Marion Cotillard for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’?

More names linked to Batman sequel

Marion Cotillard is the latest name to be linked with forthcoming Batman sequel The Dark Knight Rises.

The film, due out next year, will complete Christopher Nolan‘s trilogy. Casting rumours have been flying around for months now, while Anne Hathaway has been confirmed to play Catwoman, while Tom Hardy has been cast as the Bane character.

Now, according to The Guardian, Cotillard has been in talks for an as-yet-unspecified role. Some fans are predicting that she will land the role of Talia al Guhl, thought to be a central villain in the story.

The character is the daughter of the Ra’s al Guhl character, head of criminal organisation The League Of Shadows. He’s played by Liam Neeson in Batman Begins.

The Dark Knight Rises is one of next year’s most anticipated blockbusters. Gary Oldman, who plays Commissioner Gordon, said that the new film “brings it back to Batman Begins, and really what Christian [Bale] and Bruce Wayne discovers about himself”.