The Dark Knight Rises may have been spoiled already, but SPOILER WARNINGS for The Dark Knight Rises as well as The Avengers just in case.
In response to heavy internet speculation that Marion Cotillard would be playing Talia al Ghul, the daughter of Liam Neeson's character from Batman Begins, in Christopher Nolan's third Batman film, the Oscar-winning actress has declared in no uncertain terms that those rumors are incorrect. In a recent interview with Hollywood Reporter, Cotillard insists that her character, "Miranda Tate," is actually "a very, very small role." She goes on to describe Miranda Tate as "fascinated by Wayne Enterprises. They go through difficulties, and she wants to help provide the world clean energies. She's a good guy."
There are two possibilities: 1) This is true, and we've all been barking up the wrong tree, or 2) Internet speculation and journalism has potentially ruined a twist in Nolan's film. The former is entirely possible, but the internet news cycle already seems to have uncovered that Talia al Ghul is in the film, as a young child, in a flashback. So it makes sense that an older Talia will show up at some point. If that's Marion Cotillard, and it's supposed to be a big reveal, then it makes sense that she'd like about it. Remember when Clark Gregg told CraveOnline, in no uncertain terms, that Agent Coulson wasn't going to die in The Avengers? What was he supposed to do, ruin the f*cking movie?
Then again, in the internet's defense, if Nolan is using Talia al Ghul as a big twist, maybe he shouldn't have made it so ridiculously obvious.
Either way, we'll find out all the answers when The Dark Knight Rises is released on July 20.
CraveOnline will be back with more The Dark Knight Rises pseudo-news after Joseph Gordon-Levitt confirms he isn't Bat-Mite. (Yeah, right. Whatever you say, Joe...)