The Dark Knight Rises is casting a female villain

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For another movie this might not be all that big of a story– after all, it is basically just casting gossip. But when it comes to news on The Dark Knight Rises, there are so many rumors that it is a minor catharsis to finally know what is true and what people have been getting worked up over for nothing.

For months, it was just assumed that the Riddler would be a villain in the upcoming film, and once it was announced that Tom Hardy had been cast, most thought it was a natural choice and many praised Christopher Nolan for his excellent casting. Then Nolan announced that the Riddler was not in the film. That was kind of awkward

So then the rumors put Hardy as Killer Croc because there are parts filmed in Louisiana. Then he was said to play Detective Harvey Bullock. At this point, it is anyone’s guess.

But two things we do now know are that one of the villains in the film will be a female, and Bruce Wayne will be receiving a new love interest– and they are not the same character.

Deadline is reporting that Nolan is currently looking to cast two female leads, one as a villain and one as a love interest. And while this could change, it appears that Nolan is looking at six women to fill the roles, including: Anne Hathaway, Keira Knightley, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz.

Oddly, both Lively and Portman are already set to appear in other superhero films.  Lively will play the Green Lantern’s love interest, while Portman will be the romantic lead opposite Thor.

Of the female villains in the Batman universe, there seem to be three frontrunners. The first is Catwoman, and she seems to be the most likely, both in terms of the story and in terms of the reality of the character in the world Nolan has created. The second possibility would be Talia al Ghul, daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, played by Liam Neeson in Batman Begins. The third choice, Poison Ivy, seems to be the most unlikely, as her super powers would seem out of place in Nolan’s gritty and realistic Gotham City.

Then again, it might be a lesser known villain, or someone created just for the film. Time will tell.

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