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Juno Temple Headed To Gotham City For 'The Dark Knight Rises,' Joseph Gordon-Levitt Confirmed

by Gabe Toro
March 18, 2011 12:58 PM
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The cast for "The Dark Knight Rises" continues to grow. Variety today confirmed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is signed on for the superhero sequel, reuniting him with "Inception" director Christopher Nolan. Joining Gordon-Levitt in today's announcements is Juno Temple, the indie star of "Kaboom" and the upcoming "Cracks," who is said to be circling a role in the megablockbuster.

No word yet on who Gordon-Levitt may be playing. The thesp, who has lead roles in "Premium Rush" and "Looper" coming soon, has been linked to almost every hero and villain in the Batman universe thus far. Could he be a member of the League of Shadows from "Batman Begins," who are said to resurface in this installment? Is he possibly the young Jean-Paul Valley, a character who assumed the mantle of Batman once the original Dark Knight was defeated by the steroid-fueled Bane (Tom Hardy)? Can we hope he plays Bat-Mite?

Temple, a relative unknown, is said to be playing a "street-smart Gotham girl." While Bat-fans might be tempted to run to their collections or check Wikipedia, chances are the role is entirely an invention of Nolan and company, who haven't shied away from playing fast and loose with the material. Her potential addition to the cast, and the announcement of Gordon-Levitt, certainly seems like the WB is (organically, we trust) adding some youth and sex-appeal to the latest Bat-installment. Update: Temple, as you'd imagine (what young star would say no?), is confirmed.

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  • Alfred | March 20, 2011 1:08 AMReply

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt is perfect to play Riddler's role. He is the fucking Edward Nygma!!

  • TheoC | March 19, 2011 7:48 AMReply

    She really would be a brilliant Robin, I know Bale and Nolan have said they never would, but it's out there enough and fits very much into the Dark Knight returns universe. she would also make a great Harley Quinn but It could be a stretch. I like the Falcone suggestions, suspect Bunty's catwoman associate is spot on.

  • joe | March 19, 2011 3:02 AMReply

    I have a feeling it's going to be batmite and vicky vale respectivley.

  • The InSneider | March 19, 2011 2:08 AMReply

    The comments on this thread are hilarious. Just to be clear though, no one is confirmed for anything. Story says WB had no comment, FYI.

  • Jack | March 19, 2011 2:03 AMReply

    I'd would love it if Gordon-Levitt would play Jean-Paul Valley but that probably won't happen.

  • Pierre | March 19, 2011 1:33 AMReply


    He'd make a good psychotic Riddler.

  • Eric Marchen | March 19, 2011 1:31 AMReply

    She'll probably be a Holly Robinson type of character from "Batman Year One".

  • BuntyHoven | March 19, 2011 1:29 AMReply

    Just Wikipedia'd it: Holly Robinson.

  • BuntyHoven | March 19, 2011 1:27 AMReply

    Didn't Catwoman have a young companion in Batman Year One? I doubt they'll make them whores, since it's a family film and all that, but I can see them making Temple some sort of accomplice of Hathaway who gets killed and thus prompts Catwoman to line up alongside Batman or something.

  • Jesse | March 19, 2011 1:25 AMReply

    She might play Robin. That, I'd like to see.

  • Eric Edge | March 19, 2011 1:23 AMReply

    I'm pretty certain we're looking at Alberto and Sofia Falcone.

  • BuntyHoven | March 19, 2011 1:18 AMReply

    Just watch the internet go wild suggesting Temple will be playing Harley Quinn.

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