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Tom Hardy Cast in 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Deadline is reporting that Tom Hardy has been cast in a "lead role" in the upcoming third Batman film, reuniting Hardy with Inception helmer Christopher Nolan. It hasn't been said whether he will be playing a villain or not, but the rumor mill has started regardless.

With some sources saying that location filming will be in New Orleans Killer Croc could be a possibility, the Riddler's name is bandied around a lot, but a third possibility is more likely. Whether it be an entirely new character, or one of Batman's lesser-known rogues, I expect when Hardy's role is announced it will cause some to scratch their heads.

Hardy proved to be quite the charismatic presence in Inception and if he is a villain, or another role entirely, I look forward to his performance.


CastorTroy said…
Awesome news!! Nolan must have really liked what he saw from him in Inception (obviously). Glad for Hardy :)
Ben said…
I'm kind of tired of Nolan's work. The common threads in his films are:
1. Decent but bombastic plot.
2. Non-relatable characters.
3. Muted palette.
Fitz said…
I wouldn't say The Prestige or Insomnia are pretentious, but you could make the argument for Inception.
Tom Hardy is a terrific actor! Looking forward to what his role is in Batman 3
Madhatter 21 said…
This morsel of news gives me a smile, but I'll wait for another source or two to confirm it before getting too excited. I've heard too many Batman rumours since the second THE DARK KNIGHT ended to really give any of them much credence.
Tom Hardy? And JGL? Together again? That's just about enough to light my panties on fire!
Ben said…
I didn't say pretentious, but since you read between the lines...

Anything that leverages the Tesla mythos is usually a bit pretentious.
Fitz said…
Didn't mean to put words in your mouth, but high-sounding, pretentious, sounds similar enough to me.

I was okay with Tesla's history being fictionized because it is after all only science-fiction. And the duality of Tesla vs. Edison fit in with Angier vs. Borden.
Red said…
I'm pretty sure I pissed my pants in excitement when I heard about this.

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