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

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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

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  • Juggernaut

    Best news I’ve heard about this movie in quite a bit. I really like the fact that Scarecrow has been in the other two and will once again appear. Although it seems that there is already quite a lot going on in this film I hope that they make some use of his character this time around. In ‘Begins’ his character was cool but under utilized. In ‘TDK’ he was only a breif cameo. This time I’d like to see him mix it up a little.

  • LionHeart

    Excellent. More Cillian, more Scarecrow, can’t go wrong.

  • Eagle Eye

    Cillian Murphy’s was one of those things that just made Batman Begins the epic movie it is, and in my opinion, more Epic than the Dark Knight…

  • http://www.facebook.com/andreajhendelacasa Andrea Dela Casa

    Murphy’s Sack- the horrid burlap sack Nolan puts over Cillian’s face in his movies (Batman, Inception)

    • Juggernaut

      I’d like to see him take the Scarecrow theme to the next level in this one. Maybe incorporate the hat and a costume of some kind.
      BTW- the picture at the top is awsesome! I didn’t realize what it was the first time. Very cool.