Contact Us

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Confirmed for Alberto Falcone in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Surprising few, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will indeed portray Alberto Falcone in The Dark Knight Rises. Rumors to that effect have persisted since the Inception actor was announced last month to be in talks to re-team with Christopher Nolan for the third of the director’s Batman films, but a report in Variety would seem to make it official. Alberto is the son of Gotham City crime boss Carmine Falcone, who appeared in Batman Begins. In the world of DC Comics, Alberto is known to readers as one of the suspects of the Holiday Murders depicted in Batman: The Long Halloween.The presence of Alberto Falcone in The Dark Knight Rises begs as many questions as it answers about the third Batman film of the Nolan cycle, not the least of which is how much of an adaptation of The Long Halloween can we expect it to be? The seminal graphic novel by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale has been frequently cited as a primary source of inspiration for Nolan’s Batman movies, which share Loeb & Sale’s vérité approach to Gotham City and its colorful characters. Will Carmine Falcone, played by Tom Wilkinson in Batman Begins, make a return to the franchise? Will Holiday Murders suspect Harvey Dent, played by Aaron Eckhart, reappear despite the fact that he died in The Dark Knight?

Variety also reports that actress Juno Temple is in talks for a supporting role as “a street-smart Gotham girl.” With Selina Kyle already spoken for, could we be looking at some form of Harley Quinn?

Another outstanding casting question concerns Inception’s Marion Cotillard, who was in February reported to be in talks with Nolan to reunite with the director and Gordon-Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises, perhaps as Talia al Ghul, daughter of Batman Begins villain Ra’s (played by Liam Neeson).

The Dark Knight Rises will open July 20, 2012.

[Via Variety]

Recommended For You

Around the Web

More From ComicsAlliance

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for Comics Alliance quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!