A while back news broke that Inception star Tom Hardy had been cast in The Dark Knight Rises. Since then people have wondered what role he would play. We’ve heard everything from him playing a gotham cop to even playing the Riddler, but of course we know that’s not the case (Chris Nolan said the the riddle man is not in the picture). So who is he? An interesting rumor from batman-news.com may have the scoop. Being that we’ve reported on every single other single casting rumor, why stop here. Again the following quote should be taken with a grain of salt. It’s nothing more than speculation from an anonymous source.
In the comics, Strange is a genius, mad scientist who becomes obsessed with Batman, learns his secret identity and ends up dressing up like him. In Nolan’s Gotham, he likes to keep villains slightly more grounded in reality. So, while I remain skepitcal Strange certainly plays into Nolan’s Universe.
Personally, I think Strange would be a great secondary or sub-plot villain threat, much in the way Eric Robert’s mobster (Falcone) was in the Dark Knight.
What do you think of Tom Hardy playing Dr. Strange in The Dark Knight Rises? Does it work?