In obvious Batman 3 news, director Christopher Nolan is apparently meeting with actresses this week in order to find his female lead for the upcoming Batman film. As we reported just a couple of weeks ago, Nolan has already set his Inception star Tom Hardy to join the next Bat-flick, and now casting for the film seems to be moving right along. Moviehole reports that several young actresses (late 20’s to early 30’s) will be visiting Warner Bros. this week to meet with Nolan and producers. Security is so tight on the film that many of the leading ladies don’t know what role they’ll be reading for. So yes, that means we don’t know either, but that shouldn’t stop us from the joy of speculating. For more, including what we know so far about Batman 3, hit the jump.
Since Maggie Gyllenhaal was dispatched in The Dark Knight, the franchise is left without a leading female role. However, don’t be so quick to jump to the conclusion that Nolan is casting another romantic foil for Bruce Wayne. Currently, we have no idea who the villain of the next flick will be, so it’s possible that Nolan is casting Wayne’s antagonist for the film. Will the villain be Catwoman? What about Harley Quinn? Or Talia al Ghul? The Batman universe has a strong cadre of female characters.
What we do know at this point is that Nolan is definitely back as director working from a script written by himself and his brother, Jonathan Nolan, and the film is set for a July 20, 2012 release date. Michael Caine previously said that filming would “probably start in May” of next year. Nolan has also stated that they had found a nice way to round out the trilogy and to bring the story he began in Batman Begins to a close, so it’s presumed that this will be his last foray into the Batman legacy.
So what about you, Bat-fans? What role do you think Nolan’s casting for and who do you think would be the best choice?