The Dark Knight Rises: Batman and Catwoman grace Entertainment Weekly cover, plus new interviews

Update 04/12/12: 6 new photos from inside the magazine

Christian Bale was on the cover of Entertainment Weekly back in January, and he’s back in a special April issue with Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. The Summer Movie Preview issue is on sale now and features some new interviews with director Christopher Nolan, Anne Hathaway, and Tom Hardy. Hardy even talks about all the criticism surrounding Bane’s voice in The Dark Knight Rises. Here are some excerpts from the Entertainment Weekly preview:

Christopher Nolan on Bane and Selina Kyle/Catwoman

[Bane] represents formidable physical strength, combined with absolute evil of intention. [Selina Kyle] has a very strong way of protecting herself and those she cares about, which implies an underlying darkness.

Tom Hardy on Bane and his voice

It’s a risk, because we could be laughed at — or it could be very fresh and exciting,” says Hardy, adding that the voice he developed was influenced by many factors, including a desire to honor the comic book character’s brains and Caribbean heritage. “The audience mustn’t be too concerned about the mumbly voice,” says Hardy. “As the film progresses, I think you’ll be able to tune to its setting.

Anne Hathaway on training for Catwoman

I had to physically transform,” says Hathaway, calling from London, where she’s currently shooting Les Misérables with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. “Chris sat me down at the beginning and said, ‘Joseph Gordon-Levitt did all of his own fighting in Inception. That one zero-gravity fight? He trained for two months.’ I basically left his office and went to the gym and just came out about five minutes ago.

Stay tuned to for all the latest from this issue of Entertainment Weekly. There are new photos inside the magazine, and I’m sure there’s some new info as well. For now, check out the full cover after the break.


SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly