434 days, 9 hours, 2 minutes until The Dark Knight Rises. I kinda hoped that Sarah Essen would appear in this movie. Maybe she will. I think Charlize Theron would have played a good Essen against Gary Oldman’s Gordon. At least she’ll be in the Batman: Year One DTV. I hope that Marion Cotillard’s character is secretly Talia.
So far this year, Pete Postlethwaite died of pancreatic cancer at age 64, flooding and mudslides in Rio de Janeiro killed over 800, the Tunisian government fell after a month of increasingly violent protests and President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia after 23 years in power, at least 36 people were killed in a bombing in Moscow, widespread protests led Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to resign after 30 years of power and leave control of Egypt in the hands of the military until a general election can be held, Lady Gaga arrived at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards inside of an egg, major political protests began in Libya against Muammar Gaddafi’s government causing a civil war between his loyalists and rebels, crude oil prices rose 20% over a two-week period following the Libyan protests, Christian Bale won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar at the 83rd annual Academy Awards, Charlie Sheen went public with his addiction to the drug Charlie Sheen and was subsequently fired from Two and a Half Men, a 9.1-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the east of Japan and killed over 14,000, Rebecca Black went viral on the same day, Nate Dogg had a bunch of strokes and died, Michael Gough died at 94, my step-sister graduated from nursing school, Elizabeth Taylor died at 79 due to heart-related issues, I almost got a girlfriend, my youngest cat got fixed, I saw the Pixies live in Detroit, I finished my second semester of college, an estimated 2 billion people watched the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Osama bin Laden died Pakistan, and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced their separation after 25 years of marriage. And we’re not even halfway done with this bitch.
There is speculation that the green pit in all the Dark Knight Rises set photos is actually a pit full of Venom, not one of the Lazarus Pits. On set, a bad child actor in ragged clothes was seen coming up from the pit. So, the idea is that a young Bane is being trained by a young Ra’s al Ghul in flashbacks. This would explain the need for flashbacks including Ra’s in the first place as well as it would taking care of Bane’s backstory.
Bane’s origin in the comic books is a lot more interesting than what I just described. His origin really gives him gravitas. The way it’s described in this article, it sounds like they could have just stuck any Batman rogue into Bane’s place and it wouldn’t have made a difference. Are they even going to try to make Bane Hispanic? I can see this working in a couple ways. The best take I can come up with would be Ra’s taking the place of King Snake and instead of fathering Bane on Santa Prisca and leaving him for dead, he finds a young Bane in the prison on Santa Prisca and takes him under his wing because the kid is such a badass and has already become the ruler of a prison colony. Maybe Ra’s travels the world looking for pupils to create his army of assassins and believes that he has found the ultimate apprentice in Bane, so he takes him to the East to train. And then something happens, Bane is overcome with power and becomes the exact opposite of Bruce Wayne in the first film - whereas Bruce decided that he would not kill, Bane has no problem with taking lives, but becomes so reckless to the point where Ra’s has to lock him up (and maybe sticks him back on the island where he came from?). Maybe the rare blue flower from the first film is related to Venom but who knows.
I didn’t really like the idea of a Fright Night remake at first but this cast is really great. Anton Yelchin as Charlie Brewster? Imogen Poots as his girlfriend Amy? Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Evil Ed? David Tennant filling Roddy McDowall’s shoes as fucking Peter Vincent? Hell, I don’t even like Colin Farrell and I think he’ll make a great version of Chris Sarandon’s Jerry Dandridge. Even better, the film has the R rating it deserves. I hope it keeps the spirit of the original.
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