Speculation is already reaching fever point over Christopher Nolan's third Batman film: The Dark Knight Rises and its hard to cut through the hype. This weekend we reported that the third and final film would be based on Doug Moench's Batman: Prey, now today Australian Actress Teresa Palmer has possibly revealed something we suspected for quite some time.
MovieWeb recently caught up with the Australian actress and asked her about the upcoming Batflick, as she was once attached to play Talia al Ghul in the never-made Justice League of America movie. Her answer was fairly surprising.
"I've definitely put the feelers out there with my agents and that would be something I would be really glad to have happen. I doubt I would be one of the actresses high up on Nolan's list. I think they are definitely going after woman with a much bigger profile than I."
So does this mean that Talia al Ghul will be one of the main female characters in The Dark Knight Rises? We reported back in August that Marion Cottilard [Inception] had turned down the role of Selina Kyle & Talia Al Ghul, due to scheduling conflicts. The Dark Knight Rises is said to have two main female roles, one a villain and one a romantic interest. What's kind of hard to tell in the quotes, however, is if Palmer is talking specifically about the one character or one of the female roles in general. She goes on to say,
"I was going to do it with a Russian accent in Justice League of America and I was fitted for all the outfits," she said. Finally, Palmer had this to say about playing Talia al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises.
"It is the longest shot in history for sure but I've put my name out there with my agents and things. So we'll see who ends up doing that role. My managers made the phone calls but I'm pretty sure that they will end up going with a big name girl"
It's hard to specify what "that role" means she has been attached to play Talia Al Ghul before. Considering Nolan's series began with Talia's father, Ra's al Ghul [Liam Neeson], Batman Begins, it would be fitting to have Talia appear in the final film of the trilogy.