Another villain is added to an already overstuffed film. And you know what? I'm pefectly fine with that.
I know what you're thinking...We've done this before. Since Nolan began working on The Dark Knight Rises, rumors have been running rampant about what the plot will be, and how it will wrap up his trilogy. While this new information should also be treated as a rumor, it's got the distinct ring of common sense and plausibility that I think makes this worth posting up.
All right, finish the sentence: Batman and.....? It's okay to say what you're thinking; Robin. The two names go together and even non-comic book fans will easily recognize it. There's a reason they're popularly known as the 'dynamic duo'. Batman's sidekick has been essential to his character in a lot of ways throughout his decades in the comic book world. It's what completes the character of the the Dark Knight. So why in the Hell does no one want him in the movies?
[Update] It appears as though Catillard's representatives have confirmed that she is 'in talks' for a role in TDKR. No confirmation on what the role is, but we can at least elevate this above a rumor. [Update]
We've known for a while now that there will be two female leads in The Dark Knight Rises: a love interest and a villain. Since the casting of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle a few weeks ago, Bat-fans have been waiting for the other shoe to drop. That wait may be over; a French newspaper is reporting that Marion Cotillard has been cast in The Dark Knight Rises.
After much opining and pontificating, the internet finally has its answers in regards to the new characters and cast of The Dark Knight Rises: Anne Hathaway will be playing Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman), and Tom Hardy will be playing Bane.
As Chris Nolan goes on his press tour promoting the impending release of Inception on Blu-ray and DVD, news about his upcoming Bat-sequel is seeping through. While information is still relatively scant about The Dark Knight Rises, a holistic view of what we know about the project helps give shape to the most anticipated film of 2012.
I find that movie fans tend to be the most passionate (some will read crazy here) people in the world. We take our love of film to an entirely different level, which most movie-goers just don't understand. From massive collections (like my Star Wars one) to a religious like devotion to midnight showings, each fan expresses their passion in different ways. Hell, it's not uncommon for movie props to go for hundreds of thousands of dollars at auctions. All of that being said, some fans still like to take it further by designing and creating their own costumes, props, and even vehicles.