Director Christopher Nolan has finally responded to recent issue that some "The Dark Knight Rises" overzealous fans blasted critics who gave negative reviews on his Batman movie. Defending those fans, Nolan stated that the angry reaction was normal judging that the Caped Crusader is adored by many people and has "a huge appeal."
"I think the fans are very passionate about these characters the way a lot of people are very passionate," the English filmmaker told reporters while attending the London premiere of the film on Wednesday, July 18. "Batman's been around for over 70 years and there's a reason for that. He has a huge appeal, so I think you know people certainly respond to the character."
Nolan also took some time to reply Rush Limbaugh's recent comment on "The Dark Knight Rises". The conservative commentator recently grabbed the headline for claiming that the film's major villain, Bane, was a secret attack on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who is the co-founder of Bain Capital.
"I'm not sure how to address something that bizarre, to be honest," said the director. "I really don't have an answer for it, it's a very peculiar comment to make." Morgan Freeman chimed in, stating that Limbaugh's accusation was "ridiculous." The Lucius Fox depicter added, "Chris wrote a fictional story that didn't have any political thoughts in mind, so it's like art or something you know, it's all in the mind of the beholder."
Marking the third and final chapter of the Batman series from Nolan, "The Dark Knight Rises" sees Bane wreaking havoc in Gotham City. The masked terrorist forces the Caped Crusader to resurface eight years after taking the fall from the Harvey Dent case in "The Dark Knight". The DC Comics movie will hit theaters in the U.S. on July 20.