UPDATED: Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Alberto Falcone in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Updated: According to EW, Gordon-Levitt is not playing Alberto Falcone. Until we get any sort of official word from Gordon-Levitt, Nolan, or the studio, consider speculation dead 'round these parts. -Kate
There have been a lot of rumors regarding who Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play since he was cast in Christopher Nolan's upcoming film, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. It's been speculated he'd play infamous sidekick Robin, then there was some murmur about him as The Riddler, and finally Alberto Falcone.
Variety has now reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play the gangster, Alberto Falcone, also known as The Holiday Killer, in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Alberto Falcone is the son of Mafia head Carmine Falcone, who was played in BATMAN BEGINS by Tom Wilkinson. Since Batman ended Carmine's mafia kingdom in BATMAN BEGINS, I'm guessing Alberto will come back and try to avenge his father, bringing things full circle.
Alberto Falcone plays a big part of the Batman graphic novel, The Long Halloween, which has notably influenced Nolan in his three Batman films. His casting also makes sense given the storyline that ties him in with Catwoman (Anne Hathaway).
Do you think Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a good choice for the role?