First spoiler for The Dark Knight Rises emerges
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
I wrote “spoiler” in the title and I wrote “spoiler warning” in bold before the article started. I didn’t show a picture of the surprise returning character and I didn’t even put a page tag of the person’s name. So if you’re still reading this, you have no right to be upset if the reported spoiler reveal upsets you. I gave you plenty of warning. If you are still reading, then you’re probably wondering when I’m going to get to it. And to make it difficult for those of you that like to skim, I’m going to rattle off a number of actors that have died or been replaced in the previous films and have nothing to do with this post, including Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gylenhaal, Ken Watanabe, Katie Holmes and Tom Wilkinson.
Okay, okay, the actor reportedly reprising his role is Liam Neeson, who of course played Henri Ducard/Ra’s Al Ghul in BATMAN BEGINS and supposedly, he’s already been spotted on set. We kind of knew that his character was going to be appearing in some form or fashion since Josh Pence had signed on to play a younger version of Neeson’s character. So it makes perfect sense that Liam would do a cameo of sorts.
I’m sure there are plenty more surprises on the way given the hype the film already has and director Christopher Nolan’s penchant for secrecy. The film stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Cain and opens July 20th, 2012. If you haven’t already, check out what might be THE DARK KNIGHT RISES logo.