As well as introducing Tom Hardy (Bane), Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anne Hathaway (Catwoman) Christopher Nolan has also got to fit in substantial roles for returning cast members Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman and Michael Caine in The Dark Knight Rises.
Morgan Freeman recently spoke about working with Nolan on his third and final Batman film, and said the director has some “really good stuff” planned for Lucius Fox.
CS: What are you most excited about for “The Dark Knight Rises,” for you and the film?
Freeman: The most exciting thing about it is watching the openings, I’m telling you. Doing it, it’s fun to work with Chris Nolan. He’s really a terrific writer, a terrific director. One of those highlights of your career.
CS: Is there interesting stuff planned for you as Lucius Fox in the film?
Freeman: Oh, yeah – really good stuff!
Towards the end of The Dark Knight Batman asked Lucius Fox to find the Joker using a signal tracking device that required spying on the entire city. Fox reluctantly agreed to help, but said he would resign from Wayne Enterprises immediately afterward. Freeman hasn’t revealed any details on what Lucius gets up to in the next film, but he’ll probably return to Wayne Enterprises (that’s if he even left in the first place).
The Dark Knight Rises is set for release on July 20th, 2012 and filming is set to begin in Pittsburgh later this year.