EXCLUSIVE: Teresa Palmer Still Wants to Play Talia Al Ghul in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

The actress that was once set to play the villain in the unmade ‘Justice League’ film wants to portray the role in the next Batman movie.
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EXCLUSIVE: Teresa Palmer Still Wants to Play Talia Al Ghul in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Teresa Palmer still pining after Talia al Ghul role in The Dark Knight Rises In the comic books, Talia al Ghul is the mother of Batman's son, Damien, and the daughter of his archenemy, Ra's al Ghul. In director George Miller's proposed Justice League of America film, Talia al Ghul was going to be one of the villains and actress Teresa Palmer (The Sorcerer's Apprentice) was set to play the role, but unfortunately the film was never made. Currently director Christopher Nolan is casting two unknown female roles in The Dark Knight Rises, one of which is rumored to be a villain. While many have been speculating on who this female villain could be, some rumors have surfaced indicating that it is Talia al Ghul. This would make some sense since her father, Ra's al Ghul, was the main villain in Batman Begins. In that film, he was played by Liam Neeson and while the character did appear to die at the end of the movie, he is immortal in the comic books.

We recently had a chance to catch up with actress Teresa Palmer and we asked her if she had tried contacting Nolan's office to be considered for the part, since she was prepared to play it once before. We were surprised by her response.

"I've definitely put the feelers out there with my agents and that would be something I would be really glad to have happen," Palmer replied. "I doubt I would be one of the actresses high up on Nolan's list. I think they are definitely going after woman with a much bigger profile than I," she added.

We continued by asking the actress how she had prepared to play the role in Justice League of America?

"I was going to do it with a Russian accent in Justice League of America and I was fitted for all the outfits," she said. Finally, Palmer had this to say about playing Talia al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises. "It is the longest shot in history for sure but I've put my name out there with my agents and things. So we'll see who ends up doing that role. My managers made the phone calls but I'm pretty sure that they will end up going with a big name girl."

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012.

Sources: Jami Philbrick

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  • emmytt • 5 years ago

    shes hot enough

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    • tito-loves-juju • 5 years ago

      @CBF Chris Nolan himself said The Dark Knight Rises was the title for the movie, Unless he changes it, that actually is the title of the movie..... So FAIL right back at ya.

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      • nightwing18 • 5 years ago

        i can see her as that shes through she should dye her hair to talias color

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        • gumperman • 5 years ago

          @CBF ""The Dark Knight Rises" isn't even the title of the movie. Fail."

          okay, then what is the title of the movie?

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          • comicbookfan • 5 years ago

            "The Dark Knight Rises" isn't even the title of the movie. Fail.

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            • vampire2000 • 5 years ago

              Hmmm. Interesting thought...

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              • slysnide • 5 years ago

                The obvious unaddressed point in the story: There's no guarantee "that role" will even be in the movie.

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                • dan1 • 5 years ago

                  @Narrator I'm aware it builds excitement and anticipation, but I want to know! Now! Lol :)

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                  • bawnian-dexeus • 5 years ago

                    @IUH, I know, I know, I just got really excited. I love Talia and I enjoyed her in the batman animated series and batman beyond, so I hope she is confirmed

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                    • narrator • 5 years ago

                      @Supes. "And enough with these rumors... Spiderman is coming out with confirmed roles every other day it seems, and is also coming out in 2012, so I don't see why we don't have more confirmed knowledge for TDKR already..."

                      That's why TDK's marketing campaign did not bring in one of the highest grossing films ever. Lol. I too am tired of rumors, but they really do bring in the crowds after a while.

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                      • ensigndesign • 5 years ago

                        The al ghouls are some characters I would love to see in the new batman.

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                        • matthew-lausmann • 5 years ago

                          Someone Could Be Front Runner

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                          • knobie09 • 5 years ago

                            you go,girl!

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                            • knobie09 • 5 years ago

                              wishing you the best of luck. ra's al ghul must return(if not two-face) :D

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                              • summit10 • 5 years ago

                                so your out right???

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                                • dan1 • 5 years ago

                                  @IUH No worries, you and I both know Nolan would never throw a 'monster' type villain into his Batman trilogy. That would be beyond stupid and nonsensical given the nature of the universe he's created for Bats.

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                                  • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

                                    @Bawnianxyz: Talia isn't confirmed. It's still speculation at this point, even by Palmer.

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                                    • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

                                      "i will say this for the record--use a monster in this one nolan. i love inception and you are a genius maker. use bane or killer croc."

                                      No.

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                                      • jasonkat • 5 years ago

                                        i thought that was avril lavgine,..almost wet my self, psh.

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                                        • remy72883 • 5 years ago

                                          she would make a good villain not familiar with this actress though, but im not gonna get excited until their are confirmations

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