Did anyone else read that as “Jon Stewart joins…”. Yea, I did too when I first read it. I share your disappointment. So yea, Josh Stewart (The Collector) has joined the cast of Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises.
As you can expect, Stewart’s role has not be revealed, but I’m sure, given the the film is in the middle of shooting, it’s a minor one . He is one of the many newcomers to the franchise that include, Matthew Modine, Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Daniel Sunjata, Diego Klattenhoff and Burn Gorman. The film is currently in production and slated for release on July 20, 2012 from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. Stewart has starred in such films as David Fincher‘s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, but is best known for his TV roles. He has starred on such series as NBC’s Third Watch, Dirt and most recently, on ABC’s No Ordinary Family.
So, if you haven’t been keeping track, in addition to the names above we’ve we’ve got returning actors Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman; Michael Caine as Alfred; Gary Oldman as James Gordon; and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, with newcomers Tom Hardy as Bane; Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle; Juno Temple as a “street-smart Gotham girl;” Josh Pence as young Ra’s al Ghul; Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, “a Gotham City beat cop;” and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate.
Oh how my my anticipation RISES!