Liam Neeson talks 'Dark Knight Rises' appearance
March 28th, 2012
06:01 PM ET

Liam Neeson talks 'Dark Knight Rises' appearance

With July 20 bringing "The Dark Knight Rises," the final installment in the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale trilogy of "Batman" films, fans have wondered if Liam Neeson (whose Ra's al Ghul character was killed in "Batman Begins") would make another appearance. noted that the production notes for Neeson's next film, "Wrath of the Titans," included "Dark Knight Rises" as one of his upcoming projects.

CNN recently spoke with Neeson at the press junket for "Wrath of the Titans" to clear this up, and to see what Neeson knows about the film, which has been shrouded in mystery.

"I think so," he said. "I have no idea what the story is about. Nothing. Nothing. Seriously, I'm not sure if I'm still in it. It's a cameo – let's put it that way – if it still survives.”

As far as Warner Bros., the studio behind both "Wrath" and "Dark Knight Rises," is concerned, Neeson will definitely be in the long-awaited threequel. (Warner Bros. Pictures, is, by the way, owned by Time Warner, which owns CNN.)

Ra's al Ghul, as fans of the "Batman" comics and animated series will tell you, is a villain who discovered something of a fountain of youth, and is over 600 years old.

Did Ra's survive the end of "Batman Begins"? One thing we do know: his daughter Talia will be played by young actress Joey King. Beyond that, we'll find out in July.

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  5. danielwalldammit

    he would be an interesting addition to a batman flick. Curious to see how it works.

    April 17, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nick

    This movie will break all sorts of movies. It already is almost impossible to find the trailers.

    April 2, 2012 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  7. Nick

    Im curious to see how Nolan fits in Ra's al Ghul into this film next to other villains.

    March 30, 2012 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |
  8. Phoenix

    Damian has demonstrated to have highly advanced engineering skills, as he was able to complete his father's plans of building a flying Batmobile, the construction of which Alfred described as "being an endless source of frustration to (Damian's) father". Damian is also a capable businessman despite his young age, and involved with Wayne Enterprises and its board members.

    March 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rick From L.A

    Ras is semi immortal in that he can be brought back to life if tossed into something he calls a Lazarus pit. My money is Liam playing Ras in flashbacks for Talia. The comic Ras pushed Talia to become the betrothed of the batman to make him his heir even though the batman defeated Ras on every occasion.

    In the comics Talia's and Bruce Wayne do love eachother and do have a child (Damian Wayne) which bruce isn't aware of initially however he later becomes the final robin before the DC Comics reboot. Even though Ras kept getting defeated by batman he sees in batman the perfect succesor.

    March 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. MoneybagsMcGillicuddy


    March 29, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  11. MarcSK

    Well, Ghul is basically immortal in the comics. But he'll probably have an unimportant role in the movie...

    March 29, 2012 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  12. Chris

    liam neeson is new chuck norris he's jus that badass

    March 28, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Laurence Ringo

    Frankly,I don't care who plays what in the movie;I certainly hope they do Liam Neeson justice if he's cast.He is easily one of the coolest actors in all of Hollywood,in my humble estimation;I'd watch dude in practically anything! Liam Neeson rocks!!!

    March 28, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Alex Hardy

    To answer all the rhetorical questions so far: anyone can judge any movie at any time for any reason. The stick is up as far as its owner wants it to be. Joseph Gordon Levitt better not be Nightwing or Robin; as for Joshua Gordon Levitt, i don't care who he is, whoever he is.

    March 28, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. rivers

    @another john

    How deep is that stick lodged up in there?

    March 28, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  16. joesix

    Marion Cottiliard will be Talia al Ghul and Joshua Gordon Levitt will be Nightwing. Hopefully.

    March 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex Hardy

      Marion Cottiliard will not be Talia al Ghul, Marion Cotillard will be.

      March 28, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  17. John

    The Dark Knight Rises will be sensational and easily the best of the summer... if not the year.

    March 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Another John

      It's funny how some people automatically call an unseen movie "sensational" and "easily the best of the summer... if not the year" while others will guarantee that a movie totally bombs. All without seeing more than a trailer, sometimes not even that much. can't we just wait until a movie starts its run before judging it?

      March 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • goob

      or ever

      March 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |

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