Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Does Christian Bale feel pressure with The Dark Knight Rises being released? What are comic legends Alan Moore and Frank Miller debating about? When can we expect a solid update on David Slade‘s Daredevil movie? Will Avenger fans recognize the villains in the film? Want to see how Steve Buscemi made fun of Batman on this week’s Saturday Night Live? How did Hans Zimmer come up with his participatory score for The Dark Knight Rises? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
Comic Book Movie spoke to Clark Gregg and got him to talk about the bad guys in The Avengers. Will comic fans recognize them?
Christopher Nolan spoke, in depth, about his favorite scene in The Dark Knight – the interrogation scene between Joker and Batman. You can read it all at the Hero Complex, but here’s a piece. (NOTE: This is from 2008, but CBM just published it and if we missed it, you might have too.)
On the set, we shot it fairly early on. It was actually one of the first things that Heath had to do as the Joker. He told me he was actually pretty excited to tear off a big chunk early on, really get one of the Joker’s key scenes up in the first three weeks of a seven-month shoot. He and I both liked the idea of just diving in, as did Christian [Bale, who portrayed Batman]. We had rehearsed the scene a tiny bit. We had just ripped through it a couple of times in pre-production just to get some slight feel of how it was going to work. Neither of them wanted to go too far with it in rehearsal. They had to rehearse some of the fight choreography, but even with that, we tried to keep it loose and improvisational. They wanted to save it all. We were all pretty excited to get on with a big chunk of dialogue and this big intense scene between these two iconic characters. It was quite bizarre to see Batman across the table across from the Joker [laughs]. I’m glad you asked this. You know, I could actually talk about this scene for hours.
Comic book legends Alan Moore and Frank Miller are having a very public debate, not about comics, about politics.
Vulture points out that, if you can’t get tickets to see The Dark Knight Rises prologue in New York City (it’s only playing at Lincoln Square) the next closest location is the IMAX Theater at Palisades Center in West Nyack. (Which just so happens to be my hometown IMAX!)
I guess it can be frustrating not having those tactile elements around you, being surrounded by the green, but you’re always trying to tell a story and be honest and you use your imagination regardless of whether there’s a set or not. In a way it’s even more childlike (with CG) because you’re really relying solely on your imagination, like a little kid in the yard who doesn’t have any props, just inventing something out of thin air. That’s the original impulse for it all to begin with, I think.
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