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Robin Rumors Circulate 'The Dark Knight Rises' & Harvey Dent Becomes The Focus Of Ongoing Viral Campaign

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 22, 2012 at 12:22PM

So, believe it or not, Forbes is covering geek news now. Guess the 1% likes their comic books, either that or they realize more people read geek news online than what's happening with the Asian stock markets. In any event, some guy has penned a pretty elaborate argument on how Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character in "The Dark Knight Rises" -- John Blake, a cop assigned to cover Bruce Wayne -- could possibly be Robin aka Dick Grayson, and uses a few clues to put it together.
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The Dark Knight Rises Harvey Dent Day Nightwing Chalk

So, believe it or not, Forbes is covering geek news now. Guess the 1% likes their comic books, either that or they realize more people read geek news online than what's happening with the Asian stock markets. In any event, some guy has penned a pretty elaborate argument on how Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character in "The Dark Knight Rises" -- John Blake, a cop assigned to cover Bruce Wayne -- could possibly be Robin aka Dick Grayson, and uses a few clues to put it together.

Using the chalk symbol that John Blake leaves around Gotham as a starting point, the writer notes it looks (vaguely) like the Nightwing symbol (which for those of you that don't know, is what Grayson became after he hung up the Robin suit at the age of 18). Then in a pretty big leap, the writer notes that if you turn the chalk symbol upsidedown it looks like a bird (eyeroll). But is it a possibility? Sure, we'll go with that mostly because Christopher Nolan and co. have kept everything so under wraps anything is possible. Could Batman hang up the Batsuit and pass the reigns onto Robin/Nightwing to protect Gotham in the lump of the throat ending? Perhaps. And it certainly seems that Blake is more than just an average cop, chatting with Selina Kyle/Catwoman about Bane. 

Meanwhile, the viral campaign continues online for those who are following it (does anybody really care?) with some Harvey Dent related material landing online including Mayor Anthony Garcia's passage of the Dent Act as well as an issue of the Gotham Observer led by a story about Harvey Dent Day (via Collider and Comic Book Movie). But we noticed an ad on the last page pointing another viral site Rykindata, a tech company in Gotham who have come up with a patent-pending way to scrub someone's personal information online from all known databases....hmm.... Who wants to have their past wiped out?

Check all that out below and get the answers when "The Dark Knight Rises" opens on July 20th.

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