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Cotillard & Gordon-Levitt's Roles in 'The Dark Knight Rises' Revealed

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April 19, 2011

Marion Cotillard / Joseph Gordon-Levitt

We've known for awhile now that both Inception stars Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt would reunite with director Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight Rises. However, we haven't really been sure who they would play in the film. Rumors have been circulating, including one about Gordon-Levitt playing Alberto Falcone, but today a press release from Warner Bros. confirmed their casting and even reveals their roles in the anticipated blockbuster sequel. If you're worried about an overcrowded cast, it doesn't seem like the roles are very big, and talents like these are welcome in any film. More details below!

Cotillard will appear as Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father's philanthropic endeavors for Gotham. Meanwhile, Gordon-Levitt will play John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon. Nolan says, "When you collaborate with people as talented as Marion and Joe, it comes as no surprise that you would want to repeat the experience.  I immediately thought of them for the roles of Miranda and Blake, and I am looking forward to working with both of them again." I'm certainly looking forward to seeing them and the rest of the cast in The Dark Knight Rises next summer. How's it looking?

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Reader Feedback - 33 Comments

1

In nolan we trust...in nolan we trust...keep saying that to myself (but not believing it yet)

mobstar on Apr 19, 2011

2

How can you not believe it after The Dark Knight and Inception? Lets not forgot Memento, Batman Begins and others! Of course it's all subjective but I'm a believer 🙂

Neuromancer on Apr 19, 2011

3

You got the order wrong. You should have said: How can you not believe it after Memento, Batman Begins and The Prestige?

Guy Pearce on Apr 19, 2011

4

I'd of put The Prestige first on the list but fair enough.

Tsomerville56 on Apr 19, 2011

5

would have been really awesome to see levitt in a more supportive role

jellybelly on Apr 19, 2011

6

Wait....JGL is not playing Alberto Falcone aka The Holiday Killer??! Disappointed but makes sense we already have Bane and Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman) we don't want the movie to be bloated with villains. But 'In Nolan We Trust'!

Ron on Apr 19, 2011

7

i like Nolan's approach to film-making, via the ensemble cast. i didn't mind Andy Serkis having only a small role in The Prestige, or Cillian Murphy in Batman Begins, or Pete Postlethwaite in Inception. all great actors, all small roles. i am sure some will be disappointed JGL is apparently not Albert Falcone, but it's ensuring the quality of the performance irrespective of the size of the role or the character. i think that's why i always feel immersed in the worlds Nolan creates.

Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011

8

Love Marion Cotillard, very attractive and sexy. French perfection doesn’t get much purer than her.

Jack Easton on Apr 19, 2011

9

Woooo! Christopher Nolan is the undisputed best and greatest director in the world! The Dark Knight Rises will be the biggest movie ever! Watch out Avatar!

Rebecca Honey on Apr 19, 2011

10

No Aronofsky is or maybe Takashi Miike or Alejandro Jodorowsky

Aziz on Apr 21, 2011

11

Wohooo!! Let me tell you, this will be an Anne Hathaway you’ve never seen, and she’s going to knock everyone’s socks off in The Dark Knight Rises! You are going to be so killed by her performance. I can’t tell you how good she is going to be as a strong, independent, sexy Catwoman. Oh, she is going to be so good in this. It’s unbelievable the performance she is going to give. It’s amazing. Hahah.. freakin’ fantastic, can’t wait! Man! I feel like a woman!

Katarzyna Nowak on Apr 19, 2011

12

I don't know if you're joking but if you are not then I agree.

Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011

13

apparently, you've seen TDKR already!!

Espleonz2 on Jul 20, 2011

14

cool can't wait

Rey on Apr 19, 2011

15

dunno... =/

Sakyo on Apr 19, 2011

16

it must suck to be ellen page at the moment...

alxunder2002 on Apr 19, 2011

17

Sweet.

Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011

18

This is good news. I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt would make a good character actor like Geoffrey Lewis. He's talented and I think he does a great job in smaller and supporting roles. That's not to say he can't be a leading man, though. Brick and The Lookout were both well done on his part. But I keep thinking about his bit in Killshot.

JL on Apr 19, 2011

19

Personally I'm glad they're not playing Strange and Thalia. The cast is already quite large and I was afraid the rogue's gallery would get to big. I can't wait until next summer!!!!

Chris A. on Apr 19, 2011

20

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an amazing actor and will be a great addition to the Batman Franchise.

Movie Night on Apr 19, 2011

21

I kind of like that they'll play second fiddle. No small parts right?:P It'll keep it from getting "overcrowded" as you put it Ethan. Faith in Nolan...that is all:)

Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011

22

Talia Al Ghul and Falcone....i thought that was prety soild..but no...im really dissapointed

Darren on Apr 19, 2011

23

2007 TDK 2009 2010 2011 TDKR 2013 That's how the calendar should look...

Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011

24

No Talia? No Falcone Jr? Why bother us with this trivial announcement? Still this news is far more exciting than any Green Lantern one has ever been.

Rp1n on Apr 19, 2011

25

Miranda Tate can still be turn out to be a moniker for Talia, the way Ducard was for Ras. Joseph Gordon Levitt is not that strong of an actor to me, so I couldnt really see him play a villain. Glad he's a cop instead.

Vito on Apr 19, 2011

26

JGL is very versatile. he could play a better role that Heath can

Espleonz2 on Jul 20, 2011

27

A W E S O M E! So stoked for this.

ozzie on Apr 19, 2011

28

Not too shabby! I'm looking forward to this! I do trust Nolan and I'm sure the flick will be epic in every way! I am a BELIEVER!

Spider on Apr 20, 2011

29

do i smell a robin in the mix ???

Anonymous on Apr 20, 2011

30

if there is a flashback with ra's in the movie, talia is in it. there's no point in including the flashback, and talia's inclusion ties the films together. i would be shocked if the "miranda tate" role didn't end up being talia.

Anonymous on Apr 20, 2011

31

I was thinking the same thing and was going to post a similar comment. How fitting if she was Talia but was doing the same thing as her father by hiding her identity. Gary Oldman's comments a few weeks ago did say something about the story coming full circle. I guess we'll have to wait and see if that's how they tie it back to Batman Begins.

Jedi on Apr 20, 2011

32

I meant to say there's no point to the flashback if talia isnt in it. Unless Liam Neeson shows up, and we know that's not happening.

Anonymous on Apr 20, 2011

33

Joseph Gordon-Levitt should have been cast as Robin. He would be my first cast pick for that role. I guess Robin is going to be MIA here too.

Johnny Neat on Apr 20, 2011

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