I have been deliberately ignoring as much detail on the Dark Knight Rises as possible over the last few weeks but today an interesting tidbit caught my eye. It seem that Bane will not be the only villain to tangle with The Bat in the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.
In a press release the studio revealed that all the key players would be at the premiere in Europe and one unexpected cast member listed to appear was Cillian Murphy who played Dr Jonathon Crane aka The Scarecrow in the orginal Batman Begins.
This is an expected but pleasant surprise. Cillian Murphy is an incredibly talented actor and the Scarecrow is a great villain that has been under utilized and could add a great dynamic to the final Batman film. Whether it will be a big role or a small easter egg role we will not know until the film hits theaters.
There has been a ton of speculation as to whether Ra’s al Ghul League of Shadows would have a part in the final film and whether Marion Cotillard is playing Talia Al Ghul. Many months ago BadAssDigest revealed that the upcoming film will follow the story line of The League of Shadows and that Marion Cotillard is definitely playing Talia Al Ghul and that Bane is her weapon of vengeance.
The story has not been confirmed but the concept is solid and would explain why Bane is in Gotham short of him wanting to just take over and kick the Dark Knight’s ass!
Also in a recent new photo released for The Dark Knight Rises we got a glimpse at Two Face, or his memorial at least which hints that he to will have a role in The Dark Knight Rises bringing the level of villains to a new level with Bane, Scarecrow, Two Face and potentially Talia Al Ghul and the League of Shadows.
It is a good thing that The Dark Knight has Catwoman to help him along the way and yes… I will dare say it again… perhaps Robin will help Bruce Wayne as well if you believe the Forbes Magazine reporter who says that Jonathon Blake is really playing Robin/Night Wing
Regardless of the Robin rumors, and the new Scarecrow easter eggs it goes without saying that The Dark Knight Rises in a word will rock!