Total Film magazine will publish an interview with “The Dark Knight Rises” producer and wife of director Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas.  In this latest issue, she will shed some light on the new characters in “The Dark Knight” saga.  More specifically, Thomas will elaborate on the characters Bane and Catwoman.

Discussing actor Tom Hardy’s character of Bane, Thomas had this to say.

“Tom made a massive physical transformation for the role…It really is an intense performance. He finally feels like a match for Batman – both physically and mentally. Christian Bale and Tom Hardy are both such fiercely committed actors that pitching them as adversaries works incredibly well – they have such a great chemistry on camera.”

Thomas also alluded to Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman role.

“It’s completely new, and it’s a really interesting role. You never quite know where you are with her.”
For more from Emma Thomas onThe Dark Knight Rises,” get the new issue of Total Film magazine, which hits newsstands on Thursday, February 16th.

“The Dark Knight Rises” will be released on July 20th, 2012.  The film will star Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Josh Stewart, Nestor Carbonell, Alon Abutbul, Liam Neeson, Matthew Modine, Tom Conti, Joey King, Christopher Judge, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Rob Brown, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, and Emma Thomas are producing. Christopher and Jonathan Nolan wrote the screenplay, from a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer.  Christopher Nolan directs.

Sources: totalfilms.com, IMDb