Deadline says that Christopher Nolan is meeting with actresses for two lead roles in The Dark Knight Rises – one a love interest for Bruce, and the other a villain. Hit the break to see the list of six ladies who are apparently contenders.
Of course, we don’t know who the actual characters being cast are (the roles are being kept under wraps), but in terms of past acting displays, I’d lean towards Natalie Portman, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz over the other three. And for the villain of choice, Catwoman seems to fit into Nolan’s universe more than others (well, Poison Ivy at least), although Talia al Ghul could also work, what with the events in Batman Begins. I’d love to have seen Nolan’s version of Harley Quinn, but unfortunately that seems incredibly unlikely with the Joker not being present.
So who are the female leads going to be? Poison Ivy? Catwoman? Talia al Ghul?