    @Jamie807 The costumes are not crap, the photo is crap. The people that are making the marketing for this movie, should be shot in the head, and then strangled.

    3 years agoby @mosorwvladFlag

  2. Jamie807

    Ugh NO. The costumes are crappy

    3 years agoby @Jamie807Flag

  3. Jay.A.Ottley

    @bawnian-dexeus Of course, Nolan does that... :)

    Small minor heart attacks, that is ;)

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @jayaottley Nah man, I just had a small heart attack

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. Sean

    @SpaceCowboy@ejk1 Yeah, it is just a magazine cover, but it is still pretty cool.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. Kashmanthillet

    nice cover.

    3 years agoby @kashmanthilletFlag

  7. ejk1

    @dan1 :)

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  8. Dan

    @ejk1 Whatever, usurper :P

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  9. Jay.A.Ottley

    @bawnian-dexeus Rumor it is mate :)

    The new Superman movie and the new Batman reboot after TDKR will possible pave way for a JLA flick.

    Remember unless GL gets a reboot then its most likely Reynolds will stayb as the Green Lantern especially that if I remember correctly he is contracted for three films.

    As well Nolan will be producing the new Batman franchise... Do you honestly think, he would cast Reynolds in the main lead

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  10. ejk1

    @dan1 See the avatar? See what it says? Yep...

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @jayaottley I just read an article about Ryan Reynolds possibly taking over as Bruce for the next Batman movie. You have more pull in the industry with info, are you aware of this, is it a rumor ? I might be old but I just read it somewhere

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  12. Dan

    @ejk1 What do you mean it's nothing?! Gosh, I hate your negative attitude, you just want the movie to fail don't you? Well nobody cares about your opinion!

    *cries and runs home with ball, never to share with @ejk1 again*

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  13. Pjwolsker

    i dont like her mask.. @jayaottley there better be more to it that i dont know about cause i think it looks like sh*t now.. everything else is fine though

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  14. Jay.A.Ottley




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  15. JonSpidey07

    yes! about freaking time :)

    3 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  16. ejk1

    It's no different than a poster, meaning that it's nothing.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  17. Jay.A.Ottley

    LOL wow but on to further news...

    Sabrina the Teenage Witch is getting a superhero makeover reboot by Sony


    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  18. Dan

    Looks comic booky and cool to me.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  19. empath86

    @yannick-decorte this cover doesnt really have anything to do with how the movie will be though.

    3 years agoby @empath86Flag

  20. empath86

    First of all B. Alan Orange, Shut the f*ck up in regards to Hathaway discussing her training for the movie. Legally there is much she can say about her character in interviews, so i'm guessing she talks about what she's able to, and if you had to train hard like that you would talk about it too. You put out the most horrible articles with factual mistakes and spelling errors. Your an old geezer hack, so just quit. Sorry about that to my fellow movieweb-ers.
    now about the article. I do think her mask looks slightly off now, but it's nothing I won't get used to and certainly come to like. Hathaway is gorgeous and will do her interpretation of the character justice.
    The cover picture does look a little strange, but I think it might be because the two were shot separately and superimposed together?, this maybe from wardrobe test photos but their poses look fine to me.
    And in the case of banes "mumbly voice", I haven't had any issue hearing or understanding him from what I've seen thus far. i like what Tom Hardy said above, that after hearing the voice a bit our ears will likely adjust and be able to tune into it. I'm not worried. this movie is #1 on my list, Prometheus being #2.Orange f*ck off.

    3 years agoby @empath86Flag

  21. Ghostman

    @SpaceCowboy Sure you didn't think she was silly in Arkham City :P

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  22. Craig Bosko

    I think the lighting on this shot is too strong, making both costumes too shiny and reflective. They need to be darker and more mysterious. And I totally agree with @superman81 - Bale looks really stiff.

    3 years agoby @craig-boskoFlag

  23. Basquat

    Not that worried about the mumbling. I&#180ll be watching it with subtitles anyway. But catwoman still looks more silly then a sexy badass

    3 years agoby @basquatFlag

  24. Yannick Decorte

    I don't understand how comic-book film fans think. I feel like if this had a different title and director, they'd be trashing that cover and mocking the costumes and the actors.

    3 years agoby @yannick-decorteFlag

  25. SpaceCowboy

    She still looks silly to me.

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  26. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Not bad. They both go well together which is saying something. Different species in their world but perfect for each other. Though I think Kyle needs the racoon eyes

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  27. Superman81

    They look like a couple of tools in that pose. Especially Bale, he looks like his mommy told him to stand up straight and act proper

    3 years agoby @superman81Flag

  28. ROFLitschristian

    Nice. Hope they team up in the film.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  29. Sean

    Very cool!

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

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