In February, reports surfaced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was in talks to join the cast of The Dark Knight Rises, the third film in Christopher Nolan‘s Batman film franchise. At that time, what the actor’s role would be was unknown, though there was speculation of him being The Riddler or possibly even taking over the role of The Joker, played by the late Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.
Now comes word that Gordon-Levitt will be Alberto Falcone, the son of mob boss Carmine Falcone, the character Tom Wilkinson’s played in Nolan’s first Batman film, Batman Begins.
Warner Bros. has not yet made an official statement about Gordon-Levitt’s role.
The report only reveals the Alberto Falcone role, though states that the character is “also known as The Holiday Killer,” which is not a confirmation that the serial killer will be in this third film, though, it does make sense that Gordon-Levitt would have a big Gotham baddie role.
Alberto Falcone and The Holiday Killer characters appear in Batman: The Long Halloween comic book series released in 1996-1997 by writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale. I don’t want to say anything spoilery, since this comic is truly a must-read, but in my opinion, I wouldn’t exactly consider the Alberto Falcone character to be “as known as” The Holiday Killer.
The Dark Knight Rises will see the return of Christian Bale as Batman, along with Anne Hathaway as Catwoman and Tom Hardy as Bane. Also, Juno Temple is being sought for the role of Gotham girl.
Disappointed in JGL being cast as Alberto Falcone UNLESS he also plays the Holiday Killer. If this is going to be a straight up Batman vs the mobsters, I won’t like it. Didn’t care much for Ras al Ghul and the ninja in Batman Begins either, except that we got to see Bruce Wayne become Batman.
Comment by Anonymous — March 20, 2011 @ 7:41 pm