Morgan Freeman suggests a Batman spin-off starring Robin

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Morgan Freeman suggests a Batman spin-off starring Robin

Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises closed the trilogy that the visionary director voiced on Batman, which began in 2005 with Batman Begins and passed for the celebrated Dark Knight. The latter film went down in history as the best superhero film of all time, featuring the best villain of all time, Joker, played by Heath Ledger.

A curiosity about the film concerns Morgan Freeman, who plays Lucius Fox. The actor suggested a Batman spin-off starring Robin during a funny interview. Robin, as we understand at the end of the film, is Robin John Blake, a character created especially for the film.

Ledger's death, just before the film's release, increased the mystical halo around Dark Knight. A pity that the character was not present in Dark Knight Rises, with the movie villain, Bane, played very well by the amazing Tom Hardy.

Nolan explained that his approach doesn't involve characters like Robin or the Penguin. The first because it would not have found space in the universe created by this franchise, more radical and credible than that of the comic and the second because it would have been difficult to transpose into the context of the saga.

After the success of the Joker in The Dark Knight, the studio executives thought of the Riddler as the main antagonist for this new film, a character similar to the villain of the second film, encouraging the hiring of Leonardo DiCaprio.

Christopher Nolan's Batman the best set for Joker

However, Nolan wanted the antagonist to be totally different from what he has seen so far and therefore he decided to use Bane, due to the need to have a character with great physical strength within the film.

Nolan has denied the return of the Joker character, played in the previous film by the prematurely deceased Heath Ledger, asserting that he would not feel comfortable talking about it. Nolan drew inspiration from the comic book Batman: Bane's Revenge and the subsequent Batman: Knightfall story arc from 1993, the Batman: Return of the Dark Knight series, and Batman: No man's land from 1999.

Filming took place in the city as a Jodhpur, London, Nottingham, Glasgow, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, and Pittsburgh. Nolan used IMAX technology with 70mm cameras for much of the footage, including the first six minutes of the film, to optimize image quality.

As with The Dark Knight, the film was preceded by a major viral marketing campaign early in production. Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman reprise their roles as Alfred Pennyworth, James Gordon and Lucius Fox respectively.

Among the new characters are Selina Kyle (played by Anne Hathaway) and Bane (played by Tom Hardy). Eight years after the events of the last film, the ruthless revolutionary Bane forces an old Bruce Wayne to reprise his role as Batman to save Gotham City from nuclear destruction.