Joseph Gordon-Levitt is John Blake, Marion Cotillard is Miranda Tate in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

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After months of speculation we finally have confirmation on Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard. Warner Bros. just issued a press release confirming that Joseph Gordon will play John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon. Marion Cotillard will play Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham.

Check out the full press release:

BURBANK, CA, April 19, 2011 – Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have joined the cast of “The Dark Knight Rises,” the epic conclusion to the Dark Knight legend.

Cotillard will appear as Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham.

Gordon-Levitt will play John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon.

The film reunites the actors with Christopher Nolan, who recently directed them in the award-winning blockbuster “Inception.”

The director stated, “When you collaborate with people as talented as Marion and Joe, it comes as no surprise that you would want to repeat the experience. I immediately thought of them for the roles of Miranda and Blake, and I am looking forward to working with both of them again.”

Heading the cast of “The Dark Knight Rises,” Christian Bale stars as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The main cast also includes Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle and Tom Hardy as Bane.

Nolan will direct the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan, from a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Christopher Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner, Emma Thomas, and Charles Roven.

“The Dark Knight Rises” is slated for release on July 20, 2012. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

What do you think of this casting news? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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  • http://twitter.com/jamilemon Jamil Ahmed

    Surprising roles.

  • Jimbo5

    Miranda.  Is that a reference to Adam West’s Batman era record, “Miranda”?

  • Mark Traylor

    This looks effing awesome. P.S. You’re all a bunch of massive benders. So GAY.

  • Ferg10p

    he is so hawaian looking and a has a rubber-band-knoted-face!!! 

  • Peter James

    The only thing I wish for is for a forth chapter (movie) of Batman, Christoper Nolan is a geniuo, he can pull it of

  • Supersamm88

    I think its dumb to think c.nolan will do the same thing he did on batman begins with ducard as ghul nd tate as talia. Think about it. The story has changed so what if both catwoman and tate are his daughters. Since the league knows of both bruce and batman they’ll use that and have bane as a 3rd distraction. As for JGL, he’ll help batman and become batman beyond! C.Bale said in an interview “batman doesn’t need robin.” Uh oh?