With the news on Friday that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to re-team with his “Inception” director Christopher Nolan on “The Dark Knight Rises,” the question then became what character would he play.
Well that mystery seems to have been sold with Variety reporting that the actor is set to play Alberto Falcone, the son of former mob boss Carmine Falcone (Tom Wilkinson) from “Batman Begins”.
In the comics, Alberto Falcone is also known as the serial killer ‘Holiday’ – a key character in “The Long Halloween” and “Dark Victory” comic storyline which were a big influence on Nolan’s “Batman” films.
The move also brings the film trilogy full circle. Rumors of an element from ‘Begins’ coming back in to play here led to speculation that Marion Cotillard’s role would be that of Talia al Ghul, the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul (Liam Neeson). Instead, they’ve chosen the son of one of the other three villains from ‘Begins’. Gordon-Levitt as Falcone first emerged as a possibility back in early February.
The inclusion of Bane, Catwoman and Alberto Falcone means it’s unlikely we’ll see any other characters from Batman’s roster of bad guys make an appearance beyond possible cameos like Mr. Zsasz in ‘Begins’ and The Scarecrow in “The Dark Knight”.