Wed. Dec 6th, 2023

One of many writers of Christopher Nolan’s Darkish Knight trilogy has revealed that studio bosses needed to forged Leonardo DiCaprio as a key villain.

READ MORE: Martin Scorsese’s Killers Of The Flower Moon: launch date, plot particulars, forged and every little thing we all know thus far

David S Goyer wrote the three Batman variations alongside Nolan. He’s now defined how, on the premier of The Darkish Knight, the pinnacle of Warner Bros studio put ahead the suggestion of DiCaprio as an actor to look in The Darkish Knight Rises.

Talking on the Glad Unhappy Confused podcast, Goyer stated the boss urged that DiCaprio ought to play The Riddler within the closing movie within the trilogy. Nonetheless, Goyer went on to say that the suggestion was shortly dismissed.

He defined: “We had all these pitches…I keep in mind at The Darkish Knight [premiere], the pinnacle of Warner Bros stated, ‘You gotta do the Riddler. Leo [DiCaprio] because the Riddler.’ That’s not the way in which we work – to not take something away from him.”

He defined that the themes of the movie written up would dictate ultimately the actors that may come to painting the characters and never the opposite means spherical. Finally, The Darkish Knight Rises went on to forged Tom Hardy within the function as Bane, whereas DiCaprio went on to work with Nolan in 2010s Inception.

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Elsewhere within the interview, Goyer went on to disclose how Jake Gyllenhaal was nearly forged within the Darkish Knight trilogy as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The function ultimately went to Christian Bale.

“We’d chat about all types of issues…There have been a lot of individuals who had screen-tested, and I had advocated for Gyllenhaal. I imply, Gyllenhaal is wonderful, Christian Bale is wonderful, so who is aware of what.”

He added that footage of Gyllenhaal auditioning for the function in full Batman costume additionally exists.

DiCaprio is about to subsequent seem in Martin Scorsese’s new western crime drama Killers Of The Flower Moon, which follows the FBI investigation right into a collection of Oklahoma murders within the Osage Nation.

Killers Of The Flower Moon premiered on the Cannes Movie Pageant earlier this yr, the place it obtained a nine-minute standing ovation.

Alongside DiCaprio and Gladstone, the movie stars Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser, John Lithgow and Tantoo Cardinal.

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