Shaping up to be the most anticipated film of 2012, The Dark Knight Rises has been shrouded in secrecy (that is, until last week, when Christopher Nolan finally let slip a few details about the film).  What do we know about the film?  Well, it takes place eight years after The Dark Knight, and features Bane and Catwoman at odds with Batman.  Recently, Christian Bale slipped a few details about the villainous characters in an interview.

Talking to the Phillippine Daily Inquirer about his costars Anne Hathaway (Catwoman) and Tom Hardy (Bane), Bale let a few things slip—just enough for us fanboys to lose sleep trying to piece together into a cohesive plot summary (that probably won’t resemble the finished film at all—but hey, what are we supposed to do?  Actually be patient until next summer?  Ha!).

On Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman:

“I’m terrible at auditions, so I’m very impressed when somebody really seems to acquire an ownership of a character without having worked on it or prepared for some amount of time. I saw that in Anne…in many ways, she has the hardest job. There are a number of people who feel that the Catwoman role has been defined previously. So, I always saw Anne’s role as being the toughest job of any of us.”

On Tom Hardy’s Bane:

[Tom Hardy] “is a phenomenal actor. I like working with him a great deal. He goes the whole hog. I know that Bane has been seen in movies before. But, in my eyes, Tom is essentially creating Bane for the first time so there’s great freedom for him to be able to do so.”

There you have it—it’s not much, but it should be enough to keep those fanboy juices flowing until next summer… or at least until the trailer leaks.

What do you think of The Dark Knight Rises information?

Source: Coming Soon