Gary Oldman: the ‘Harvey Dent Act’ cleans up Gotham in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

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Gary Oldman recently spoke with Moviefone and revealed a few new details about The Dark Knight Rises.

You’re sort of the heart of the Batman films. Where do we find Gordon in the third movie?
We find him — obviously I can’t give too much away because I’m sworn to secrecy — but when we meet him, things are calmer in Gotham. It’s reminiscent of the Gordon that we met in the first one. There’s a world-weariness to him, and even though things on the surface are now calmer, he’s cleaned up Gotham with the Harvey Dent Act, it’s seething underneath.

When people walk out of the theater, what will they be thinking?
It’s great. It’s a terrific conclusion to the trilogy. Nolan rounds it off: he brings in a bit of the first one, from ‘Batman Begins,’ and he does some really surprising things with it. I thought his choice of villain was very interesting, to use Bane instead of Riddler or Penguin. He’s not gone with the most obvious choice. The challenge for Chris was always really the story and I think he didn’t want to make a third one for the sake of it. I think there was pressure on him, obviously, because the second was so successful. So there’s always going to be some pressure to keep it going. But he’s too smart and classy, really to just make a third just for the sake of making it, because others are demanding or want it from him and I think he felt that, ‘Let me get the story right.’ So the fans won’t be disappointed.

Are you sorry the series is over?
I’m not and I am. I think he probably is somewhere [in between]. I can’t tell you what it is, but there was something on the set — it was Batman-related — and I said to Emma [Thomas, the producer], “You should keep that.” And she said, “I don’t know, we’ve got enough memorabilia.” After eight years, he’s sort of done with it. So I think there’s a relief and it’s mixed with [some sadness.] It was quite sad, my last night of shooting, to retire Jim.

Oldman also commented on the Batman/Gordon spoof that aired on Saturday Night Live last week. Oldman thought it was hysterical, you can catch the sketch with Steve Buscemi as Commissioner Gordon after the break.

Be sure to check out the full interview at the source link below.

Thanks @dcumoviepage for the heads up!

SOURCE: Moviefone