Josh Pence Apparently Playing Ra's Al Ghul in 'The Dark Knight Rises'
Whoa - big casting news for The Dark Knight Rises. THR is reporting that Josh Pence, the actor who played Tyler Winklevoss in The Social Network, at least physically some times (not the face), has been cast in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. THR claims that he'll be playing the role of a young Ra's Al Ghul, which is a bit of an odd reveal because it must mean there's a flashback or some other big twist. THR adds: "Also, while the studio never confirmed [Marion] Cotillard's character, it has been rumored to be that of Thalia Al Ghul." With Hathaway, Hardy and Gordon-Levitt as well, this is quite a cast they're amassing.
Here's what THR says: "sources say Pence will appear in scenes that take place 30 years prior to the present story." So he's part of a flashback sequence and will only have another fairly small role, but this is very interesting news nonetheless. A flashback setting up Ra's Al Ghul for some more Gotham mayhem in the third movie? Quite intriguing indeed. I'm not really able to speak about Pence yet because I haven't truly seen him work, but I think this may be his chance to shine. Maybe this the prologue sequence being shot in IMAX that we'll see in advance of the release? Who knows. Either way, we'll definitely continue to keep you updated on The Dark Knight Rises, especially as more is revealed. Thoughts on Pence as Ra's Al Ghul?