Batman News: JGL Playing Alberto Falcone, 'Year One' Girl Maybe Playing 'Year One' Character

March 21, 2011


Thanks to those special heroes on the inside, "insiders," Joseph Gordon-Levitt's role in The Dark Knight Rises has been revealed to likely be Alberto Falcone, the outcast, gaunt-faced son of mob boss Carmine Falcone, played in Batman Begins by Tom Wilkinson. In the comics, the character featured prominently in Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's Long Halloween (a Dark Victory) storyline, in which the young Falcone betrayed his family and became the murderous Holiday, a killer who murdered crime associates on given holidays, making it dangerous for any mafia member to go out and pick up whatever festive milkshake McDonald's had prepared in celebration. Alberto's inclusion certainly fits in line with Nolan's plan to include Batman's more believably real-world villains--rather than those that shout "freeze" puns--but also raises the question of if we'll even have time for a full-on Holiday storyline when the Rogue's Gallery Conference Room is already crowded with at least Catwoman and Bane, whose introductions still need to be made. We'll see!

Also in Batman casting news: Year One love interest Juno Temple is reportedly "being eyed for a supporting role as a street-smart Gotham girl," which, if I may blindly speculate, sounds like the part of Holly Robinson. Introduced in Frank Miller's Batman: Year One arc, Holly Robinson was a young prostitute and Catwoman ally, and she has nothing to do with Holly Robinson Peete, even though information on the Hangin' with Mr. Cooper co-star is pretty much all you find when you're trying to make sure you got your facts straight about the Batman character. Robinson seems likely, though, yeah? Or maybe Ladyriddler...

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