The Hollywood Reporter just broke major casting news! Actor Josh Pence has been added to the cast of The Dark Knight Rises. His role may surprise you, and gives a huge hint to the direction the story is going. I’m going to put it in spoiler tags — continue reading at your own discretion.

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Josh Pence, who played opposite Armie Hammer as Tyler Winklevoss in The Social Network (where Hammer’s face was superimposed on his), has been cast as a young Ra’s Al Ghul in Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan‘s new Batman movie.

The story line has also been kept locked up in the Batcave but Pence’s casting throws more than a few crumbs to follow. Ra’s Al Ghul was played by Liam Neeson in Batman Begins, thus paving the way for a possible return of the supposedly dead character. Also, while the studio never confirmed Cottilard’s character, it has been rumored to be that of Thalia Al Ghul, the daughter of Batman’s mentor-turned-enemy.

Sources say Pence will appear in scenes that take place 30 years prior to the present story.

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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter