The Dark Knight Rises Adds Matthew Modine, Two More


Big week for Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises”. There was that official announcement of the start of production, then Tom Hardy as Bane was revealed.

Before the week’s out, Variety reports that Nolan has added three names to the cast, including Matthew Modine, who once played Private Joker in “Full Metal Jacket”. So yes, you can say Joker is back in Batman’s life, but that would be a cheap play on words, and I’m above that. Mostly.

Modine is playing a character named “Nixon”, but that’s pretty much all we know.

The other two new castmembers are Tom Conti (“The Tempest ) and 11-year-old actress Joey King, who was last seen in “Battle: Los Angeles” and “Ramona and Beezus”. Both pictured below. (Conti, er, is on the left.)

The newcomers join a cast that includes Christian Bale, back as Batman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata and Nestor Carbonell.

Nolan and his last Bat rises July 20, 2012.

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  • Ironfist fan# rogernator5000

    i hope joker isn’t back, I hope Bane is accompanied by the other villains such as black mask and maybe mr freeze

    • Juggernaut

      Modine in a double role would be cool. If he turned out to be Black Mask that would be cool. I seriously doubt that we’ll see Mr. Freeze. I see the young actress playing a young Selina in a flashback. Who knows who Conti will play. Can’t wait for more details.

  • Lexavi80

    What’s the deal with Black Mask?. I know is a cool villain but, man, there’s not even notions of him making the Nolanverse.

    Mr. Freeze is too unreal to appear in this movie.

    • Juggernaut

      I know that there is no official word of any other characters being added. However, I really think that Nolan is going to totally swerve the audience this time around and include another character that nobody saw coming. The most realistic or able to be re-invented for this series would be a short list. While he could do toned down versions of almost any of Batman’s rogues gallery the most likely to show up would be…

      Black Mask (He is a mafia boss. With the inclusion of the mob in both of Nolan’s previous Bat-Films he’d make the most sense)

      Hush (one of the coolest additions to the Bat Villain line-up, Hush is easily adaptable and plays to both sides of the Bruce’s personalities)

      Dr. Hugo Strange (when the speculation of his inclusion in the film was swirling he made the most sense from the stand point of where TDK left off)

      The Riddler (I know that Nolan has personally shot down this character but I feel that if he wanted to shock the audience with a surprise villain Nolan’s best bet would be to throw a gritty version of the iconic antagonist in the mix)

  • TomTeague1

    i really believe that the riddler should be in the next batman film maybe because the previous bat movies, the riddler and joker where my top 2 favourites ! :)