Marion Cotillard Confirms She Is Not Talia Al Ghul in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

The actress claims she has a very small role, remaining on the side of the good guys throughout this latest sequel.

Why is she dressed like this if Marion Cotillard isn't playing Talia al Ghul?
Why is she dressed like this if Marion Cotillard isn't playing Talia al Ghul?
While it has long been known that Marion Cotillard is playing a character named Miranda Tate in The Dark Knight Rises, it is still heavily speculated to this day that she is actually playing Talia al Ghul, the vengeful daughter of Liam Neeson's Ra's Al Ghul (confirmed to have a cameo in this sequel).

While she still can't say much about her part in the story arc of this trilogy ending climax, Marion Cotillard has now gone on record, confirming that she is not playing Talia al Ghul.

"It was a very, very small role. [I play a business woman who] is fascinated by Wayne Enterprises. They go through difficulties, and she wants to help provide the world clean energies. She's a good guy."

Marion Cotillard then went onto note that she plays a good guy all the way through the film, never switching alliances. As evident by the latest trailer, Miranda Tate and Bruce Wayne will share an intimate moment or two. It is also possible that she is lying about not being Talia Al Ghul. Why else is she dressed in that short robe? It's surely not the attire of a business woman, now is it?

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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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    She did have to lie! What a spoiler that would have beEN!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  2. RonO

    She couldn't confirm her role. It's a big moment in TDKR. She had to put out disinformation or she'd ruin the movie.

    3 years agoby @rono3849Flag

  3. thedude-abides

    Disinformation bullsh*t

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  4. Mystik Johnson

    She is clearly lying. I guess she is just wearing a Middle Eastern-style robe for the Hell of it.

    3 years agoby @Mystik-JohnsonFlag

  5. CBF

    Of course. Just another thing to not have a better film.

    3 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  6. Sean

    @joker926 No, i'm not Dan. @dan1 is another movieweb member.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. Superman81

    @pjwolsker oh no doubt, she has moments with Wayne and from the pictures she is with Bane's men on the tumbler. small role I think not

    3 years agoby @superman81Flag

  8. Pjwolsker

    @superman81 ha i wasnt mad when i said that.. i think she's full of sh*t

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  9. Superman81

    @pjwolsker whoa! calm down there man. I think this was either her idea or Nolan's. they are trying to throw us off track. where is @jay.a.ottley? he seems to have inside info on this movie and might be able to tell us if she is lying or not

    3 years agoby @superman81Flag

  10. Joker926

    @sean Dan?!?!?! o.O

    3 years agoby @joker926Flag

  11. Corey W.

    @ejk1 Oh, very weird reading that article now :P We'll have to wait and see on this one then.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  12. Pjwolsker

    BULL-F*CKING-SH*T!!! you can see in the trailer that she kisses him. Being able to kiss Bruce is not a small role.. and the pics with her and the bad guys.. she's f*cking lying

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  13. ChiRep_1

    Wouldn't be very nice of her to lie/deceive everybody... Call me naive but if she says she isn't playing Talia, I seriously doubt she'll be playing Talia! Sucks tho, it sure does make a lot of sense, especially with her and Bruce kissing in the trailer and all..

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  14. Diaigma

    Bummer. That would have been hot :P

    3 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  15. CelluloidDreams

    Marion Cotillard rocks!!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  16. Josh

    I don't believe her.

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  17. Sean

    @ghostman That's exactly what i am thinking. I think it's only a matter of a short period of time, until it's confirmed that she does indeed play Talia Al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  18. Sean

    @joker926 Yeah, pretty much.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  19. Joker926

    She's Talia.... :p

    3 years agoby @joker926Flag

  20. Ghostman

    Hmmmmm.....I still think she's playing Talia in the movie. We all know it, so why don't you confirm the news already?

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  21. Sean Ryan Culligan

    While she can swear left and right that she is not Talia, this is what we know is 100% true about Talia from the CANON of Batman ( although not all of this is from the same storyline)

    Over the years however Talia has proven an important 'ally' in her way; most prominently, she encourages Batman to return to Gotham City when it (Gotham) is declared a "No Man's Land" following an earthquake, and he (Batman) has lost his fighting spirit and didn't believe he could save Gotham, Talia was there to console him and get him back on the streets.

    Talia is forced into a relationship with Bane because her father sees him as a good replacement as an heir.

    Talia and Catwoman are both after Batmans' Balls ( Talia ends up with Batman's child)

    The biggest clue here is that in "The Batman Begins" she is mentioned in the novelization when Ra's writes to his daughter in Switzerland, and in Ra's' character biography in the DVD special features of the film.

    Here's another thing: Before being named Miranda Tate, her credited role was Sarah Essen, who is Commissioner Gordon's 2nd wife in "Batman Year 1"

    3 years agoby @Sean-Ryan-CulliganFlag

  22. ROFLitschristian

    Title should say, "Marion Cotillard Basically Confirms She's Talia Al Ghul."

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  23. ROFLitschristian

    @ejk1 HAHAHAHAHA! Well played, sir!

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  24. Mka47

    @brady1138 I couldn't agree more

    @corey You're*

    3 years agoby @mka47Flag

  25. Dan

    Lies lies lies!! :P

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  26. ejk1

    @corey I think MW had a story about it. Now I have to go looking for it.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  27. SherlockHolmes2009

    She could have been placed in the same jail as Bruce Wayne in the trailer, which would explain the outfit, but Im still not buying it

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

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