Friday, May 6, 2011

Rumors and Half Truths | 'Dark Knight Rises'

Is this Ra's Al Ghul's Lazarus Pit? 

Ever since Josh Pence was hired( The Social Network), rumors of his role as Bruce Wayne's mentor has been buzzing around the interwebs.

Marion Cotillard (Inception) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock From the Sun) were brought on last month with their roles as "Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham” and “John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon," respectively.  Rumor surrounding those two is that Cotillard will play Talia Al Ghul, Batman's love interest and Ra's Al Ghul's daughter with Gordon-Levitt as Alberto Falcone, Carmine Falcone's homicidal son. Now while this may seem an overload of villainy, who's to say Batman can't take them on and Bane at the same time?!

BTW: here's a short explanation of the Lazarus Pits - enjoy!
   A Lazarus pit is a natural phenomenon primarily used by Ra's al Ghul to regenerate his body. When used to heal or to bring someone back to life, that person is rendered temporarily insane (although one instance when it was used for the Joker, it temporarily rendered him sane). Each Lazarus Pit has the ability to permanently heal the injuries of another, revitalize their youth, and in many cases, resurrect the dead. For maximum efficiency however, a decedent must be placed within the Lazarus pit within a relatively short period of time following their death. Although older bodies may be resurrected, there is no guarantee that they will return in perfect condition.

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