Well, just in case people weren’t excited enough about Christopher Nolan’s likely final Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, Variety reported over the weekend that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will indeed be playing a part in the trilogy’s concluding film.
More importantly, that part has now been revealed. Levitt will be playing Alberto Falcone, the son of mobster Carmine Falcone (played by Tom Wilkerson in Batman Begins), which leads to further speculation that Nolan will be drawing inspiration from The Long Halloween, one of the best Batman story arcs… pretty much ever. It makes sense, as Halloween features Catwoman (who’ll be played by Anne Hathaway) and Nolan has previously listed it as one of his favorite graphic novels.
In The Long Halloween, Gotham is plagued by a serial killer named “The Holiday Killer,” who is suspected to be Falcone. It’s a phenomenal story, and while I doubt we’ll get an outright adaptation, look for its general ideas to play a part. Warner Brothers hasn’t confirmed the role yet, but it’s pretty much a slam dunk at this point, which is outstanding news.
Also announced by Variety over the weekend is that Juno Temple (pictured below), who was absolutely amazing in the underseen Cracks, is being “eyed” for a part in the film, though what that part is remains unknown.
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