Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Alberto Falcone in The Dark Knight Rises

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

When we told you yesterday that Juno Temple was joining THE DARK KNIGHT RISES as a street-wise girl in Gotham, we also mentioned that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had officially signed on to star in the next Batman film.  What we didn’t know at the time was who he would be playing in the film.  Well, now comes word that he will be playing Alberto Falcone, the son of Carmine Falcone, who was played by Tom Wilkinson in BATMAN BEGINS.  Over the past couple of months, speculation had gone from The Riddler, Deadshot to even Robin, but director Christopher Nolan decided to tie it back to his first Batman film.

Alberto is also known as The Holiday Killer, who murders a mob boss on certain holidays and is one of the more insane villains in the Batman universe. It’s odd they would use him since he only appeared in a few comics, but Nolan seems to know what he’s doing.  I’m hoping we don’t get too much family drama, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Source: Variety

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