Joseph Gordon-Levitt Confirmed for Alberto Falcone in The Dark Knight Rises


When Christopher Nolan said “The Dark Knight Rises” was going to be his final Batman movie, he wasn’t playing around. The director has stuffed the cast full of his favorite actors, and this confirmation that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has officially joined the cast seems to be more proof that he’s come full circle in terms of storyline.

Gordon-Levitt, another “Inception” castmember to join Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” (joining Tom Hardy and Marion Cotillard), will be playing Alberto Falcone, son of the late Carmine Falcone, the mafia boss played by Tom Wilkinson in “Batman Begins”. Bringing the Falcone bloodline back is yet another “coming full circle” for Nolan, especially with rumors that the League of Shadows, the main villains of “Begins”, will also be back.

Here’s the younger comic book Falcone’s bio:

Born to Gotham City crime lord Carmine Falcone and his wife Louisa on February 14, Alberto Falcone was an outcast in his family of mobsters, a nonexistent part of the family business. His father supported his older siblings Mario and Sofia Gigante involvement in the “business” which created a pathological jealousy. He fought his way up on a scholarship to Harvard University and later went onto Oxford. Alberto Falcone was always eager to follow his father’s footsteps and offered his service, but Carmine Falcone refused to let his son get involved in his “business,” apparently wishing for Alberto Falcone to live a normal life. It is suggested that, contrary to Carmine’s open feelings, Alberto may have truly been his favorite child. However, Alberto Falcone had other plans.

Also rumored for a role in “The Dark Knight Rises”: Juno Temple as “a street-smart Gotham girl”. I guess that’s better than a “dumb as dirt Gotham girl”, am I right, kids? Ahem.

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  • Juggernaut

    I had a feeling that of all of the rumors swirling around about Gordon-Levitt’s role, this was the most likely. I’m curious to see whether or not Nolan wil be doing the Holiday Killer angle or not. I’m also intrigued as to who the street smart gotham girl will be since that was kind of what Selina Kyle’s deal was in Batman: Year One.(?) Either way this will be legendary!

    • Dedpool

      As did I and it made the most sense. I can’t wait cause he’s gonna rock the part. I really like JGL.

  • ulik

    Well…..I guess I probably wrong about Falcone being in this and not being a strong enough character. Either way I’m excited about this movie.