A leaked copy of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises script has landed on-line, and its verification as the real thing has only been confirmed by how quickly it has been ripped down. Comic Book Movie managed to grab some of the details, which claim that there are four main villains in the story including the long rumored Dr. Hugo Strange, Black Mask, Talia al Ghul, and Killer Croc.
Tom Hardy is the Black Mask?
Here is what was said about the script :
"The female lead is Talia al Ghul. And Sarah Essen, and Bullock is in the film. Dr. Hugo Strange is the main villain, Black Mask replaces Salvatore Ramoni, and Black Mask recruits Killer Croc as the muscles to take down the bat, Killer Croc is known to be a psychopathic killer with a skin diseased reptile function skinned, who's an expert in hand to hand combat and extremely agile. Oh and that's not a lot of villains because everything ties in perfectly. Let me give you guys a slight summary of how the villains all fit together:
- Black Mask takes over Gotham's criminal underworld replacing Salvatore Ramoni
- Dr. Hugo Strange is the main villain of the movie
- Talia al Ghul wants revenge on Bruce Wayne
- Killer Croc is just the meathead to takedown the batman
I think Tom Hardy
is playing Black Mask. Black Mask is around Bruce's age range, Hardy is in his early thirties."
This news should only be considered rumor at this point. The thing that has piqued our interest is how fast Warner Bros. has removed this supposed script leak information. We will be sure to keep you updated as we get further information.
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.