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Gary Oldman on The Dark Knight Rises' "great story"

Gary Oldman has hinted at the epic scope of The Dark Knight Rises in an interview with MTV.

The actor said that he hasn't read the script, but he does know the story: "and it's great. It's a great, great story."

"You look at The Dark Knight and you think, y'know, 'How's he [Christopher Nolan] going to top it?' But I think he has."

When asked if he was was referring to the scope and 'finality' of the third part of Nolan's saga, Oldman responded: "The scope of it and also the way he brings it back to Batman Begins , and really what Bruce Wayne discovers about himself, what he learns about himself at the end of this one."

On Commissioner Jim Gordon's role in the movie, he offered: "I hear that it's a good role, but... I'll have to wait and see, won't I?"

Oldman also joked that he would be getting "married" to Tom Hardy ("2011 is the year of Gary and Tom"), as Rises will mark their third collaboration, following Tinker, Sailor, Soldier, Spy and The Wettest County in the World .

The Dark Knight Rises will start shooting in May, and it's set to open on 20 July 2012.