Gary Oldman gets tongue-tied talking about ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (video)

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MTV’s Josh Horowitz caught Gary Oldman off guard with a question about The Dark Knight Rises in a recent interview. Horowitz asked if The Dark Knight Rises’ ending puts a final “exclamation point” in the story, marking a definitive end to Christopher Nolan’s trilogy. Here’s what Gary Oldman had to say:

I will say this: There’s a conclusion. He touches on the first [film] and weaves it in,” he said. “It resolves. I think it’s a trilogy. It’s just great. The story is terrific. It is just epic.

Horowitz also asked how Nolan plans to top The Joker from The Dark Knight. Oldman explained that Nolan’s decision to include Bane as the main villain was a strategic one:

I think it was smart of Chris to go with a lesser-known villain rather than — because Heath’s performance, first of all, we love the Joker in Batman,” Oldman said. “Heath’s performance was so dazzling that you got to think, ‘How the hell do I top it?’ Instead of going for Riddler, instead of going for Penguin, he’s gone a slightly different way with the story.

Be sure to check out the video for more. Do you think we’ll get a cliff hanger ending in The Dark Knight Rises, or will Nolan put an exclamation point on his Batman story?