Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Role Revealed

Weeks ago, we learned that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be reteaming with Inception director Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight Rises, but the specifics of his role remained unclear. After reports that the Golden Globe-nominated actor would be playing Alberto Falcone—son of Gotham crime boss Carmine Falcone—were proven false, Batfans were left scratching their heads. Which villain would Gordon-Levitt play? The Mad Hatter? The Riddler? Calendar Man?

Well, the reality is nowhere near as exciting as any of those suggestions (hey, I like Calendar Man). As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Gordon-Levitt has been cast as John Blake, described by Warner Bros. as “a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon [played by Gary Oldman].”

Pedestrian? Sure. But with Gordon-Levitt’s fellow Inception alum Tom Hardy playing Bane and Anne Hathaway stepping into the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman, the movie’s full of iconic baddies as is. Also, it’s great seeing big-name actors playing these smaller roles.

Speaking of smaller roles, Oscar winner Marion Cotillard—yet another of Nolan’s returning Inception cast members—will play Miranda Tate, “a Wayne Industries board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne [played by Christian Bale] resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham.”

Interesting. For more on this story, click here.

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