Gordon-Levitt’s character finally revealed in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’; hint: it’s not the Riddler

Here’s some news worth reporting on a Sunday morning! Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s role in The Dark Knight Rises has finally been revealed and while the (500) Days of Summer star is playing the villain, it’s not the one you think it is.

According to Variety, Gordon-Levitt will portray Albert Falcone, also known as The Holiday Killer for the fans of the graphic novel The Long Halloween. If you’re keeping track, this means we have Anne Hathaway as Catwoman (the jury is still out on that one), Tom Hardy as Bane and now Gordon-Levitt as The Holiday Killer; in the words of Charlie Sheen, The Dark Knight Rises is officially winning!

A little back story on the Holiday Killer- he’s the son of Carmine Falcone, the Mafia cheiftan played by Tom Wilkinson in Batman Begins. Jeff Sneider of Variety explains the casting a little bit better down below:

The Holiday Killer, would bring Nolan’s superhero trilogy full-circle. The character fits with the helmer’s stated intentions for continuity and preference to pit the Caped Crusader against “realistic” villains, as opposed to cartoonish nemeses such as Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy, who Batman battled in Joel Schumacher’s 1997 misfire “Batman and Robin.”

The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled to hit theaters on July 20, 2012. Man, we need a time machine!

 

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One Response to “Gordon-Levitt’s character finally revealed in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’; hint: it’s not the Riddler”

  1. I cannot wait to see this! sound slike it’s gonna be juicy!!

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