‘The Dark Knight Rises’: Christopher Nolan became emotional at the end of filming

Director also discusses his decision to use Bane as film's main villain

Christoper Nolan has revealed that he became emotional at the end of filming The Dark Knight Rises.

The forthcoming comic book blockbuster marks the end of Nolan‘s trilogy at the helm of the Batman series. And the British director has now confessed that he became teary as filming drew to a close.

He told the Los Angeles Times: “I tend not to become too emotional on the set, I find that doesn’t help me do my job. But you definitely get a little lump in your throat thinking that, ‘Okay, this is going to be the last time we’re going to be doing this’. It’s been quite a long journey.”


Meanwhile, the director discussed his decision to make Bane the central villain rather than better-known characters like The Riddler or The Penguin. He said: “I only knew him by name, I wasn’t familiar with his back story. He’s a good character. And getting an actor like Tom Hardy to take it on, you know you’re going to get something very special.”

Bale will appear alongside anti-heroine Catwoman, played by Anne Hathaway, while Christian Bale reprises his role as Batman.

The Dark Knight Rises opens in cinemas on July 20, 2012. You can watch the trailer at the top of the page.