Joey King Confirms Huge ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Plot Spoiler

The 13-year-old actress talks about her role in Christopher Nolan’s final Batman adventure.

Joey King confirms playing Talia al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises
Joey King confirms playing Talia al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises
12-year-old actress Joey King has confirmed she is playing young Talia al Ghul in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. We reported in May that Joey King joined the cast, but it was unclear which role she is playing. Here's what she had to say in a recent interview below.

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

We reported in December that actress Leilah De Meza was offered the young Talia al Ghul role, but her mother turned it down since Christopher Nolan wanted Leilah De Meza to go bald for the part.

There is still speculation that Marion Cotillard will become the adult Talia al Ghul, even after it was confirmed that she is playing Wayne Enterprises executive Miranda Tate.

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012 and stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.

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  1. Jay.A.Ottley

    Actually guys she really hasn't given nothing away, lol because Nolan has you all fooled

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  2. Scruffnutz89

    i think nolan is gonna sue this poor lil girl lol ......

    3 years agoby @Scruffnutz89Flag

  3. Dfella504

    who give a sh*t.....its all bout da movie as a whole dick head

    3 years agoby @dfellaFlag

  4. Ghostman

    For all we know, this could very well be a false accusation as she will "mis-lead us" into believing she plays a young Talia.

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  5. Rise-a-knight

    not much of a spoiler

    3 years agoby @rise-a-knightFlag

  6. Josh

    Yeah, she's not really spoiling anything given the amount of speculation around this. I'm just glad that somebody confirmed it. I don't think anyone is surprised. The only thing that would really surprise me now is if someone dropped the bomb that Hugo Strange is secretly in the film. But given that we're seeing flashbacks of Ra's and Talia, it seems like she'll be playing a pretty significant role in the story.

    Cool, man.

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  7. Thomas Clarke (Kiion)

    I wonder if through this leak she is in a lot of trouble with Nolan, makes u wonder

    3 years agoby @thomasclarkeFlag

  8. slysnide

    @Jan-Stevens: So imdb, wiki, etc have been reporting the opposite. Either way, if Modine can't even dish out the basics on Nixon, then there's no damn way with all the denials for months on end that you get permission to spill the beans. Plus, she says that "I promised Chris I wouldn't say anything." So yeah, the label still stands. If you're instructed not to say anything, then you don't say anything.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  9. Orionbolt

    Quick! Someone get this girl a job at Movieweb!

    3 years agoby @orionboltFlag

  10. Alan Solares

    U kno that girl is making more money than that other kid's family now....HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    3 years agoby @Alan-SolaresFlag

  11. Jan Stevens

    Hey @slysnide - Juno Temple's character was/is "Street Smart Gotham Girl", not Joey King's character.... who's the dumbass??

    3 years agoby @Jan-StevensFlag

  12. WongFu

    Batman had a kid, that I didn't know. I haven't been reading the comic in so long. As for this news... no da

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  13. slysnide

    Dumbass, if Nolan doesn't want you spoiling it, then don't. There's a reason you were labeled a "street smart gotham girl."

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  14. GGfacePALMs

    Interesting. SPOILER COMING!! for those who don't know Talia al Ghul... a wiki search of her name will tell you that's she's batman's love interest as well as the mother of Damian Wayne, the fifth Robin.

    3 years agoby @ggfacepalmsFlag

  15. ROFLitschristian

    @dan1 But what I'm saying is that they kind of share the same principle. I do get what you're saying and this is obviously more professional and works for a better cause, but like I said, principle.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  16. ejk1

    Honestly, this was one of the worst kept secret in movie history. We all knew Talia was going to appear; the reappearance of Ras virtually assured that. Nolan probably told her to say this to remove that speculation from the rumor mill.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  17. the Narrator

    Lol. It's cool how she calls him "Mr. Christopher Nolan". that's probably what I'd call him as well, on set.

    @dan1, thought the exact same thing when I saw this.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  18. Bane5000

    Hope she enjoyed her first...and last time working with Nolan, u kow hes not gonna hire her for another film if she cant keep her mouth shut LoL

    But c'mon,her revealing Talia is in the film...who really didnt see this one coming? :]

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  19. Dan

    @ROFLitschristian There is a difference between a parent that ruins their child's childhood by making them take part in those circuses called beauty pageants during their young years, and having your child involved in a single movie that requires their head shaved, and with a payout that probably trumps any pageant winnings.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  20. ROFLitschristian

    @dan1 Actually you know what's funny now that I think about it? People, including me, are always dogging the parents that force their kids to do such ridiculous things for beauty pageants, but we finally hear that there's a mother out there that WON'T abuse her child for fame and fortune, and we dog her for not doing it. WTF?! LoL.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  21. ROFLitschristian

    @dan1 RIGHT!?!? They're going to watch this film and the whole time they're gonna think, "Oh sh*t. Dammit!"

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  22. ROFLitschristian

    "I can't give too much away..." Well, about that...

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  23. Dan

    And this article reminded me of how stupid that mother was, not having her daughter be in a major, surefire blockbuster all because she didn't want her head shaven. Hair regrows. Dumbass.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  24. Dan

    @caifa Yeah that's not even a little cre-... oh wait, it kinda is.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  25. caifa

    wow. not being creepy, but she' really cute, she'll will beat meagan fox easy...and anyother...whenever she grows up....

    3 years agoby @caifaFlag

  26. the MovieGhost

    Very cool, very cool.

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  27. Gandoff

    So we know there will be flash backs, and Raj will play a major part, if in a history flash for the story in Batman moving forward. And Talia will also be in the film in some way. Nothing big here that has not been talked about for a real long while.

    3 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  28. Dan

    If any of you are honestly surprised by this, you clearly haven't been paying attention.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  29. Heisenberg

    nothin new here we all knew who she was playin.I have a feelin this might be the best Batman movie from Nolan n Co. :crosses fingers: July 20th plz hurry the F*CK UP!! :D

    3 years agoby @HeisenbergFlag

  30. CelluloidDreams

    I play young Talia al Ghul. I can't give too much away ....WHATEVER!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

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