Archives for January 2008
French actress Marion Cotillard will be joining Christian Bale & Johnny Depp for the upcoming movie, ‘The Public Enemies‘. She will be potraying the role of ‘Billie Frechette. This was reported earlier by Variety on Sunday night.
Christian Bale was questioned about the death of his actor friend Heath Ledger in Los Angeles on January 23, 2008. RIP Heath, we will always remember you as a very great actor. There are still no official statement been released yet.
– Out and About From 2008: In Los Angeles [HQ] – January 23
The Dark Knight follows the action hit Batman Begins teaming up director Christopher Nolan with Christian Bale once more.
Starring Christian Bale, as Batman and the now deceased actor, Heath Ledger as the Joker, The Dark Knight tells the tale of Batman in his fight against his nemesis. Aided by Lieutenant Jim Gordon, Gary Oldman, and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Aaron Eckhart, Batman must battle against the chaos in Gotham City.
Maggie Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko), Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules) and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) also appear in The Dark Knight.
Source: Transworld News
Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight has already received a scathing criticism from one Batman alumni, as Jack Nicholson objected to not being re-cast in the role of the Joker. But what about Michael Keaton, who played the Dark Knight in Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns? MTV News got the opportunity to ask Keaton how he felt about the upcoming film:
I’ve only seen a little piece [of the sequels] here and there since I finished mine, not for any reason except that I didn’t have any real interest. The reason they weren’t interesting was the reason I didn’t want to do them anymore. I read the script [for Batman Forever]. I wasn’t into it. But how I wanted to do the third one is what they did in [Batman Begins]. I read an article about how they were going about it and I said, “That’s exactly what I thought should be done.” [Christopher Nolan] is so good and [Christian Bale] is so good. I really would like to see [Batman Begins]. I’m sure it’s good and I’m sure [The Dark Knight] is going to be better.
When told about his Batman co-star’s reaction to Nolan’s film, Keaton laughed. “No! Is he serious? I’ve got to call him up on that, give him a hard time.”
Keaton was also asked if he had ever been offered the role of a villain in any superhero film. “No, but it would be fun,” Keaton said. “I don’t think I’d take Jack’s stance on it. I think it’d be fun because those are the roles where you get to chew it up. I’ll always stand by the first [Batman]. Even for its imperfections, people will never know how hard that movie was to do. A lot of that still holds up.”
The Dark Knight opens on July 18, 2008, and stars Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart and Maggie Gylenhall.
Source: Superhero Flix