Behind the Scenes for Batman Begins
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Warner Bros
It is time to go behind the scenes of Batman
Begins, thanks to Moviefone's special 'Inside the Bat
Cave.' Discover what makes Batman tick, and the benefits of overhauling
the entire saga. Hopefully, for all of you that have never heard of Christian
Bale, you will see why he was the perfect candidate to play the dark knight.
Christian Bale as Batman
Go Behind Batman Begins
Thanks to Moviefone's 'Inside the Bat Cave,' we can take a further look
into what we can expect with the latest film for the Batman saga.
All kiddin aside, I do believe that this film should easily be comparable
to the original; therefore making Batman Begins the first or second
best film in the entire saga to date.
Here is a snippet of what is revealed about Batman Begins:
Don't let the pointy ears fool you: This isn't 'Batman Again.' Batman
Begins is directed an co-written by indie auteur Christopher Nolan.
What's an art-house boy doing in a franchise film like this? "Chris always
wanted to make big movies, with lots of spectacle," says Nolan's producer
and wife, Emma Thomas. "He wants to make a film that kids will see now and
remember why they're older... those were the films that made him want to
be a filmmaker."
Bale started shooting Batman Begins just a few months after
dropping to 130 pounds for a role in 'The Machinist.' That left the 6'2"
actor too scrawny to play a muscle-bound superhero. So he began a new dietary
regime: "eating like crazy. I went too far," says Bale, who gained back
an extra 40 pounds on top of the 60 he'd lost initially. "Chris Nolan said,
'You look like a grizzly bear." Ultimately, Bale managed to steer himself
back to a sleek-but-still-muscular physique.
Be a Mentor
Nolan cites 'Batman: Year One,' the Frank Miller/David Mazzucchelli tale
of Batman's early days, as a major influence on the movie. Still, Nolan
and co-scriptwriter David S. Goyer haven't stuck too closely to any one
comic book. For one thing, they've given a promotion to Bruce Wayne's mentor
Henri Ducard, who's a fairly obscure character in the DC Comics universe
but who here is played by Oscar nominee Liam Neeson.
Gary Oldman will play as Commissioner Gordon. Actually, "Commissioner" Gordon
isn't in Batman Begins; he's a sergeant and he's the guy
who asks Batman to explain things so audiences know what's going on. "As
smart as Gordon is, he's... a little behind." explains Oldman. Not that
he's complaining: "It's the first time I've played a cop. It's nice to be
a good guy... I'd normally be the guy Batman's after."
Actually, Gary Oldman did play a crooked cop, DEA, in The Professional
[guess he forgot]. To check out all the behind the scenes for Batman
Begins, plus photos, head over to MovieFone.
For the trailers, clips, stills, and synopsis, go to the Batman
Begins Movie Page
Sources: Image property of Warner Bros
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