Tom Hardy joins Batman 3 cast [Update: Warner Bros. Responds]

Tom Hardy joins 'The Dark Knight Rises' cast

Tom Hardy was a main character in Inception, and it looks like he may be reuniting with Christopher Nolan in Batman 3. Deadline’s Mike Fleming posted exclusive news today. Here’s what he had to say:

I’m told that Hardy has been set by his Inception director Chris Nolan for a lead role in the next Batman film at Warner Bros. Insiders are keeping the role secret and won’t even say if he’s up for a villain role, but that seems a reasonable assumption.

While this should still be taken as a rumor, Deadline is a very reliable source and has a reputation of breaking a lot of Hollywood movie news. If this turns out to be true, who do you think Tom Hardy will be playing? Let me know in the comments!

Update: Warner Bros. official response to this rumor? “No comment.” [via BOF]