Nestor Carbonell Back as Gotham Mayor for 'The Dark Knight Rises'
Joining Christian Bale as our Caped Crusader, as well as Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman, another cast member from The Dark Knight will return for Christopher Nolan's anticipated sequel The Dark Knight Rises. Variety reports Nestor Carbonell ("Lost") will reprise his role as the Mayor of Gotham City. The character didn't have a huge role in the previous sequel, but shared a couple pivotal scenes with Harvey Dent and Jim Gordon, so it will be interesting to see what he ends up doing this time. Also, to catch up on other minor casting from earlier this week, three others have also joined TDKR's cast.
Earlier this week Variety had word that "Rescue Me" star Daniel Sunjata would be appearing in the film. In addition, Diego Klattenhoff has landed the role of a rookie cop trying to make a difference and Burn Gorman (Layer Cake) will also have some sort of supporting role. Joining a high profile project like this has to be a dream come true, no matter how small the role. Just the prospect of sharing the screen with Christian Bale or Gary Oldman is exciting. Stay tuned for more news as The Dark Knight Rises gears up to start production and heads towards its July 20th, 2012 release date next year!