Following weeks of whispers that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play the Riddler in "The Dark Knight Rises," director Christopher Nolan is finally giving a definitive answer.
Instead of the Riddler, Gordon-Levitt has actually been cast as a Gotham City cop, with his "Inception" co-star Marion Cotillard also signing on as an employee of Bruce Wayne's corporation.
According to a press release, Cotillard will play Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help Bruce Wayne resume his slain father’s philanthropic efforts in Gotham City.
Gordon-Levitt, meanwhile, will portray beat cop John Blake, who is assigned to special duty under Commissioner Gordon's command.
"When you collaborate with people as talented as Marion and Joe, it comes as no surprise that you would want to repeat the experience," says Nolan, who directed the actors in "Inception." "I immediately thought of them for the roles of Miranda and Blake, and I am looking forward to working with both of them again."
"The Dark Knight Rises," which stars Christian Bale as Batman, Anne Hathaway as Catwoman/Selina Kyle, and "Inception's" Tom Hardy as Bane, is slated for release on July 20, 2012.
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I would really like to see a new type of Riddler. I would really like to see Zach Galifianakis cast in the part, he has real acting chops – see the movie "It's Kind of a Funny Story" to see more of his range – he can handle the anger side of the part as well as the comedy. He would be a great Riddler!
Much better choice than was that suicidal phagot Heath Ledger.
I really wish everyone would stop running their mouths about replacing ledger as the joker. It is not going to happen just let it go. The joker is not in this movie. No point on wishing he was, he is not. Yes he did a great job. No one says that he sucked. Just be happy we are going to get a great portrayal of Bane in this film. And for all you hathaway haters, i have a feeling that catwoman will be a minor character. While i think she will have a part to play she will not be as much of a center piece as batman returns catwoman. We already have Talia and Bane. Rumors of Dr. Strange. Just relax and know Nolan will knock another one out of the park
Joseph Gordon-Levitte will be acting as the joker.
At least there is no Maggie Gylenhall....I'd rather stare at a bloody, warm dog turd for 3 hours than gaze upon her repulsive face again.
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I think they completely missed on casting Anne Hathaway. Based on the previous ones, Angelina Jolie would have been a better choice. Jolie is not one of my favorites, but she suits the part better.
Kate Hudson would be great in the part.
You're kidding right? Kate Hudson would be worse than Anne Hathaway.....
Not really a fan of Heath Ledger as the Joker...the character just wasn't right, too much was changed.
I'm one of those who believes that you shouldn't change what works, not too much at least. Ledger's character was dark and sinister, sociopathic for sure, but it still wasn't the Joker. Not flamboyant enough, too gruff and mumbly.
Some things just shouldn't be messed with. Imagine Darth Vader, cracking wise with street slang. Would that be a version of Star Wars that Star Wars fans would want to see? Or Lord of the Rings, redone so it's a story of gang warfare in New York...just wrong.
Ledgers character was dark and sinister because that's how they wrote the film...the dark knight was not meant to be a flamboyant, sunny, happy film. While it's true Ledgers joker was nothing like the original joker, he played the part he was given beautifully and matched the madness and darkness of the dark knight perfectly.
Yea but could you see the original Joker bashing a young Robins skull in with a crowbar? No. Thats the Joker they were going for. The more evil sinister dark Joker, so it fits
And your examples of lord of the rings and star wars....you are aware that the Dark Knight is not a remake of the original Batman right? But to answer your question, no that would make no sense....but your examples make no sense at all either...
Anne Hathaway? What a mistake. She is very annoying. Cotillard is the perfect catwoman; Nolan what are you thinking?
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I love the Dark Knight so much that I am afraid of being let down by this movie. I really want another Batman movie, but I just can't see how he could match or dare do better than the Dark Knight.
According to her recent tweets/fb posts, Eliza Dushku was cast as Catwoman.
yes, she has been cast as Catwoman. For Batman: Year One, an Animated Film.
Bg fan of JGL, great actor. Hopefully this character will have a pretty substantial role in the movie, otherwise, seems like a bit of a waste
I would have liked to see someone more classic that has never received any movie time instead of Bane. It would have been interesting to see someone like Nolan tackle the Croc or the Mad Hatter... perhaps the ventriloquist.
As I understand Bane is classic. He's an important villian that isn't a cheesy sidekick.
True, Marie, Bane is a stand alone villain. However, he was made in 1993. I love "Knights Fall" – but I am looking for an earlier time than the mid 90's. 80's or earlier is what I would like . :) Bane had some movie time in the movie "Batman and Robin" – He was done a huge injustice to what his character was in comics... but still got movie time. I want someone earlier who has never gotten any movie time, whatsoever.
Damn Shame I could see Gordon-Levitt as the Riddler.
I can see Gordon-Levitt as the Riddler, even if that's not his casting. Way back in the Michael Keaton days, there was the Robin Williams as the Riddler. Now, THAT would have been interesting.
Anne will be a great Cat Woman. She is HOT and FEARLESS.
Did anyone seriously think HL would play Joker as well as he did before he turned out that performance. I have more faith in Nolan than I do not have in Hathaway
They're just getting started on this? That movie should already be out.
HE'S A COP, YOU IDIOT!
Great cast up until Hathaway, I was looking forward to the movie until she was casted. I think Nolan just ruined his own movie.
What's next, the Batman Variety Hour? Will there be any singing and dancing in this one?
Fail, dude. We'd really like to see the Dark Knight discover an all-girl love-in with Batgirl, Catwoman & Poison Ivy! That would make his Baterang stand up!
Why isn't an American playing Batman...after all the fuss that American could absolutely never play Harry Potter?
JGL = WIN
Lol..slow night for trolling..
yeah.. anne hathaway?? god i hate her.. i don't even know why. I just don't find her very attractive at all.. that chick in the pic on the other hand.. marion.. pull the switcheroo and cast her as catwoman, she is bangin'
I believe in Nolan. He is going to make Bane really REALLY work, and realistically like he tries to do with this series of Batman. It's going to be creative and quite fitting. Very excited to see Tom Hardy as Bane.
Thought it was great when Nolan fired Katie Holmes. AND she was going to be killed off in the second film too! Brilliant. Hopefully Anne Hathaway won't be a Katie Holmes who brought the level of the first Batman down a notch.
I was excited for this one until I found out that Anne Hathway was in it – Nolan will still make it cool though and hopefully they will recast that role – Kate Beckinsdale would be awesome
Except that Kate Beckinsale isn't a good actress.
I liked the part AH played in 7 days 6,nights with Harrison Ford. (I think that's the name of the movie)She might to ok as catwoman.
Are you serious? That was Ann Heche.
Attention:Batman jumps shark!!!!!
The best Catwoman was Julie Newmar, hands down. Even with implants and pheremones, AH will never be that s3xy!
I am really excited for this movie. I do wish that Marion was Selina Kyle. I guess we'll see how Anne does when the movie comes out in 2012.
I'm starting to miss Joel Schumacher.
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I DON'T BELIEVE IT. NOT FOR A SECOND. YES, THEY ARE IN THE MOVIE,BUT THIS IS A DIVERSIONARY TACTIC BY NOLAN. HE IS KNOWN TO BE SECRETIVE AND ANAL WHEN IT COMES TO INFORMATION AND THIS TIME AROUND HE IS PROBABLY SICK OF ALL THE STUPID SPECULATION. I THINK SOME INFORMATION PREVIOUSLY LEAKED OR WAS SPOT ON, SO HE IS RELEASING BOGUS INFORMATION NOW. MARK MY WORDS, THESE CHARACTERS ARE BOGUS.
You do realize that nobody reads things that are typed in all caps, right? Get up to the 1990s, at least.
THE PROBLEM WITH WRITING IN ALL CAPITALS IS THAT IT IS AS IF THE WRITER IS SHOUTING AND IS VERY HARD TO READ. I think I made my point here, my second sentence is ever so much more than easy to read beacause you don't get a headache from reading it.
WATCH THE MOVIE LOVE & OTHER DRUGS. ANNE HATHAWAY IS ACTUALLY PRETTY HOT. AND SHE TAKES A POUNDING IN IT. I RECOMMEND IT
Was really hoping they would have done the Riddler in the last segment. He would have been perfect for the new raw and "realistic" approach they've been doing with the franchise. He could have been some kind of domestic terrorist or serial killer, kind of like Seven or something.
No Hathaway! she got no top shelf! the real Catwoman is S3xy!
Clearly you haven't seen Brokeback mountain. Girl drinks her whole milk for sure! She will be great!
Unfortunately, these are two very poor choices for villains, which is really going to hurt the success of the film. It will still do extremely well at the Box Office, but nowhere near what the numbers were for Dark Knight. I sense the public is tired of Catwoman, and Bane is still an unknown villain with the general public. I think the combination of The Riddler and The Penguin would have been a much better choice than these two.
That guy almost looks a bit like Ledger doesn't he? Smokescreen to bring back the Joker for a final showdown?
JGL is indeed a Heath Ledger doppleganger in the face (RIP), i just think there would be too much of an outcry if they even attempted to replace the late Ledger
Good. Heath Ledger killing himself with drugs should not in any way influence the future of the franchise or its iconic characters, most of which were around before Heath Ledger was even born. His performance was fine, but hardly so definitive that no-one else can play the character now.
If anyone has read Dennis O' Neils's Book, Batman-Knightfall...you would be just as pumped as I am to see that they are putting Bane in the story. They butchered him in the original batman with Clooney and if they make it right, I think it could easliy contend with the second film!
Keep everyone except Anne Hathaway. After the Princess Diaries, no way she can do Catwoman. Send her packin, get a real woman!
don't forget how wonderful she was in Ella Enchanted
put Cotillard in that catsuit!
Would love Marion in a cat suit! She's got cat eyes too, puuurrrfect!
Anne, I'm a lil tired of you. She'll probably play catwoman like she did in Get Smart when she played a spy (but obv bumping up the seriousness)
I seem to remember the majority of fans also thinking Ledger was a terrible choice for the Joker... before seeing actual clips and noting what an awesome job he did. Have some faith. Can get amazing results when you put an actor/actress in a role that is completely out of their usual comfort zone. She could do terrible, or it could be the Joker all over again (probably not). Either way, I think Nolan knows what he's doing.
Oh no way, Anne is going to be amazing and kiss some ass as Catwoman!!!!
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Well, that explains most of the comments on here....
there will be no Riddler...use IMDB if you want real movie news...
So is the Batman going to jump the shark?
He's not playing the riddlerstupid! He's playing a cop.
So when's the next Blunt Man and Chronic. I got lost.
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So who will play the riddler
Don't think there is a riddler in this one. Just catwoman and blane (yay Tom Hardy!!)
Levitt looks like Ledger in a way, I was hoping they would make him a candidate for the Joker... but then again there may not be another Joker as good as Ledger was. So, I would have to say this was a good choice to cast him as the Riddler.
Okay, so he was NOT cast as the riddler... stupid mistake by me there... wow okay then... their casting was stupid, not as stupid as my mistake but stupid nonetheless.
I've thought the same thing for a long time. Especially with the makeup, I think JGL could have taken over the role of the Joker easily, but c'est la vie.
I see the resemblance to Ledger too. They're wasting the opportunity to make a brother of joker revenge batman, or some other way to exploit the resemblance.
Good casting here, although I think she'd make a better cat woman than Hathaway, whom I can't stand. Levitt is great as the cool/straight man a la inception, not so good as the crazy villain, a la commander though. Can't wait for this one.
i agree, she should be catwoman
hathaway can be the employee- unless that means i see more of her in the film than cotillard
I second that! Marion for Catwoman!
So... what happened... did your balls drop off? :) RIPKL. Can one life really make a difference? .. absolutely. I would not try to reproduce the Joker, ever.
You never know. Not many people could see Heath Ledger playing The Joker but it turned out he did a bang up job.
the joker rules (heath ledger rest in peace)
i dont think it will be better than the dark knight...just my opinion
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