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A “key villain” role for Matthew Modine in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES?

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
May 31st, 2011

It was announced just over a week ago that Matthew Modine, who most famously played Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick's FULL METAL JACKET, would be taking up an unnamed role in Christopher Nolan's next Batman film THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. It was originally believed that he would take up one of the smaller background roles that Nolan's series has been known for, but now we are getting reports otherwise.

You can check out who Modine might be playing after the break!

Word is that Modine will play the role of Nixon, a politician who will be a "key villain" in the film. It isn't surprising that Modine would play a politician in the film, his persona would be fitting for that sort of role. Not to mention every Batman film needs some sort of politician in it to either stand behind The Dark Knight, or aspire to bring an end to his vigilantism.

This isn't something that is confirmed as of yet, but it seems as though it could likely be true. I have a hunch they'll keep quiet on the role for a good bit longer, as they have been known to do that in the past with the more background characters. Either way, we will definitely know for sure when THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is released on July 20 of next year.

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