For some odd reason, Tumblr isn’t allowing me to post scans tonight.
However. To compensate, I give you the music for Trailer 3 of The Dark Knight Rises.
I personally like this version better. The buildup is absolutely thrilling!
I’m still wondering about the ending to that movie though.
(Think Helena Wayne is in the making?)
Hope everyone is enjoying a lovely mother’s day wherever you’re at.
To continue the celebration of DCU mums, here is Selina Kyle’s main theme from The Dark Knight Rises. :)
More to come later.
TDKR Special Features
I think Nolan and crew needed to better acknowledge Selina’s role in Bruce’s life and further discuss how she is his link to humanity than they actually did.
Yeah, Selina isn’t fazed by Bruce and isn’t intimidated by Batman, but the role that she plays in his life is much more important than that. She is also his equal in terms of also being an outlaw who has an outlet (Catwoman) for coping with her life’s unique challenges, she’s also someone with a moral compass of her own, she’s very skilled at what she does, and—like Bruce—worked HARD to get to where she got.
This wasn’t someone Bruce just had the hots for, this was someone that he could connect with emotionally and relate to on a personal level.
And of course, no mention of Talia Al Ghul who was sadly wasted in this movie.
MICHAEL CAINE CONFIRMS ‘THE DARK KNIGHT RISES’ ENDING WAS REAL
The actor is also quick to dispel any ambiguity about the film’s ending. Asked about the scene in which Alfred spies Bruce Wayne and Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle sitting together at a neighboring table in that restaurant — a shot that suggests that Alfred’s wish for Bruce has come true, that his former charge has found a companion to bring him some measure of inner peace and happiness, enabling him to finally leave behind his self-appointed role as Gotham’s unofficial protector — Caine is quite emphatic.
“They were there,” Caine said. “They were real. There was no imagination. They were real and he was with Anne, the cat lady, and I was happy ever after for him as I told him during the picture.”
As if there was any doubt but I know some are still convinced that it was not real. But there you go!
Alfred’s word is canon, you know.
LOL at “the cat lady”. I’m pretty sure Selina would wrinkle her nose at that.
I didn’t realize that people thought this wasn’t real. That never occurred to me as I always assumed that was the real ending. Interesting.
Also, yes I love the “cat lady” too.
The thing I loved most about that ending is that it left the possibilities open for a Huntress (Wayne) spin-off movie. :)
I would honestly squee like a little girl if one got made. Huntress needs more representation outside of comics since she’s a character many girls and women would easily gravitate to.
I remember a time when I thought that as well (right after Inception), but now that I’ve seen them both in the same film, I don’t think she could have pulled off Nolan’s Selina as well as Anne.
Anne’s comic timing was crucial to her delivery of snappy comebacks. I think the reason people are saying that she had great chemistry with Bale was because their banter was so natural whereas Marion’s dialogue with Bale at the ball or when he was showing her the reactor was rather stilted.
I had my doubts about Anne Hathaway too at first since she didn’t look very Selina Kyle-ish to me, but she definitely nailed it in the acting. She was actually the best thing about TDKR to be quite honest.
If you can choose actress to play Helena Wayne in Nolanverse, who will be? Both little Helena, and teen Helena.
Heh, I take it you found out about Huntress appearing on Arrow and hence this question? I kid, I kid. :P
But to answer your question, truthfully, I don’t know who I would cast to play Helena Wayne in a Nolanverse Huntress movie. Probably an unknown actress who could pass for the daughter of Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman and Christian Bale’s Batman.
You mean to tell me no one knew this before? Well shit.
Wow, your Talia comments on how she was treated in the film were spot on! :)
Thanks! It was huge letdown since she is one of the most influential women in Bruce’s life right next to Selina. But then, given Nolan’s horrific track record with writing women, I shouldn’t have been *too* surprised, but still. If you’re going to use Talia in a movie, do it right.
Given that Selina was written in a way that was spot on with the comic book character (even if she did one or two things that was out of character for her), there is absolutely no reason Talia couldn’t have been written as an equally compelling character while staying true to her essence, especially given the “bigger role” she played in the movie (i.e., the one behind it all).
Also considering that Bane was centre stage throughout this movie, I don’t see any reason Nolan couldn’t have used the origin he had in the comics, which would have worked perfectly especially for his film series. A guy born and raised in prison, educated himself in prison, and exercised regularly to become physically strong? And also figured out who Batman was and only went after Batman just to prove he could beat him and take Gotham from him? I don’t get why this needed to change.