Actor says he was moved to tears watching Michael Caine portray caped crusader's butler Alfred

Gary Oldman has promised Batman fans that they will be blown away by the ’emotional’ scenes in The Dark Knight Rises.

Oldman, who plays Commissioner Jim Gordon in the current run of movies directed by Christopher Nolan, told an audience at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York that his favourite scene in the forthcoming flick was a tear-jerker featuring Michael Caine, who plays Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred.

“There’s an emotional scene coming up in the next Batman, which I am obviously, absolutely sworn to secrecy about… They would kill me. Well, I’d do the press junket and then they’d kill me,” he said, according to Collider, before adding:

Watching Michael Caine work, as Alfred, was a great lesson for me. Just focus, concentration. He had this emotional scene. I’m kidding you not. It was tears and the whole thing.

In December last year, Oldman hinted that there could be more movies in the Batman series even though The Dark Knight Rises has been billed as the conclusion of the story, but claimed he was unlikely to appear in them.

The Dark Knight Rises, which takes place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, is released in cinemas on July 20, 2012 and will star Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.

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