So Warner Brothers put out a press release today for the upcoming Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. This movie has been fertile ground for the Internet rumor mill and Joseph Gorden-Levitt was that waiter that comes to your table with that over sized pepper mill, “Pepper, Sir?” I prefer the Parmesan cheese guy myself, I can grind my own pepper, but I have trouble with that cheese.
So all those theories and rumors and supposed insider information, which had JGL playing anyone from Black Mask to Alberto Falcone? All I have to say is damn internet and it’s stupid lies.
The full press release is below, but the gist is that Gordon Levitt is playing a here before unknown cop that works with Commissioner Gordon, and Marion Cotillard (Long thought to play Talia al Ghul) is playing Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member, another movie created role.
I am gonna cough now, (COUGH, COUGH) and mutter bullshit under my breath. I think this whole thing is just a big “screw you” to the Internet rumor mill. Christopher Nolan has gone to some pretty long lengths on security on the movie plot, characters, shooting schedule. I wouldn’t put it past him to just trying to Houdini us all before the actual movie hits the screens. This is his last hurrah at the Batman mythos and with his attention to detail I just can’t see him creating new characters after going to such lengths not to in the first two movies.
Warner Brothers Press Release:
MARION COTILLARD AND JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT CAST IN CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES”
BURBANK, CA, April 19, 2011 – Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have joined the cast of “The Dark Knight Rises,” the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend.
Cotillard will appear as Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham. Gordon-Levitt will play John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon.
The film reunites the actors with Christopher Nolan, who recently directed them in the award-winning blockbuster “Inception.”
The director stated, “When you collaborate with people as talented as Marion and Joe, it comes as no surprise that you would want to repeat the experience. I immediately thought of them for the roles of Miranda and Blake, and I am looking forward to working with both of them again.”
Heading the cast of “The Dark Knight Rises,” Christian Bale stars as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The main cast also includes Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle and Tom Hardy as Bane.
Nolan will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan, from a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Christopher Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven.
“The Dark Knight Rises” is slated for release on July 20, 2012. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.