Joey King Confirms Huge ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Plot Spoiler

The 13-year-old actress talks about her role in Christopher Nolan's final Batman adventure.
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Joey King Confirms Huge ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Plot Spoiler

Joey King confirms playing Talia al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises 12-year-old actress Joey King has confirmed she is playing young Talia al Ghul in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. We reported in May that Joey King joined the cast, but it was unclear which role she is playing. Here's what she had to say in a recent interview below.

"I play young Talia al Ghul. I can't give too much away because I promised Mr. Christopher Nolan I wouldn't say anything. There are too many secrets about the character and the movie."

We reported in December that actress Leilah De Meza was offered the young Talia al Ghul role, but her mother turned it down since Christopher Nolan wanted Leilah De Meza to go bald for the part.

There is still speculation that Marion Cotillard will become the adult Talia al Ghul, even after it was confirmed that she is playing Wayne Enterprises executive Miranda Tate.

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

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  • jayaottley • 3 years ago

    Actually guys she really hasn't given nothing away, lol because Nolan has you all fooled

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    • Scruffnutz89 • 3 years ago

      i think nolan is gonna sue this poor lil girl lol ......

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      • dfella • 3 years ago

        who give a sh*t.....its all bout da movie as a whole dick head

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        • ghostman • 3 years ago

          For all we know, this could very well be a false accusation as she will "mis-lead us" into believing she plays a young Talia.

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          • rise-a-knight • 3 years ago

            not much of a spoiler

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            • shuabert • 3 years ago

              Yeah, she's not really spoiling anything given the amount of speculation around this. I'm just glad that somebody confirmed it. I don't think anyone is surprised. The only thing that would really surprise me now is if someone dropped the bomb that Hugo Strange is secretly in the film. But given that we're seeing flashbacks of Ra's and Talia, it seems like she'll be playing a pretty significant role in the story.

              Cool, man.

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              • thomasclarke • 3 years ago

                I wonder if through this leak she is in a lot of trouble with Nolan, makes u wonder

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                • slysnide • 3 years ago

                  @Jan-Stevens: So imdb, wiki, etc have been reporting the opposite. Either way, if Modine can't even dish out the basics on Nixon, then there's no damn way with all the denials for months on end that you get permission to spill the beans. Plus, she says that "I promised Chris I wouldn't say anything." So yeah, the label still stands. If you're instructed not to say anything, then you don't say anything.

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                  • orionbolt • 3 years ago

                    Quick! Someone get this girl a job at Movieweb!

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                    • Alan-Solares • 3 years ago

                      U kno that girl is making more money than that other kid's family now....HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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                      • Jan-Stevens • 3 years ago

                        Hey @slysnide - Juno Temple's character was/is "Street Smart Gotham Girl", not Joey King's character.... who's the dumbass??

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                        • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                          Batman had a kid, that I didn't know. I haven't been reading the comic in so long. As for this news... no da

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                          • slysnide • 3 years ago

                            Dumbass, if Nolan doesn't want you spoiling it, then don't. There's a reason you were labeled a "street smart gotham girl."

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                            • ggfacepalms • 3 years ago

                              Interesting. SPOILER COMING!! for those who don't know Talia al Ghul... a wiki search of her name will tell you that's she's batman's love interest as well as the mother of Damian Wayne, the fifth Robin.

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                              • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

                                @dan1 But what I'm saying is that they kind of share the same principle. I do get what you're saying and this is obviously more professional and works for a better cause, but like I said, principle.

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                                • ejk1 • 3 years ago

                                  Honestly, this was one of the worst kept secret in movie history. We all knew Talia was going to appear; the reappearance of Ras virtually assured that. Nolan probably told her to say this to remove that speculation from the rumor mill.

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                                  • narrator • 3 years ago

                                    Lol. It's cool how she calls him "Mr. Christopher Nolan". that's probably what I'd call him as well, on set.

                                    @dan1, thought the exact same thing when I saw this.

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                                    • bane5000 • 3 years ago

                                      Hope she enjoyed her first...and last time working with Nolan, u kow hes not gonna hire her for another film if she cant keep her mouth shut LoL

                                      But c'mon,her revealing Talia is in the film...who really didnt see this one coming? :]

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                                      • dan1 • 3 years ago

                                        @ROFLitschristian There is a difference between a parent that ruins their child's childhood by making them take part in those circuses called beauty pageants during their young years, and having your child involved in a single movie that requires their head shaved, and with a payout that probably trumps any pageant winnings.

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                                        • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

                                          @dan1 Actually you know what's funny now that I think about it? People, including me, are always dogging the parents that force their kids to do such ridiculous things for beauty pageants, but we finally hear that there's a mother out there that WON'T abuse her child for fame and fortune, and we dog her for not doing it. WTF?! LoL.

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