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February 23rd, 2019

Nolan Lines Up Six Actresses for Batman 3

Christopher Nolan, Batman 3

According to exclusive Deadline report, Christopher Nolan has already compiled a shortlist of actresses he’s going to meet to pick two female leads for “The Dark Knight Rises” – the third installment of the rebooted Batman saga. One of the girls will play Bruce Wayne’s (Christian Bale) special lady – he certainly needs one since Maggie Gylenhaal’s Rachel died in the previous movie, and the other one will play a villain – finally, as both “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Night” were rather male dominated on the evil side.

The lucky six chosen by Nolan are: Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Anne Athaway and Keira Knightley. As you can see, the choice is quite varied here – even the age range is pretty big. If I were to guess, I’d say Rachel Weisz makes a good match for Bruce – she’s a perfect intelligent beauty type and she’s about his age, while “Gossip Girl’s” Blake Lively could make a nice enemy for him – simply because she’s such a hot ticket right now, plus she’s a new fresh face, whose career suddenly jumped from TV to big screen (“The Town,” “Green Lantern”) in just one year.

Though who knows what combination mysterious Mr. Nolan may come up with in the end. But whoever he picks, he’d better hurry – the film is set for release on July 20, 2012.


  1. Jsmith

    Oh this is good! I am glad that he wants to cast well known actresses in these pivotal roles. However, I think that he should cast or look for an actress who hasn’t already been in a big screen adaptation like this. Blake Lively, Keira Knightly, and Natalie Portman have all been in big movie adaptations. I don’t think that Portman, Hathaway, or Knightly would be interested in doing the film because they are very selective with their film projects. Especially, since they have all had the chance to be in such big films.

    I think that Nolan should consider looking at Rebecca Hall and he should strongly consider Rachel Weisz, who has been MIA on the big-screen for a long time. I’m very excited to see how this all works out. Hopefully, we will know who will land the roles. I really hope they don’t cast any horrible unknown actresses. No way! Personally, I would prefer Rebecca Hall in the role and it would be nice to have someone like Eva Green or Vera Farmiga.

  2. Lxrleader

    Rachel Weisz Is Perfect For The Role As The Villain I Hope Nolan Picks Her And Calls It A Day Cause Shes An Excellent Pick.

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