All the Ladies Want to Date/Kill Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises

One thing seems certain now: Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises”, his third and (most likely) final Batman movie, will feature two notable ladies in Bruce Wayne’s life, one of whom will be Talia, the daughter of Ra’s Al Ghul, the villain of the first film played by Liam Neeson. It would make perfect sense to bring the franchise back all around to the first movie if this is truly Nolan’s last Batman film.

According to Heat Vision, Nolan and company are currently looking for actresses to fill two slots — Talia (animated, below), and another female character. The ladies who will be playing them may end up being one of these five lasses: Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Kate Mara and Charlotte Riley, all of whom are scheduled to test for the roles. Hollywood’s current go-to British gal Gemma Arterton is also said to be in the running, though how seriously she’s being considered isn’t clear, since she seems to have plenty going on, including the co-lead in Tommy Wirkola’s “Hansel and Gretel” re-imagining alongside Jeremy Renner.

Heat Vision also discounts a previous report that Eva Green and Naomi Watts have been cast in the film.

Whoever ends up with whatever role, “The Dark Knight Rises” is looking at a May start date, with shooting in London and Los Angeles.



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Woulda loved Rachel Weis or Kate beckinsale as Talia, but out of these choicses I’d have to say gemma Arterton or Keira Knightley, with Hathaway as my last choice. I like the idea that the franchise/trilogy has come full circle starting with Al Ghul and ending with Talia.

    • Juggernaut

      Last night I got all exited because I thought that Naomi Watts and Eva Green were in as Vicki Vale and Talia Al Ghul respectively. While Rachel Weisz was my first pick for Talia and i hadn’t thought about Vale since she wasn’t mentioned before this. I’d go with the same line of succession as you. I don’t see Hathaway as Talia at all. She is very talented and pretty I just think that she lacks the mystique needed for the role. Knightley is a too frail in my opinion. I’ve only seen Arteron in a few small roles but she has that mysterious, sexy quality about her. I don’t know if the cockney accent she has in the roles that I’ve seen her in is hers or just for those roles though. She would have to tone that down for this role.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Agreed 100%

        • Ulik

          Hey Dedpool and Juggernaut hit me with your emails again. Mine is nyjelfiel@yahoo.com

          • Juggernaut

            I just shot you an email with my info.

      • Ulik

        @Juggernaut, Yeah I mean Knightley shouldn’t even be considered she is way too short and frail. LOL!

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          Agreed! But since she’s on the list I just put her in the order I’d prefer.

  • Ulik

    So NIX, it IS official that Talia’s in?

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      According to Heat Vision’s sources, that is an affirmative. Heat Vision, like Deadline, are so plugged into the industry it’s ridiculous.

      • Ulik

        @Nix OH SH*T!

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    From what i’ve read the it’s Talia and Vicki Vale. Not Catwoman. Although a Nolanized Catwoman would be pretty cool, and would keep her as a theif, and still play up her altruistic side, and make the relationship with Batman all the more complex, as he knows he should be capturing her but she keeps helping him, just long enough for her to escape.

  • http://twitter.com/baleheadbr1978 Juli

    People,please…Catwoman will NOT be in TDKR!
    Forget her!
    Eva Green as Talia,pleeeeeease!

  • http://twitter.com/baleheadbr1978 Juli

    People,please…Catwoman will NOT be in TDKR!
    Forget her!
    Eva Green as Talia,pleeeeeease!