While Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have been getting all the attention as of late having recently joined The Dark Knight Rises, we must not forget about Gary Oldman who will once again be playing Commissioner Gordon.
While on the rounds promoting Red Riding Hood the actor spoke about Nolan’s final Batman film, and thinks the story Nolan has created with his brother Jonathan and David Goyer will top The Dark Knight.
“The scope of it and also the way he brings it back to ‘Batman Begins,’ and really what Bruce Wayne discovers about himself, what he learns about himself at the end of this one [will top off the trilogy],” Oldman teased about the upcoming flick.
While Oldman hasn’t seen the script, Nolan apparently told him he’s put together a “good role” for the actor in the form of Gotham City Police Department hotshot Jim Gordon. “I know the story and it’s a great story,” Oldman said. “You look at ‘The Dark Knight’ and you go, ‘How’s he going to top it?’ But I think he has.”
In addition to reuniting with familiar “Batman” castmates, Oldman’s return to the franchise will mark another collaboration with Tom Hardy, who joins “Dark Knight Rises” as the villain Bane.
“I worked with Tom on [‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’], I’m going off to do a couple days with him on [‘The Wettest County in the World’] and then we work together on ‘Batman,’ ” Oldman said. “And then we get married — 2011 is the year of Gary and Tom.”
With all of the new additions there is a possibility Oldman will have a slightly smaller role than in The Dark Knight, but i’m sure he’ll deliver as always.
Filming is set to begin in May, with the release date set for July 20th 2012.