Late last week a 165 page script titled The Dark Knight Rises appeared online. I didn’t report on it because the script was clearly written by a dedicated fan. Poor grammar, a cluttered plot, and inclusion of The Riddler all pointed to this being fake. Recently, the script has made headlines on several large websites — just know anything you’ve read about script details is fan fiction. The only official script news is that Christopher Nolan handed in a draft last month and the cast should be getting it sometime this month.
Another story that’s been making the rounds today relate to the photos above of Tom Hardy. Hardy was photographed Sunday with what appears to be a beard and shaved head. This has lead to speculation that Hardy is already preparing for his role in The Dark Knight Rises, Hugo Strange perhaps? While it’s certainly possible, I wouldn’t jump to conclusions just yet. Tom Hardy is scheduled to film The Wettest County in the World before he shows up in Gotham City. I did a bit of digging and I’m not entirely sure if Hardy is completely bald under that hat. Photos of Hardy at a Lakers game last Friday are after the break. Does his hair look shorter in the photos above? Take a look and judge for yourself.