I love Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies. Not only are the films themselves brilliant, but the fascinating process of information dissemination leading up to them is almost equally fascinating. I get the distinct feeling that Nolan loves to screw with his audiences, and it’s hard to take any of the rumors that leak out in the early phases seriously. That said, these ones are actually both interesting and logically believable.
The fellows at Badass Digest are claiming to have a source who’s leaking plot details the way the Titanic leaked water. That said, they are unconfirmed rumors, but worthy discussion points nonetheless. They’ve got a pile of potential plot points that fit within the framework of the existing universe, and would be verrrry intriguing. Among them:
Anne Hathaway will indeed be playing Catwoman, not just Selina Kyle. This was pretty much a no-brainer anyway — this is likely the final film in Nolan’s series, so it’s unlikely he would bother with the character if he wasn’t going to give her a full character arc.
One of the big villains — or group of villains, as it were — will be the League Of Shadows, which was the clan of ninja that Bruce Wayne trained with (and ultimately betrayed) in the original.
Which leads to the next logical rumor — that Talia Al’Ghul will feature in the film. For those who haven’t read the comics, she’s the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul (played by Liam Neeson in Batman Begins) and an occasional love interest of Batman’s, which would create an interesting dynamic considering the presence of Catwoman (although Bleeding Cool’s source claims that Talia’s love interest would be Bane — played by Tom Hardy).
No word on what Joseph Gordon Levitt’s role would be, nor that of Marion Cotillard.
Of course, take this all with a Gibraltar-sized grain of salt. But it does present some intriguing possibilities.