After months of speculation, second guesses, and wild assumptions of whether or not Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard were going to appear in Christopher Nolan's next Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises", Warner Bros. has finally released an official press, which was also posted in movie news blog sites like Slash Film, that confirms both Inception stars' appearance in the film, once again working together with Nolan as he starts work on the next saga that chronicles Bruce Wayne's one man war against crime.
However, the press release also debunks longstanding rumors that JGL was going to play Alberto Falcone and Marion Cotillard was Talia Al Ghul. Instead, Gordon-Levitt will play John Blake, a Gotham City Beat Cop assigned to special duty under the command of Police Commissioner James Gordon (played by Gary Oldman), while Cotillard plays Miranda Tate, a board member of Wayne Enterprises who is eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne (played by Christian Bale) resume his father's philanthropic activities for Gotham City. Filming for the new sequel is expected to begin next month, so adding these two together with fellow Inception star Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, and the rest of the returning Batman cast, and you've got one heck of a Bat-sequel to look forward to. For more info, read the official press release via the source post at Slash Film.
The Dark Knight Rises will be released on theaters on July 20, 2012!
*Originally posted by Timzster in The Crusader's Realm