By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto
Christopher Nolan must have enjoyed working with the cast of “Inception,” as he is bringing back two of the film’s major stars for his next project, the much-anticipated can-it-possibly-be-as-good-as-we-all-want-it-to-be “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Although it has been reported for some time now that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard could be joining the film, Deadline now confirms that they have indeed been cast. Thankfully, we’ve also got some details about their characters.
While fanboy speculation led us to believe that Cotillard would take on the role of Talia al Ghul, the daughter of the villain from “Batman Begins,” it seems that she will in fact be playing the part of a Wayne Enterprises employee who wants Bruce Wayne to follow in his father’s philanthropic footsteps.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, on the other hand, will not be playing the The Riddler—sorry, guys—but will rather be portraying a Gotham cop working with Commissioner Gordon. With a fairly high-profile actor in this role, we can only wonder what might be in store for this character.
While any performance in this film will undoubtedly be compared to Heath Ledger’s brilliant work as The Joker in “The Dark Knight,” it must be acknowledged that Nolan has assembled an impressive ensemble cast for the final chapter of his Batman trilogy. With “The Hobbit” as its only competition in the realm of highly-anticipated genre films (aka “the movies us geeks really, really want to see”), “The Dark Knight Rises” has a lot to live up to. Thankfully, with this kind of talent involved, we can suspect that the movie will end up delivering the goods. Sure, other trilogy-cappers in this genre—“X-Men: The Last Stand,” “Spider-Man 3”—have disappointed, but we’re still confident that someone can finally break the curse.