Natalie Portman to star in The Dark Knight Rises?

Chris Nolan meets actresses

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Chris Nolan has been meeting up with some of Hollywood's finest actresses to discuss two female roles in his upcoming The Dark Knight Rises.

With the part of a love interest and a separate female villain apparently up for grabs, Deadline report that Nolan has met with Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley.

Though we know nothing about either roles as yet, we do know that the main female villains of the Batverse are Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Talia Al Ghul and Harley Quinn. So it’s pretty safe to assume one of those will appear in Nolan’s third and purportedly final Batman.

Who’ll get cast? Natalie Portman as Catwoman could just be the most amazing idea we’ve ever heard, so claws crossed on that front.

Take another look at that list though, and then remember that Christopher Nolan is also producing the next Superman film - could it be that Nolan wants Natalie Portman for Lois Lane? Again with the awesome.

That said, both she and Blake Lively are part of other comic book universes (Thor and Green Lantern), meaning it’s rather unlikely they'll go for another stereotype-baiting comic movie.

Meanwhile, Nolan is rumoured to be shooting the entire movie in IMAX, after the success of The Dark Knight’s run in the giant-screened cinemas.

This already sounds like the most awesome film we’ll see in 2012.

Who should Nolan cast in The Dark Knight Rises? Tell us below...


    • QuietLife

      Nov 12th 2010, 9:06

      Natalie Portman and Gary Oldman back together again?!?! Please make this happen Mr Nolan! By the way, she'd make an awesome Harley Quinn!!

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    • mattjones

      Nov 12th 2010, 9:58

      As much as I love Harley Quinn I'm not sure she would fit in the Nolan Batverse. Give her her own film!

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    • mcghater

      Nov 12th 2010, 11:34

      please be harley

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    • louisyunghoi

      Nov 14th 2010, 11:36

      Please - no Catwoman. Harley Quinn strikes me as the only suitable fit for Nolan's Batman universe which can follow on from the Joker's shenanigans. Put Joseph Gordon Levitt in a straight jacket taking an anarchic backseat cameo vicariously messing with Bats mind via Harley Quinn (in psychologist mode - not S&M coulrophiliac mode). Chuck in Talia Al Ghul and you've got a villian for Bruce Wayne (a counterbalance to Harley being Batman's opponent)

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    • marc96

      Nov 14th 2010, 19:11

      unlike everyone else on here i dont know much about the batman universe and dont know who harley quinn is and wont deny it, but a batman film with joseph gordan- levitt, tom hardy & natalie portman cannot be bad! i have complete faith in the nolans & cant wait the third film

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