When it comes to the Nolanverse of Batman, nothing can be certain. Director Christopher Nolan usually keeps plot info under lock and key until he’s good and ready to release it to the world. In the case of The Dark Knight Rises, we know for sure that the film will feature Catwoman and Bane and an unidentified character played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Beyond that everything is speculation. The latest rumors regarding the sequel come from BadassDigest where they’ve gotten word of another dark force that might appear in TDKR. Check it out…

According to the source:

Anne Hathaway will be Catwoman in the movie. I can’t tell you what role she has in the beginning, but by the end of the story Catwoman isn’t a villain but rather an ally of Batman. And who are they teaming up to take out? The League of Shadows. Headed by Talia Al’Ghul. With Bane, who is her muscle/possible love interest. And with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in tow. Is he playing Black Mask? My source didn’t know, but did know that Levitt is certainly an antagonist and involved with the League of Shadows.

Hmmm, this is all fine and dandy and it makes a lot of sense, but can it be trusted? Nolan is too careful to allow such details to leak onto the net. Also, is anyone else worried about the multiple villains in this movie? We trust whole heartedly in Nolan’s vision but sometimes we have Batman & Robin flashbacks.

We have to remind ourselves that we don’t know who everyone is playing, nor the size of their parts. Batman Begins had three major villains, The Dark Knight had more than five if you count all the random gangsters that got screentime and that movie was great. Either way, we’re  holding out for something a little more official.

What do you think of The League of Shadows appearing in TDKR? Do you think it’s legit?