Monday, March 21, 2011

Batman Will Face Holiday Killer in Dark Knight Rises

By Lewis Wallace (for

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play Alberto Falcone, aka the Holiday Killer, in The Dark Knight Rises, according to a report in Variety that quotes “insiders.”

Neither Warner Bros. nor Gordon-Levitt’s people would confirm the casting rumor.

If true, the introduction of the Alberto Falcone character, the son of a mob boss who appeared in Batman Begins, would jibe with director Christopher Nolan’s aim of filling his final Batman movie with realistic villains.

The serial killer known as Holiday appears in DC Comics’ hard-boiled crime series Batman: The Long Halloween and Batman: Dark Victory.

The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled for a July 20, 2012, release. Christian Bale and Michael Caine will reprise their roles from Nolan’s previous Batman films, with Tom Hardy playing supervillain Bane and Anne Hathaway playing Selina Kyle/Catwoman.

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