The Dark Knight Rises updates - Joseph Gordon-Levitt has officially joined the cast
Oh happy day. The love of my life Joseph Gordon-Levitt (if youve been following my blogs, you know my current affinity for him and the new Spidey Andrew Garfield) is officially signing on for the next Batman sequel, The Dark Knight Rises. Apparently, Gordon-Levitt will be playing Alberto Falcone, the youngest son of Mafia Boss Carmine Falcone who was played by Tom Wilkinson in 2005s Batman Begins. Alberto Falcone, otherwise known as The Holiday Killer, will continue the Chris Nolan trend of using more realistic nemeses instead of the cartoony ones like Poison Ivy, Penguin, and the Riddler. I think Gordon-Levitt, who has been featured in films like Inception, (500) Days of Summer, and 10 Things I Hate About You back in the day, will rock the part, with his talent for portraying characters strongly but without overplaying his roles. His knack for subtle confidence and assured characters will certainly help out, although I am definitely curious to see him playing a bad guy instead of more of a hero.
Within time, these two will essentially be the same person! Except one is hotter.
The Dark Knight Rises is currently filming and is expected to drop sometime around July 2012. As of recently, British actress Juno Temple has joined the cast to play an unidentified street-smart Gotham girl, and Catwoman will be playing a role in the next installment as well.