Christopher Nolan likes to work with the same people, and some were speculating that the director could bring one of his Inception actors on-board Batman 3. Well that’s what he’s done. According to Deadline Tom Hardy has been cast in a lead role in the film, but no specifics on who. It wouldn’t be too farfetched to think he will be the next villain, but we have yet to find out who that is.
Tom Hardy was set to star in Mad Max: Fury Road but the film has been delayed until 2012 due to the Australian economy and weather (apparently). This has freed Hardy up so he will be available to shoot Batman 3 next April.
Nothing is known about The Dark Knight sequel at the moment, other than Christan Bale, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will be returning. The release date is currently set for July 2012, so we will likely hear more casting news over the next few months.