It looks like Chrsitian Bale is going to have his gloved hands full when The Dark Knight Rises in 2012.
In addition to the yummy Anne Hathaway‘s Catwoman and Tom Hardy‘s back-breaking Bane, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has joined the cast as a Bat-villian named The Holiday Killer, a.k.a Alberto Falcone, the son of Gotham city’s crime boss, Carmine Falcone. At least that’s what Hollywood trade paper Variety is reporting.
Entertainment Weekly magazine, however, is suggesting Variety is full of Gotham City garbage and that Gordon-Levitt’s role has yet to be determined. Again, I’m amazed by the rampant speculation and hype for a movie that’s not due to hit theatres until July 20 of next year! Never underestimate the power of fandom, folks.
BEFORE THE BAT, THERE WAS….THE “Z”
It’s public knowledge that one of the influences behind the Dark Knight’s design was another masked man who fought tyranny and injustice on behalf of the common man. That hero is now dead, murdered in cold blood in the first issue of the aptly titled, The Lone Ranger: The Death Of Zorro.
“This series is a really exciting opportunity for me,” says writer Ande Parks. “Not only do I get to write two truly legendary American heroes, but I get to write a defining moment for one of them… his death. This series isn’t just about the death of Zorro, though. It’s about the enormous legacy that he leaves behind. When a hero dies, he leaves behind a legion of people who have been touched by his deeds. Unfortunately, the bad guys that have ended Zorro’s life are a small but powerful army who plan on continuing to victimize the Native Americans Zorro was trying to help. Zorro’s legacy, even as embodied by The Lone Ranger, may not be enough to defeat this army of renegade Civil War bushwhackers.”
The first issue is in stores now and it’s actually a pretty good read. And here’s a fun fact: the first issue features covers by comic legend Alex Ross and professional wrestling icon-turned-artist, Jerry “The King” Lawler! Buy it or Lawler will put you in a sleeper hold!
AND FOR DESSERT….SOME CHEESECAKE!
If we’re going to talk hype, what about the pic of Wonder Woman Adrianne Palicki that’s been making the rounds? I’m not sure how I feel about the deviation from the classic Lynda Carter outfit, but NBC just wants to promote the show as quickly and cheaply as possible, and they’ve succeeded.
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt not Playing Alberto Falcone in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES After All? (geektyrant.com)
- Adrianne Palicki: ‘Wonder Woman’ First Look! (justjared.buzznet.com)