Last night there was a release party held in Hollywood for Inception. In attendance was a number of the cast and crew from Inception, including Chris Nolan. Nolan was pressed with questions about The Dark Knight Rises and did give two little updates. Here is what Thompson on Hollywood had to say.
Nolan, bearded and affable, explained that he’s scrambling to finish the script for The Dark Knight Rises, his third Batman movie, which he’s writing in collaboration with his brother Jonathan, mostly from his oceanfront abode in the Paradise Cove trailer park in Malibu..The script is due in January for a July release. But he wouldn’t say what the story’s about or who the villain is, other than to confirm that Inception’s Tom Hardy will play “a key role, not saying good or bad,” and to shoot down reports that he’ll resurrect The Joker by including unused footage of Heath Ledger’s performance in the previous chapter. “That’s all wrong,” said the writer-director, who’s also producing the next Superman movie, for Zack Snyder to direct.
So Tom Hardy is in the film, and the Joker is not. Script should be done by January. So we could start hearing some casting announcements soon.
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