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JGL = AF! Maybe Not!
Posted by: Jett
March 20, 2011

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AN FYI REGARDING THE STORY BELOW: Following VARIETY.COM’s report the other day that Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s role in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES was that of Alberto Falcone, I revealed the name of a Batman villain that I had heard JGL might be playing. I figured, what the hell -- JGL is Alberto, so that other character must have been a red herring and/or false information.

Then EW.COM posted a reporting saying that JGL is in TDKR, but NOT as Alberto Falcone.

Doh!

While I still feel that the original VARIETY report is correct, I edited my story below so that the name of the character is no longer included…just in case.

No one asked me to remove any part of the story, so there’s no shenanigans going here, OK? It’s my policy not to reveal information that the filmmakers do not want public and I certainly hope that such a thing didn’t briefly, but inadvertently, take place. - Jett

UPDATE! March 21, 2011: According to EW.COM, Joseph Gordon-Levitt IS in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, but NOT as Alberto Falcone. The original report is below...

THE ORIGINAL STORY: Via VARIETY.COM, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's role in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES has been revealed: Alberto Falcone.


JGL/Alberto Falcone

In the comics, Alberto Falcone is of course the son of mobster Carmine Falcone. He is also the serial killer know as "The Holiday Killer" and is featured prominently in THE LONG HALLOWEEN and its sequel, DARK VICTORY.

Great casting! With the return of the Falcone family, I wonder if Selina Kyle (to be played by Anne Hathaway) will have any ties to them?

If you want to to do some "research" on Alberto Falcone and the entire Falcone family in the comics, may I suggest...

Though I can't imagine anyone reading this right now that hasn't read those two classics! Regardless...

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES hits theaters on JULY 20, 2012!


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