It has also been reported that Nolan and his writing partners, brother Jonathan Nolan and David Goyer, who used Batman: Year One as a basis for Batman Begins and The Long Halloween for The Dark Knight, are now using Prey for the basis of The Dark Knight Rises. Prey features Hugo strange prominently. The supposed leaked script also seems to follow this storyline.
Other rumors revealed Nolan's choices for six lead actresses to fill roles for two main parts. One as a villain and one as a love interest. Natalie Portman and Marion Cotillard were rumored to be a part of that elite group, but the pregnancy of both has eliminated them from the list.
Collider has Naomi Watts cast as Vicki Vale and Eva Green as Talia al Ghul. The story also revealed a new look to the Batmobile and Batcave. An excerpt from that articled revealed:
"Our source 'Raphael' tells us that the new Batmobile (aka The Tumbler) has been redesigned as a sleeker version, but still powerfull with all the gadgets. As for the Batcave, it will b e the same cave we saw in Batman Begins and they're attempting to keep the classic stuff like the circular bay for the Batmobile, but keep the look modern. They're also setting up the Batcomputer and storage for the Batsuits. And if there is a new Batmobile and a new Batcave, is it possible we'll be getting a new Batsuit in The Dark Knight Rises? (Hint, hint)"
Heat Vision has also reported that Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Kate Mara, Gemma Arterton, Kiera Knightley, Charlotte Riley are scheduled for screen tests. The rumor screen tests are about to commence are confirmed by a comment that Christian Bale made to THR at the NBR Gala, stating he had to get back to Los Angeles to work on screen tests with his possible co-stars.
Here are the odds of these lovely ladies being cast in The Dark Knight Rises:
|Odds 3:2. Providing she doesn't price herself out of the running|
|Odds 5:1. May not be able to play an International Femme Fetale' like Talia al Ghul|
|Odds 10:1. She'll have to knock Nolan's socks off to get this one|
|Odds 20:1. She getting ready to do Hansel and Gretel, Witch Hunters, which will probably have scheduling issues|
|Odds 2:1. She may be a runner up.|
|Odds unknown. Would Nolan cast her and boyfriend Tom Hardy in the same movie.|
I'd love to see them all in the next Batman movie, but my money is on Anne Hathaway right now. Any opinions?