The speculation that Marion Cotillard is secretly playing daughter of Ra’s Al Ghul, Talia in The Dark Knight Rises has been going strong ever since she was cast. Once we learned Josh Pence had been cast as a younger Ra’s and Joey King would be playing a young Talia Al Ghul it seemed all the more likely. Then it was confirmed Liam Neeson would indeed be reprising the role of Ra’s in what we suspect is nothing more than a cameo. Add in some suspicious looking set photos that put her in scenes with Bane and his Tumblers and you’ve got almost all signs pointing to yes, Marion Cotillard would appear as Talia Al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises.
Nope, wrong! At least according to Ms. Cotillard when she recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter. In that interview she revealed that Miranda Tate is,
…an ecologically minded businesswoman who “is fascinated by Wayne Enterprises. They go through difficulties, and she wants to help provide the world clean energies. She’s a good guy.” But does she stay that way? “Yes,” she insists.”
She also stated she plays “a very, very small role,” in the movie and again, insists, she is NOT playing Talia Al Ghul.
I don’t know, guys, an ecologically minded businesswoman fascinated by Wayne Enterprises? It sounds like the perfect cover for the daughter of the demon. Would you call shenanigans? Are Cotillard and Christopher Nolan just trying to misdirect us away from what we’ve already guessed?
Batman : The Dark Knigh Rises is pushing pretty hard on the PR leaks. This is no mistake, they want to build up the hype for the last movie of the Nolan Batman series. So, let’s get started with the character that has been getting the most buzz recently, Catwoman.
After an interestingly confrontational interview with MTV on the negative/positive feedback from the outfit reveal, a source gives the Daily Mail a positive appeal to fans that this new Catwoman’s will be the sexiest we’ve ever seen. Here an excerpt of their report:
“…Meanwhile, Anne, who changed into a pale yellow dress for the film’s[One Day] after-party, is taking the transformation into Catwoman pretty seriously. The actress, who follows both Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, is said to have been putting in some intense preparation for the role. A source told the Mail: ‘Anne is working out five days a week. She’s taking it very seriously and wants her body in tip-top condition. ‘Secretly she hopes to upstage Halle Berry, who last played Catwoman. She’s doing dance classes, weight-training and cardio – she wants to be the sexiest Catwoman ever.”
To just put in my two cents, I think that with the current footage released of the stunt double in action, it won’t be hard for Hathaway to beat Halle Berry , ‘cause no offense, but Halle Berry was just a woman in a bondage outfit. I always call that Catwoman rendition, “She who shall not be named.” Secondly, if you notice they do not mention her outshining Michelle Pheifer. (hehe ‘cause she can’t) Anyways, below is some youtube footage of the stunt double in action, along with some clearer shots of the outfit. No offense Hathaway, but it’s just a rip off of Marvel’s Black Widow outfit…you can’t see any surprise hiding in that material.