Anyone who regularly reads ScreenCrave knows that we’re chomping at the bit for the massively anticipated new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, which is not only the final film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, but is also poised to be one of the biggest blockbusters in recent memory.  So far, we know the film takes place eight years after The Dark Knight, and features Bane and Catwoman as the primary villains.  Well, now we know something else: one of the performers in the film let it slip who his/her/it’s (trying to avoid spoilers above the jump!) character was, and it’s a doozy of a villain from the classic Batman comics.  Curious who it is?  Dig in after the jump.

There has been a lot of speculation that Marion Cotillard, who is officially signed on to play a woman named “Miranda Tate,” would actually be playing Talia al Ghul, the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, the villain portrayed by Liam Neeson in Batman Begins.  Cotillard, however, has consistently denied this.

Well, just this week, 12 year old actress Joey King (who bears a remarkable resemblance to Cotillard), slipped and admitted the following to My Entertainment World:

I play young Talia al Ghul. I can’t give too much away because I promised Mr. Nolan I wouldn’t say anything. There are too many secrets about the character and the movie.

Well, there you have it—Talia al Ghul, classic villainess from the Batman comics, is now confirmed to be in The Dark Knight Rises.  That brings the villain count to three—will that be enough for the final Batman film from Nolan and co.?

Source:  Batman News