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The Dark Knight Rises (2012): Matthew Modine Can't Relate To Thor and The Avengers

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Mon, 06/11/2012 - 15:48

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1958:]]We are almost a month away from the debut of Christopher Nolan's last Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, and we hear from Matthew Modine who takes some jabs at rival Marvel Studios.

Modine spoke to CBR about the movies and mentions how relatable the two are, more so Batman than Thor.

"I think he's such an extraordinary character, Batman, because he's a human being. He's not a man with supernatural powers, he's not a mythological character -- he's just a man who's damaged, who's broken like so many people in the world...trying to do good," Modine told CBR.

Modine went on, jokingly adding, "You can't really relate to Thor, for instance! I like the story, but I don't relate to him -- I can't use his hammer!"

Modine then goes on to to discuss how Batman is just a man, perhaps offending half the comic book readers out there, perhaps not.

"I don't want to offend the [Marvel] people by saying that the Avengers are just mythological characters with magic powers, because I'd offend half of the people who buy comic books. But the thing that's extraordinary about Batman is that he's a man, he's not a superman. He's of this earth...he's broken and he's trying to repair himself," Modine said.

Still unknown is exactly what role Modine's character of Nixon will be playing in The Dark Knight Rises, as he tells CBR, ""I'm very excited to be a part of the film...if I told you any more, I'd be in violation of my non-disclosure agreement!" 

However, we have been filled in on some information which may reveal the true nature of Nixon (potential spoilers).

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra's al Ghul.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Dark Knight Rises Movie Hub for even more news, trailers and images.