If true, this certainly makes a whole lot of sense. Not only from a storyline perspective, but also from the POV of Christopher Nolan directing his last Batman film, or so he claims. (How big of a brink truck you got, Warner Bros.?) In any case, all the below should be considered as SPOILERS for the time being, since I suppose the official plot will come out soon enough. Until then, though, SPOILERS AHOY!
So, according to the boys at Badass Digest (a site run by Devin Faraci of CHUD, so the guy does have sources), Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” would see the return of …
The League of Shadows.
The site also reveals that Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle will indeed don the Catwoman suit, but that by the end of the movie she will cease to become a villain and will instead become something of an ally to the Cape Crusader. I smell love at first sight. Or lust. Or claws.
Since the League of Shadows is back, that means Talia Al Ghul will also show up as the movie’s main villain. Besides those cool ninja guys from the League, Talia (played by Marion Cotillard, perhaps?) will be bringing along her main henchman/possible love interest in Bane (Tom Hardy), as well as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who may or may not be playing The Black Mask.
Again, this makes perfect sense, if true. As Nolan’s last movie, bringing it all back to the League of Shadows and the Al Ghul bloodline is a nice cap to his run on the franchise.
What say you?