Gordon-Levitt is Playing Alberto Falcone in 'The Dark Knight Rises'!
Looks like we now know who another villain is in The Dark Knight Rises! At first Variety only reported that actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt had been confirmed, 100% booked, for a role in the highly anticipated sequel completing Chris Nolan's epic Batman trilogy, also mentioning that actress Juno Temple would be playing a "street-smart Gotham girl." Well, Variety's Jeff Sneider has recently updated his story announcing, officially it seems, that Gordon-Levitt will be playing Alberto Falcone, also known as the Holiday Killer from the fan favorite graphic novel The Long Halloween. Get ready guys, because this is going to be great.
And I don't just mean great, I mean f**king incredible! This is the perfect story for Nolan to toss in the mix with Anne Hathaway as Catwoman and Tom Hardy as Bane. Alberto Falcone is a serial killer who is the son of Mafia chieftain Carmine Falcone, seen in Batman Begins played by Tom Wilkinson. In the comics, he sets up a pretty sick series of murders, but I'm betting Nolan is crafting his own version for the screen with those other characters mixed. Variety explains: "The character fits with [Nolan]'s stated intentions for continuity and preference to pit the Caped Crusader against 'realistic' villains." This is awesome news! Everything on The Dark Knight Rises so far really sounds like it's coming together to be the truly unbelievable follow-up to The Dark Knight we all want. It is possible! What are your thoughts on JGL as the Holiday Killer?
Update: We are now getting word from Entertainment Weekly that this information might not be true. But because we don't know who to believe yet, we're going to wait for more official word before reporting.