I fucking love Christopher Nolan. After weeks of speculating, rumor mongering, questioning and pondering, we finally know who Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard will be portraying in The Dark Knight Rises. And the internet was completely fucking wrong.
No Talia al Ghul. No Alberto Falcone. Nope, nuh uh, nyet, nein, negative.
So here’s the truth, directly from the Warner Bros press release:
Cotillard will appear as Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham. Gordon-Levitt will play John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon.
So yeah. Not even close to what we expected/were guessing. And in a sudden, vicious blow to my geekery, I have absolutely no idea who either of those characters are. Which is kind of awesome.
Well played, Nolan. Well played indeed.