Would Christopher Nolan rather be making Inception 2 than Batman 3? A French magazine reports that the dreamworld caper’s Marion Cotillard is set to join the cast of The Dark Knight Rises. Her rep told The Hollywood Reporter that the deal is “in discussion, nothing has been confirmed,” but if she does get a spot in the upcoming blockbuster, she’ll potentially be reacquainted with Inception co-stars Tom Hardy (confirmed to be the villain Bane), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (in talks to play one of Bane’s accomplices), and of course, Michael Caine, who will undoubtedly return as Alfred. No word yet if Scarecrow Cillian Murphy will be returning as well, but it would seem unfair not to let him cameo.
The news isn’t a total surprise, as Nolan has no qualms about re-using actors: Caine has been in every Nolan film since Batman Begins, advising Christian Bale in both the Batcave and in The Prestige. But not only is the roll call getting rather familiar, but the list of stars is also getting pretty deep—are you ready for a movie with Cotillard and Catwoman Anne Hathaway? Maybe Leonardo DiCaprio can show up sweating in the corner of Bruce Wayne’s mind during a nightmare.
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