A Familiar Batman Foe May be Back for The Dark Knight Rises – SPOILERS

Batman's Rogues Gallery

According to the guys at Batman-News, a familiar face has been seen around the Los Angeles set of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises”. Of course, this doesn’t mean the character will be back, it could just mean the actor playing the character wanted to show up and say hi to Nolan. Or it could actually mean this villain will, once again, be back. So who is he?

Needless to say, don’t read on if you’re SPOILER-phobic.

POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW

Cillian Murphy as Jonathan Crane, aka The Scarecrow.

If The Scarecrow is indeed back, this would be the third movie for the villain, after a brief cameo at the beginning of “The Dark Knight”. I guess it makes sense, given that the Scarecrow has survived all his encounters with Batman, and he’s a slick and smart little devil so busting out of jail couldn’t be that hard for him.

“The Dark Knight Rises” stars Christian Bale as Batman, Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, and Tom Hardy as Bane. Also starring Michael Caine, Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, and Nestor Carbonell.

Rising July 20, 2012.

Cillian Murphy in Batman Begins (2005) Movie Image