More 'Dark Knight Rises': Batman and Catwoman Image, Plus Tom Hardy Sounds Off on Bane Voice Issues

More 'Dark Knight Rises': Batman and Catwoman Image, Plus Tom Hardy Sounds Off on Bane Voice Issues

Apr 11, 2012

Hot on the heels of that sexy full-length Catwoman image comes another Dark Knight Rises shot from the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly, featuring Batman (Christian Bale) and Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) staring down the world in their black, armored suits. The magazine cover image also comes with a few words from Tom Hardy on his villain character Bane -- or, more specifically, whether or not audiences will have problems understanding the guy like they did during that IMAX preview back in December.

Hardy says, "It’s a risk, because we could be laughed at — or it could be very fresh and exciting,” adding, "As the film progresses, I think you’ll be able to tune to its setting.” For the sake of the millions of fans itching to devour every square inch of this film, let's all hope the audience is able to "tune to its setting" sooner rather than later. We're all for complicated villains, but not being able to understand what a villain is saying not only takes you out of the movie, but it also lessens the impact the villain has on the film and its viewers.

Hathaway, who studied Hedy Lamarr and Jean Harlow while preparing to play the feisty Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman), says she trained non-stop for the action sequences in the film. She says her character "has a very strong way of protecting herself and those she cares about, which implies an underlying darkness." Oh, and she also looks pretty good in that skin-tight catsuit. 

We expect a lot more when that EW issue arrives on stands. The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters on July 20th.

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