12:30 pm EDT, July 9, 2012

New ‘Dark Knight Rises’ cast interviews

Recently, the cast of The Dark Knight Rises sat down for a few video interviews. Some of the cast members catch themselves during questioning, in an attempt to prevent giving away spoilers. Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and director Christopher Nolan discuss the Batman finale and their decision on how to address The Joker’s fate in the story.

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HitFlix also sat down recently with Christian Bale and dicsussed his adversary in the film, Bane, at length.

“The thing I liked so much about the fight sequences with [Bane] is they’re never just knock-down fight sequences,” he began, having earlier referenced the villain as “the first adversary of Batman’s that you know could probably whip his butt.” “You learn something more about each character throughout each fight, which is the mark of a good fight…”

Bale goes on to explain that they had to find new and interesting ways to shoot the fight sequence so that viewers didn’t feel battle fatigue.

“We’ve seen so many people punching each other non-stop, who cares? You’re looking for ‘what are the changes? What are the weaknesses? What are the strengths of each character that are going to allow them to dominate one or the other?'”

He finally discussed wrapping the film and realizing it would be the last time he’d don the Batman cowl.

“We wrapped, and we were doing a scene, [I was playing] Batman, it was with Anne as Catwoman on a roof in Manhattan,” he began. “And I just went down and sat in a room and I realized this is it. I’m not gonna be taking this cowl off again. So again, I said ‘can you please leave me alone for 20 minutes?’ and I sat with that moment it was the realization…of real pride of having achieved what we had set out to.”

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20.

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