Geoff Boucher just published a fantastic interview with Christopher Nolan over at Hero Complex. Nolan had a lot to say about The Dark Knight Rises‘ prologue, shooting in IMAX, leaving the Batman franchise, and why he decided to make Bane the main villain. Here’s an excerpt:

“With Bane, the physicality is the thing,” Nolan said. “With a good villain you need an archetype, you know, you need the extreme of some type of villainy. The Joker is obviously a particular archetype of diabolical, chaotic anarchy and has a devilish sense of humor. Bane, to me, is something we haven’t dealt with in the films. We wanted to do something very different in this film. He’s a primarily physical villain, he’s a classic movie monster in a way — but with a terrific brain. I think he’s a fascinating character.  I think people are going to get a kick out of what we’ve done with him.”

Be sure to head on over to Hero Complex at the source link below to read the entire article… there’s much more! On a related note, IGN has also posted an interview with Christopher Nolan and producer Emma Thomas.

SOURCE: Hero Complex