Nice! Joseph Gordon-Levitt, fresh off his surprisingly awesome performance in Inception, has been cast in The Dark Knight Rises. Reports indicate that he's set to play Alberto Falcone, The Holiday Killer.
The Scarecrow's cameo in the beginning of The Dark Knight was a great way to tie together the first and second films. Unfortunately, Heath Ledger's sudden passing made it seem as though we would not be seeing any of his character in the third film. However, according to a rumor put forth by ShowBizSpy, Christopher Nolan may just be considering his options in regards to an appearance by the Joker.
I have no idea what an augmented sound project is supposed to mean, but namedrop Inception and you can call me intrigued. A company called Reality Jockey created an iPhone app called RjDJ, which WiredUK says "detects ambient sounds, rips out samples or mutates them into harmonies, then intelligently mashes them up with what’s playing." The article reports that Reality Jockey is now working with Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer on a new project based on the score for Inception.
So Batman 3 is coming along nicely, having recently been given an official title and following Nolan's confirmation that he would be directing the film. The Dark Knight Rises isn't finished teasing us fans just yet however, with two bits casting rumors making their way around the web.
It's funny how every little detail concerning Christopher Nolan's third Batman film is huge news. Not that I'm complaining though, I'm majorly excited. In an interview published minutes ago, Nolan revealed the title of his next film, as well as soon new details about the project.
Deadline is reporting that Tom Hardy, who was pretty amazing in Inception, has recently been cast in Christopher Nolan's Batman 3. It would make sense, considering that Nolan likes recasting people he's worked with in the past (see Michael Caine in... everything); and the fact that Hardy has been pretty much awesome in everything he's been in lately.
Now this isn't huge news simply because of the fact that we've all pretty much assumed Nolan would take the job for a while now. Although, there was always a little fear in the back of my mind that Nolan would avoid the director's chair, whether for artistic or personal reasons. Luckily though, this doesn't appear to be the case.
Inception was without a doubt, my favorite film this year so far. While 2010 is so far a pretty weak year for memorable films, it remains a brilliant highlight that ranks among my favorite movies of all time. When it came out, I asked my fellow writers what their reaction would be if a followup film to Inception was announced. Most of them admitted that while they would probably go see it, it's not something they'd be too thrilled about. However, the inner fanboy in me yearned to see more of the film's world, more of the awesome ideas that Nolan had laid out.
So, are you tired of all the Batman 3 rumors yet? Well, sucks for you, because I'm not. Here's an almost credible one, hot on the heels of the release of Nolan's latest. FirstShowing recently reported, according to insider info leaked to them, indicated that a studio casting grid for Batman 3 had the character of "The Riddler" listed. In addition, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was there as a primary candidate, and marked as "interested."