Marion Cotillard on her role in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

A few weeks ago, after months of speculation, we learned that Marion Cotillard would be joining The Dark Knight Rises cast as Miranda Tate. 24 Frames caught up with Cotillard recently and asked about her new role. Cotillard was light on the details, but did have this to say:

Asked by 24 Frames in a recent interview about her part in the film, Cotillard responded with a coy, “My role is a secret, as is the whole project.” So speculation about who she’ll actually be — from a love interest of Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne/Batman to a more shadowy character — can run riot.

Cotillard did offer some thoughts on why she joined the film — namely, a chance to reunite with Nolan. And she said she has a specific regard for Batman among pretty much all the superheroes out there.Just what is it about Batman that makes him so appealing to the actress? It’s that brooding thing. “I think it’s that he’s human,” Cotillard said. “He can’t really fly, and he doesn’t have superpowers. And he has that darkness inside.”

What could be so secret about a Wayne Enterprises board member, eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham? Perhaps there’s more to Ms. Tate than meets the eye. We’ll have to wait and see what impact she ends up having on Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises.

SOURCE: 24 Frames

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  • Bubbashelby

    Remember as Batman Begins led up to release and Liam was ‘Ducard,’ not Ra’s. Well, I’m pretty sure ‘Ms. Tate’ will be revealed to be Talia in this movie.

    • Anonymous

      butathats just the thing, itd be way to obvous why do it again?

      I’m calling it now Joseph Gordon Levvit is Talia!

      • Mr_Mac

        Maybe this time batman has figured out before she acts that she’s really Talia. Its a signifier as how Batman has improved since he first became the Dark Knight.

        I do agree that no one would see JGL as Talia coming though!

  • hmm … i remember talia al ghul running luthor corp at one time .

  • Anonymous

    It’s so obvious! Miranda Tate is going to be Robin! :P

  • Stuarth67

    Great actress she was brilliant in inception

  • Marion <3

    A wonderful actress ! She’s very amazing ! I can’t wait to see her in this movie ! <3

  • Mr_Mac

    In my opinion, might be a long shot but Miranda Tate is Talia.

    She knows that Batman is Bruce because Bane has figured out who he is and is in unity with her in the League of Shadows and maybe a love intrest and heir or maybe leader of them now. Which links back to the novel Knighfall which I will eat my hat if it isnt used in TDKR somehow.

    Anyway she wants to destroy bruce wayne both mentally and econmically the only thing that batman has, his money which you can say is his superpower and his rules.

    But as not to copy Batman Begins and as a signifier as to how Batman has improved so to speak as he has become batman and smartened up. He discovers that she is Talia before she has a chance to destroy him. Which maybe is why they are shooting a short scene in the fort in India, maybe Batman is searching it for something about Talia.

    Dunno how Catwoman might fit in though. Like I said its a long shot but in my opinion it would fit pretty well.

    • Anonymous

      I’m gettin so pumped for this movie as more and more news comes out, but oddly enough I find myself forgetting that Catwoman will even be in this. It’s all about Bane and Talia and LOS and what the “flashback” scene will be. Selina who?

      • Mr_Mac

        I know, She must be vital otherwise Nolan wouldnt of cast her. But she is casted as “Selina Kyle” so unlikely as it is Catwoman might not even be in the movie.

  • Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

    In the movie, Bruce will say to Miranda that he looked on the Screen Rant comments section and knows that she is actually Talia Al Ghul.
    Miranda will say, “Oh god, you’re one of those Tate=Talia fanboys? What a douche, I bet you still think that the Riddler is going to be in this too.”
    And then Jett from Batman on Film will make a cameo out of nowhere and announce, “See, I knew all along!”

    • Mr_Mac

      haha, that did make me laugh. Well it would explain how batman found out it she was really Talia.

    • Anonymous

      HOLY CRAP! I can’t believe you literally stole my post verbatim from on 4/24/11. (Although you did change it from imdb to screen rant) Seriously shameful and pathetic. I mean, I guess I don’t really care, just wanted to point out your stolen line matches your stolen name.

      Actually I guess I’m flattered that I wrote something funny enough to be ripped off.

      • For fuck sakes, you’re right! Hey Nicole, I hope you’re hot, or things will get ugly for ya, you little comment burglar!

        • Anonymous

          Lol, imagine my surprise when I read something that I had posted a couple of weeks ago! How does that happen? I guess the internet is a small world after all…

          • Antrozous

            So since it´s your comment I´ll ask you instead:

            Those who believe Tate is Talia are nothing but fanboys?

  • Keyes

    Marion is amazingly gorgeous. I love her. She’s really beautiful and a really sweet girl. French perfection doesn’t get much purer than her. I hope that she does more American mainstream films from now on.

    • Yeah, she’s hot! She has “smoking type” voice… I wonder what cigarrete’s brand she likes! Maybe some french smoke…

  • Crystal Brain Strawberry Smash

    She’s hot. Oh, and she is going to be Talia too. Oh!

  • Anonymous

    I’m just gonna put this out there, Miranda Tate = Blockbuster.

  • C’mon! It’s obvious that the chick is not just a regular chick… she’ll play a key role, as JGL will do too!

  • Anonymous

    I think people need to keep in mind that most moviegoers don’t know who Talia is. In fact, prior to Batman Begins, most people hadn’t heard of Ra’s Al Ghul. So if it turns out that Cotillard really is Talia, it may not be a big surprise to people who follow the comics, but it will be to the average viewer. So her statements above should be seen in that light.

  • Anonymous

    It sure is a mystery

  • Dan C.

    “Miranda Tate” is Talia in disguise. No doubt.

  • El Magico

    Why wasn’t she casted as Selina Kyle, but that big mouthed woman was.

    • Because Nolan is brilliant and knows what he’s doing.

    • Anonymous

      “Y did they cast dat homo Heath Ledger as teh joker!!!!!! He suxxors”

      • Joemike202

        So true so many other better ppl to play that

        • Anonymous

          I hope you didn’t take what I said seriously. Ledger was great.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah your comment did confuse me ! Have you noticed everyone on the site has just started talking a bit CRAZY ! ( Including myself ) I think were just going MAD = ) waiting for filming to start !

          • I think we need some more substantial news… people are going crazy indeed!

    • I think was ’cause Marion is barely a MILF… I mean, how can she climb stuff? Well, well… I just had a perv thought right now… :/

      • Anonymous

        She can climb on me = ) , Hey did you see my post on the previous thread about recasting The Joker , i thought it was funny , everybody else seems not to think so ! O well !

        • Relax! It was funny… you know, it’s just a question of timing! Is not easy as you think to make laugh in a madhouse! mwhahah

  • Kibuck

    Who bet “Ms. Tate” caracter is a fake identity taken by Talia Raz’Gul ?…

  • Thejokersmiles13

    Such an incredible actress, loved loved her in Inception and can’t wait to see what she brings to The Dark Knight Rises along with with Anne Hathaway and Juno Temple. What a trio of actresses Nolan has brought on board for the finale. I’ll admit I don’t know much about Ms. Temple but I’ve read nice and heard nice things.

  • Marvingabas22

    can she be Poison Ivy..
    Miranda tate …she’s worknig with the league of shadows studying the power of the blue flower.

  • Marvingabas22

    can she be Poison Ivy..Miranda tate …she’s worknig with the league of shadows studying the power of the blue flower.