Christian Bale, the Caped Crusader himself, recently sat down with Style Magazine to briefly discuss his role in The Dark Knight Rises. He also spoke about working with Heath Ledger on The Dark Knight. Nothing too revealing here as Bale gives us the usual lip service but if you’re interested, feel free to check out the two snippets below.
“For me, he’s an anarchist and a free spirit. He knows that there are parallels between him and his enemies because life is never stable – you always have to fight for it. Keeping in mind that it may never be boring and that nobody is obliging you to behave like a superhero and to always have your muscles flexed and bulging.”
On working with Ledger:
“An exchange, never rivalry, and I like people who have obsessions, passions, people who do not always want to be in the limelight. Heath really was a lovely person, he loved his daughter dearly and he spent his life seeking answers. He was nothing to do with the commotion that broke out after his death. Nobody ever really is a cartoon superhero, even though superheroes are all the rage today.”
Like I told you, nothing too revealing or interesting. But then again, when it comes to The Dark Knight Rises isn’t that how it always is? Every quote given on the film by one of the cast members is always some ‘beat around the bush/evasive/vague’ comment that really doesn’t tell us anything at all.
Is it annoying? Kind of. But is it for the best? Probably. It’s best to go into the film knowing as little as possible as I’m sure Nolan has some big surprises in store for us.
What types of surprises you ask? Well, you’ll have to wait until July 20th when The Dark Knight Rises hits theatres to find out.