Rumours of Dark Knight Rises female villain casting
The rumour mill is churning double time at the moment with the story of the alleged six actresses who are meeting with Christopher Nolan in order to be considered for two female roles in The Dark Knight Rises.
It's all rumour at the moment, but while reading the story and trying to figure out who the female villain character would be, I cast my mind onto Tom Hardy and what role he would play, and there's a role that would have suited him straight out of Bronson (Filmstalker review).
First up let's tackle the rumour of the actresses who are apparently about to meet Christopher Nolan to discuss two female roles in The Dark Knight Rises. One is apparently a love interest for Bruce Wayne and the other is a villain.
Of course this is all rumour, but it's interesting to try and think who that female villain character could be, someone we've met before in the Batman universe?
Who would you chose for the love interest and who for the villain? I'd say Weisz would be a great villain, but then so would Lively and Portman I think. Mind you, there is something to be said about this list being a list of go to actresses in Hollywood anyway. Throw in a few more and you'd have a complete list to pull up for a lot of casting rumours.
However it's when the story touched on the Tom Hardy casting, from Deadline, in the film that I thought of what role he might play, and with my mind flitting onto the role he played in Bronson I thought about the character of Bane. Now if he was back to the fitness level he was in that film then you could see him playing a Bane-esque character.
However I think, as always, Nolan will have something special and rather surprising in mind for us with The Dark Knight Rises, and with all Nolan films there's not so much joy and pleasure working out who's doing what before the film arrives, he keeps the surprises for the screen.