New “Knight,” “X-Men” Cast Gossip

Charlize Theron and Vera Farmiga are rumoured to be up for roles in “The Dark Knight Rises” reports Comic Book Movie.

The site’s unnamed agency source claims Theron has been approached to portray Detective Sarah Essen, the new love interest for Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman). In the comics, Essen was partnered with Gordon and later had an affair with the married detective and is implied to be the real mother of Barbara Gordon (aka. Batgirl).

Actresses Vera Farmiga and Kacie Thomas have also apparently auditioned for the role of Julie Madison who will serve as Bruce Wayne’s new love interest. In the comics, the character was a socialite who becomes engaged to Wayne but is unaware of his Batman identity and later becomes associated with the villain Clayface.

In other superhero rumours, Bryan Singer has knocked down a recent report that Hugh Jackman would be making a cameo in “X-Men: First Class”.

Singer, who is serving as producer on the project, tells The Coventry Telegraph that the film had not yet begun shooting on Jekyll Island in Georgia where Jackman was reportedly given a ride by a limo driver who promptly mentioned the job on his Facebook account.

“{Hugh Jackman) is not in the movie, he’s in the Wolverine movies. X-Men hasn’t started shooting in Georgia yet and if Hugh was in Georgia, it wasn’t for this movie” says Singer.