The Dark Knight Rises’ Marion Cotillard denies being Talia Al Ghul…and I’m the Queen of EnglandPosted 8:32 pm on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
Marion Cotillard denies that she’s playing Talia Al Ghul, Ra’s Al Ghul’s daughter in the upcoming Dark Knight Rises movie. Ra’s Al Ghul, who was played by Liam Neeson, was the main villain in Batman Begins and is the leader of the League of Shadows.
In a recent interview she said that her character, Miranda Tate, isn’t Talia Al Ghul and that she has “a very, very small role.” Cotillard said, “They [Wayne Enterprise] go through difficulties, and she wants to help provide the world clean energies. She’s a good guy.” She goes on to say that her character remains good.
Yeah, whatever you say, Marion.
Possible spoilers ahead: When the film was being shot in public, photos popped up of Marion Cotillard dressed in garb that looks similar to what Liam Neeson’s Ra’s Al Ghul wore in Batman Begins. Okay, so her outfit is more colorful, but both their outfits are very Asian-looking. It may be a stretch to connect the two together, but come on, we have two white actors dressed in Asian clothing.
She mentions that Tate is a business woman and has a very small role. Well of course Tate has a small role, that’s because her real identity, Talia Al Ghul, has a bigger role. Why would a character with a small role have a scene that looks like she’s a mastermind? Look at the photo below and tell me she still has a small role. It looks like she’s being escorted by Bane’s men. Remember that the League of Shadows is able to infiltrate and blend in.
If that doesn’t do it, what about this photo of her getting on top of the Tumbler? What the hell is she doing on top of the Tumbler?
From all the pictures gathered, we can assume that Miranda Tate is a cover name for Talia Al Ghul. She is spying for the League of Shadows and finds a way to infiltrate Wayne Enterprises. It’s through Wayne Enterprises that she’s able to get information about the Tumblers. I know for sure that Lucius Fox isn’t just handing those out to villains like free candy. Okay, so she may NOT be Talia Al Ghul, but we can safely assume that she’s not who she appears to be.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.