Batman News: Paul Dini to return and India Wadsworth’s role in The Dark Knight Rises

There are some cool Batman news today. The first one is Paul Dini making a return to DC Comics with a new Batman graphic novel, and the second one is India Wadsworth’s very interesting role in the upcoming Dark Knight Rises film.

Fans of Batman should be familiar with Paul Dini’s works. He was the producer/writer for Batman: The Animated Series, writer for Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City games, and he was responsible for creating Harley Quinn. And now he’s making a return to DC with a Batman graphic novel.

“Yeah, I have a big Batman story in me, it’s a very personal one and I’ve just got permission from DC to do it,” Dini tells SFX. ‘We’re just finalizing the deal right now for me to write it as a graphic novel and I’ve very excited about it,” he explains.

Batman fans won’t have to wait too long.

“I’ve already started work on it and it’ll probably be a year or two down the road but this is something that I’ve had inside me for a long time,” says Dini, “it’s going to be a change of pace for Batman and it’ll take some of the fans by surprise when they ultimately see what the story’s about.”

And when asked about what the story is going to be about, he responds with:

“I think it’s going to a really terrific story, I’ve gotten nothing but great response from the folks at DC on it. I really can’t say much more until we announce it formally but I’m really looking forward to this and jumping in and devoting my entire energy to nothing but writing this Batman story.”

Possible spoiler ahead. The Dark Knight Rises also has some interesting news with India Wadsworth. In a press release it mentioned that she was going to play “The Warlord’s Daughter”. Who is the warlord, and who is the daughter? We can only speculate that the Warlord is Ra’s al Ghul. We would automatically assume that she’ll be playing Talia al Ghul, since she’s the daughter. Other theories include her playing the wife of young Ra’s al Ghul.

Since all signs point to Marion Cotillard being Talia al Ghul, it’s more likely that India Wadsworth will be playing Ra’s al Ghul’s wife.

Source: SFX, IGN

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