With production on Christopher Nolan’s unbelievably anticipated The Dark Knight Rises getting ready to begin production soon, the director is filling out the rest of his cast. The latest actor to join the project is The Social Network actor Josh Pence. Heat Vision reports that the actor will take on the role of a young Ra’s Al Ghul in a flashback. Liam Neeson portrayed Al Ghul in Batman Begins, and this casting confirms reports that Nolan really is tying his trilogy together with this last installment in his Batman franchise. There are also rumors that Ra’s daughter, Talia Al Ghul will appear in The Dark Knight Rises (Marion Cotillard, perhaps?)
Now, you may not remember seeing Pence’s face in The Social Network, but that’s because you never did. Pence played opposite Armie Hammer as one half of the Winklevoss twins, but his face was digitally replaced with Hammer’s to accurately reflect the two as identical twins. The Dark Knight Rises now stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Juno Temple. The film hits theaters July 20th, 2012.