Wednesday 13 October 2010
The Dark Knight Sequel is now most certainly gathering momentum, Deadline.com is reporting that Warner Brothers and Director Christopher Nolan have signed Tom Hardy for an unspecified role in the upcoming sequel.
Although there is no word on what the role may be, speculation over the web has already started pinning him as the villain, and the favourite being the Riddler, a role that had been rumoured for some time to be played by Johnny Depp and more recently Joseph Grodon-Levitt. The last few days even had Edward Norton rumoured as a possible front runner.
Tom Hardy, who recently played ‘Eames’ in Christopher Nolan’s Inception and also cast as lead role in the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road (2012), is not the only name from Nolan’s Inception cast to be associated with the Dark Knight sequel. For a while now Inception co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt had been rumoured to play the Riddler himself, and it is still likely that he might also have involvement in the sequel.
With this news being hot off the press, its bound to make way for further casting announcements and plot details. And while many of the most favourite gossip and rumours indicate the Riddler, and now Tom Hardy to play the role, I will leave you with one question, is it possible he might make a good Deadshot?
To read my previous posts on the Dark Knight, including villain rumours and opinions, click the following links.
What are your views on this news? Leave your comments below!