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'The Dark Knight Rises' To Feature Catwoman? Christopher Nolan Seeking Love Interest & Villain

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2010 8:52 AM
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Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway & Keira Knightley In The Mix; Tom Hardy Reportedly Playing A VillainHere we go again. We probably could have broken this story ourselves as every one of these names have cropped up in recent casting rounds, but the most intriguing part of this story are not the names attached, but the revelation that Christopher Nolan is seeking two female leads for "The Dark Knight Rises": one, a love interest for Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), the other, for a villain. This really only leaves a few possibilities for the potential foe of Batman (unless Nolan is going really obscure): Catwoman, Poison Ivy or as some of our readers have suggested, Talia al Ghul.

Rumor: Zooey Deschanel In The Running To Play Betty Brant In 'Spider-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 10, 2010 8:18 AM
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Even though it comes from the totally unreliable Showbiz Spy, this is a rumor that is somewhat credible. But that said, take it for what it's worth.

What Might Have Been: 'Superman Returns' Co-Writer Talks Loosely Planned Sequel

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • November 6, 2010 8:38 AM
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Writer Michael Dougherty Discusses The Sequel That *Could* Have Been; Zach Snyder Reiterates Zod Won't Be The Villain In 'Man Of Steel'With all the talk about the new iteration of "Superman: The Man of Steel," some story info was bound to leak on the sequel that never was, the follow up to Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns."

Marvel Considering An 'Iron Man,' 'War Machine' Spinoff For Don Cheadle?

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 6, 2010 8:30 AM
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And so the onscreen Marvel universe continues. According to a Tweet by the folks at Pajiba, a pitch for a "War Machine" movie has been sent out to writers.

Rumor: Marvel Postponing Pre-Production On 'The Avengers' Due To Ballooning Costs?

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 5, 2010 8:05 AM
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Right now, Marvel is behaving a lot like they just graduated from college. Yes, that "Iron Man" internship opened a lot of doors, but the "Hulk" side venture didn't really yield the results they were hoping for. Their side projects for next summer -- "Thor" and "Captain America" -- do show promise, and it's good to see them taking initiative. But, if reports are to be believed, the folks at the House of Ideas are looking underneath their sofas and mattresses for extra change, because "The Avengers" might be a bit too costly for their inexperience.

"It's Going To Be A Bloodbath:" Who Will Survive The Summer Of 2011, And What Will Be Left Of Them?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 2, 2010 10:30 AM
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The knock-on effects of the 2007 writers' strike have been felt heavily in the last few years. Last summer saw the obviously rushed likes of "Wolverine," "Terminator Salvation," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra;" all of which were patently harmed by the disruption caused by months of inaction by screenwriters, while the films were in or gearing up for production. Hell, even "Star Trek," easily the strongest of the tentpoles that year, had script issues.

'The Dark Knight Rises' Rumor: Charlize Theron, Vera Farmiga & Kacie Thomas In The Mix For Roles

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2010 6:43 AM
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So, before everyone starts weighing in, just bear in mind this rumor comes from Comic Book Movie who take non-vetted contributions from any yahoo on the Internet whether it be total bullshit or not. That said, they have been on the right track a few times and some of these casting rumors for Christopher Nolan's forthcoming "The Dark Knight Rises" could possibly make sense.

The Rumor Mill Churns: Chris Pine As 'The Flash'?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 29, 2010 7:16 AM
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Or Is His Name Just On A Big Wishlist?How fast do rumors travel these days for ravenous bloggers making mountains out of molehills? Lightning quick. What is tossed off as an aside in a ScreenRant gets picked up the world round and is already building the kind of traction that makes planets spin backwards in lieu of a good, plausible story line.

So It's Not The Riddler: Ten Candidates For The Villain In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 29, 2010 4:25 AM
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After months and months of speculation, some firm information on the third Batman finally appeared yesterday, courtesy of director Christopher Nolan. It'll be called "The Dark Knight Rises," and it won't be in 3D. Plus, a little while ago, we discovered that actor Tom Hardy will be joining the cast of the film in a role that most assume to be villainous in nature. But Nolan also debunked something that many had believed to be a certainty: that one of the classics in the Batman rogue's gallery, The Riddler (previously played by Jim Carrey in "Batman Forever"), would be the villain in the picture.

Christopher Nolan Talks Decision To Make 'The Dark Knight Rises' In 2D

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 28, 2010 12:51 PM
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"We're Finishing Something, And Keeping A Consistency With What's Come Before Has Real Value"Christopher Nolan's announcement yesterday regarding his third Batman film brought news both surprising -- the yeast-y title "The Dark Knight Rises," the revelation that the villain wouldn't be The Riddler, who's been rumored for years at this point -- and unsurprising -- the confirmation that Nolan, no fan of the 3D craze, wouldn't shoot the new film in three dimensions.

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