Casting rumours about Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film continue.
After the whispers about Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy and who they might play, attention has now turned to possible leading ladies.
It is believed that one of the parts will be a new love interest for Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), while the other will be a villain, and that director Nolan has had meetings with Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley.
While Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman are excellent actresses, I reckon that (out of those six) Nolan will go for Blake Lively as the love interest (who is inevitably kidnapped and needs to be rescued) and then cast Anne Hathaway, against type, as a villain. Although she’s played recovering addicts and a gay cowboy’s beard, the actress still has the reputation of only playing demure girl-next-door types, by appearing as a bad-ass in a huge superhero movie, she’ll finally be able to shake the image.