Deadline mentioned yesterday that Christopher Nolan will be meeting with actresses for two lead roles in the next Batman film called The Dark Knight Rises. One of the lead roles will be a love interest for Bruce Wayne and the other role will be that of a villain (Come on Catwoman!).
Here are the actresses: Blake Lively, Anne Hathaway, Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman, Naomi Watts, and Rachel Weisz
I’m already getting red flags for Anne Hathaway, Keira Knightley, and Natalie Portman because I think of Princess Diaries, Elizabeth Swan, and Amidala automatically. But if I had to choose, I’d choose someone that isn’t that well known, and Blake Lively fits the bill. But let’s say if Catwoman is the villain, and I’d have to choose between these actresses, I’d choose none. Monica Belucci, yes, she’d make a great Catwoman (yes, she may be too old, but she’s still gorgeous).
The Dark Knight Rises is expected to release on July 20, 2012.