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Dark Knight Rises Adds Another Name
But who is it?

16 June 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Hitfix

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Dark Knight Rises Adds Another Name

Potential spoiler alert! Even though Christopher Nolan is looking to keep the secrets of The Dark Knight Rises locked down as tightly as he can, with the film now shooting out and about around the world, things are starting to leak. One such element broke free of the Bat-Security Web last night, with a particular piece of casting revealed when the person involved showed up on the London set. To preserve the mystery, we won’t say who for a couple of paragraphs, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, do not click the link below and leave the page now.

The Dark Knight Rises already features the likes of Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Tom Hardy, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And while the plot is still a guarded secret, we do know that Hardy is playing the villainous Bane and that Hathaway is on board as Selina Kyle/Catwoman.

But even more intriguing is The Social Network’s Pence, who is on to play a younger version of Ra’s Al Ghul, the crafty villain first seen in Nolan’s universe in Batman Begins. Liam Neeson played him then, and Hitfix got a tip that Neeson has been seen filming scenes for Rises.

Since Al Ghul seemingly died at the end of Begins, there’s no word on whether this is a flashback or whether he’s been resurrected. But the character is famous for having the Lazarus Pits, which have been used in both the comics and the cartoon series to bring him back. They’re a little more supernatural than the realistic tone Nolan and co have taken, but they’re not outside the realm of possibility and sets that look very much like the pits have been spotted before.

We’ll have to wait and see exactly what Neeson’s appearance means, but it’s definitely an intriguing conundrum to ponder…


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RE: Tom Cruise
L: burtbondy He is playing Vincent his character from Collateral. He was on the same train as Ghul when it blew up HIS.. More

Posted by The Sadistic Puffin at 11:02 on 17 June 2011 | Report This Post

The Dark Knight Rises My Blood Pressure
I cannot wait for this film to be released, I recently rewatched Batman Begins and The Dark Knight and I'm too darn excited to see the new (and last) installment in one of the best movie franchises More

Posted by Charlotteknowsfilms at 18:47 on 16 June 2011 | Report This Post

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He is playing Vincent his character from Collateral. He was on the same train as Ghul when it blew up More

Posted by burtbondy at 17:17 on 16 June 2011 | Report This Post

Nolan's take might not fit with supernatural elements but it definitely has no problem with the fantastical - I am pretty sure that there's no small blue tibetan flower with the power to induce waking nightmares - so why not have some pseudo-scientific take on the lazarus pits? It's a cocking comic book movie not a documentary. More

Posted by Dr Science at 15:42 on 16 June 2011 | Report This Post

Says who the pits will be magic? Ras could have survived somehow and is using the pits to pretend he has been resurected through supernatural means. You better believe it. Magic is as likely to feature in this movie as I am likely to direct a sequel to it (sadly) lol More

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You have 2 wonder if it may be something 2 do with his Daughter Talia. More

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