‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Enlists the League of Shadows?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's unknown character may team up with Talia Al'Ghul and Bane to take down Batman and Catwoman.
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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Enlists the League of Shadows?

The Dark Knight Rises to face The League of Shadows Another day, another lofty The Dark Knight Rises rumor. This information comes from a source reportedly within director Christopher Nolan's inner circle, a camp known to litter the Internet landscape with falsehoods and misinformation in order to throw the core fanbase and everyone else with a tiny bit of vested interest off their righteous path.

This news comes with a confirmation that it's quite possibly true. Then again, maybe not. We all know that Anne Hathaway is playing Selina Kyle in the upcoming sequel, and the actress herself confirmed on Monday that she will be appearing in costume as Catwoman. Today's news suggests that, while Selina's role in the beginning of the film is ambiguous, by the end of the story, she will no longer be a villain, but rather an ally of Batman.

The duo will reportedly be taking on The League of Shadows in The Dark Knight Rises' breathtaking climax, which will be filmed with IMAX cameras. The League of Shadows is rumored to be headed by the as-yet uncast Talia Al'Ghul and her possible love interest Bane (Tom Hardy). Joseph Gordon-Levitt will also be a member of The League of Shadows, but it is not known if he will be playing Black Mask, as previously suspected. Joseph Gordon-Levitt will definitely be playing a bad guy. That much is true. Supposedly.

As Badass Digest, the source of this information, points out, the folks in Christopher Nolan's inner circle are purposely spreading false rumors, and a lot of them only have partial information. So take all of this with a smile and a grain of salt, and remember: Sometimes the speculation is more fun than actually sitting through the finished film itself. Heck, it's half the journey.

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

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  • remy72883 • 4 years ago

    this would be good if it was all true

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    • remy72883 • 4 years ago

      6this would be good if it was all true

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      • emmytt • 4 years ago

        i hope allot of this stuff is true

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        • ScouserMan • 4 years ago

          I'd imagine Bane will break Batmans back just before Bane dies (I just picture Bane holding Batman about to break his back but all in the same movement Batman knocks him back into some sort of machinery that kills Bane, with Catwoman the only person there to save Batman and pull him to safety)

          That's just how I think Nolan will end his trilogy.

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          • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

            @jayaottley haha, jiggy with it

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            • dan1 • 4 years ago

              @jayaottley Haha, I thought you'd crack another Arnold Mr. Freeze joke, but that was just as corny and works :P

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              • jayaottley • 4 years ago

                @dan1

                You mean Joe chill out :D

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                • dan1 • 4 years ago

                  @jayaottley I'm anticipating people dying in this last act. Bane probably will, MAYBE Catwoman. Who knows. @ejk1 is right, we should just chill out. But it has been fun guessing.

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                  • jayaottley • 4 years ago

                    @dan1

                    Now that sounds so Nolanesque, but you know people have to die or learn their lessons happens with every Nolan flick...

                    Bane dies, Talia learns her lesson as does Catwoman and maybe takes the fall saving Batman from Bane :)

                    After credits sequence Talia and Bruce getting jiggy with it to make Damien :D

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                    • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                      ha Nolan wouldnt kill her off. its Catwoman!!

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                      • dan1 • 4 years ago

                        @bawnian-dexeus Now that's too big of a 'what if'.

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                        • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                          @dan1 You don't think Nolan will kill off Selena?

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                          • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                            @ejk1 i know what you mean. its like false hope ha

                            @josh Batman Arkham City.. there you go

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                            • shuabert • 4 years ago

                              I'd rather Hugo Strange.

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                              • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                                @pjwolsker They just annoy the hell out of me. I'd rather they not say anything until it becomes concrete.

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                                • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                                  @ejk1 agreed but i do like how these "false rumors" sound

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                                  • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                                    Until everyone is confirmed in their roles, I'm not going to speculate with this. It's gotten stupid, especially with Nolan's own camp reportedly spreading false rumors.

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                                    • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                      @jayaottley Final fight in the movie? Batman vs Bane, while Catwoman vs Talia :D

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                                      • jayaottley • 4 years ago

                                        @dan1

                                        Ahh mate, I know Nolan doesn't do sappy romance, I was talking in the sense of cold calculated love alla Bonnie & Clyde and Natural Born Killers/True Romance.

                                        I think alot of people will be disappointed if he doesn't do the 'Break The Bat' route as well we've seen the sheer excellence he can do with the Batman universe prior to his first 2 outings.

                                        But if Bane & Talia are romantically involved then those are my 2 theories for it. Whose know maybe Nolan is doing that but just merged the two together, and well it includes the concept of breaking the bat.

                                        Oh man i just envisaged a scene where Bane is close to breaking Batman's back but Talia stops him, and she tells Batman that 'she won't defeat him in honor of her father cause he was hisr best student and that she can break him at any god given time.'

                                        But then that would consist of Talia knowing Batman's identity.

                                        Either way I'm interested in the route this is going and proud either way with either theory I scribbled down below

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                                        • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                          @jayaottley Not horrible, but I doubt Nolan will make it that sappy, he tends to go for a colder approach to his characters, he's not much of a romantic, if you ask me :P

                                          We're also assuming Nolan will go the "break the Bat" route with Bane. That isn't a 100% given, ya know. He might give us a totally different kind of Bane with different motivations. Either way, I'll be happy.

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