Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard’s Dark Knight Rises Roles Officially Revealed

Remember all those guesses everyone was indulging in, and some sites even had “exclusive” confirmations on? Well as it turns out, they’re all wrong. As in, ALL OF THEM. Mark this date on your calender, kids, because I’m almost 100% sure this is the first time that this has happened.

Anyways, so if Marion Cotillard isn’t playing Talia Al Ghul and Joseph Gordon-Levitt isn’t playing Alberto Falcone, who are they playing? Glad you asked. Warner Bros. just put out a press release making their roles official:

Gordon-Levitt will be playing “John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon.”

Cotillard, meanwhile, will be playing “Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham.”

Of course, none of this means Cotillard won’t eventually be revealed as, say, Talia Al Ghul. Surely, deceit runs in the family. Likewise, nothing says Gordon-Levitt’s “John Blake” won’t turn out to be Alberto Falcone in disguise.

I’m just saying. Then again, with Tom Hardy already playing Bane and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, maybe Batman (a returning Christian Bale) doesn’t need more villains? But one villain and one sorta-villainess? I suppose that’s entirely possible. But if that’s the case, then why was Josh Pence recently cast as a “young Ras Al Ghul”?

Christopher Nolan directs, with “The Dark Knight Rises” set for 2012.



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  • Lexavi80

    I’m happy with the announcement.

    I did thought including more villains to the salad might be nocive.

    Joe Levitt playing a coop… great!!!.
    Marion playing a hot executive… magnificent!.

    Yup, I’m more than ok with this.

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

    Actually your speculations jibe with mine after reading the new info. I was thinking eaxctly the same thing. What better way for the black sheep of the family who was supposed to avoid a criminal life to go unnoticed than as a cop. And what better way to get close for revenge than to work for the person.

    That fan poster is awesome too!

    • Juggernaut

      That poster is pretty cool. I actually saw this and a few others the other day while looking for pics of TDKR. This one was one of my favorites of the bunch. There was a really cool one with Guy Pearce with a puzzle piece theme and another one that had a black skull, I can only assume it was an allusion to Black Mask, with the bottom of the skull replaced with the bat symbol.

  • Lexavi80

    Agree!. The poster made me jump.

    And your right. I did speculate when JGL was announce to play someone and I wanted to be Dick Grayson, but when they started with Riddler and Holyday and other villains I though “too many villains at it is”. Make him a cop… and they did!!!.

  • Juggernaut

    I have to admit this is a little anti climactic. I’ll take it. It is after all a Nolan film. I’m sure that it will be amazing, It’s just that after all of the speculation and secrecy I was expecting nothing short of Talia and maybe Riddler or Grayson or Holiday or Hush or someone?!?!? I know that there is still a chance that Cottilard and Levitt will be pulling double duty I’m just bummed that they may only be stuck in these lack luster roles. Especially since they aren’t even known characters in the Batman comics.

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

      Hey now, Agent Coulsen in the Marvel movies was made up and he’s pretty cool. Renee Montoya and Harley Quinn were both original characters for the cartoon and they’ve become huge. So who knows what we’ll get from these roles. The thing is much like when Neeson was announced as Al Ghul and then switched we could have as you said, double duty.

      Sent on the go.

      • Juggernaut

        Hopefully they make these roles realy cool. And yeah, the Ducard being Ras was a great swerve!

  • Ulik

    Nolan wouldn’t use these two actors for bit roles or made up characters. Collitard IS Talia. Levitt is another major player but the question is who”?”

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

      Most likely and logically Falcone as was originally announced.

      Sent on the go.

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

      Most likely and logically Falcone as was originally announced.

      Sent on the go.

    • Lexavi80

      If that’s the case and Joe Levitt is another major player, I hope is not a bad guy.

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

        There are criminals and there are villains. Alberto Falcone will most likely be a criminal, but not a villain. Meaning Batman is a thorn in the side of his his business but not his obsession or main target.
        Sent on the go.