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March 21, 2011

Is It Gonna Be 'The Long Halloween' Or What???

Word came out over the weekend that Variety has sources over at Warner Brothers saying that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be playing Alberto Falcone in 'The Dark Knight Rises'. This is huge because this means that the story MAY contain elements from the Batman story arc called 'The Long Halloween'. The story was written by Jeph Loeb & drawn by Tim Sale, and is one of my all time faves... ever.

Alberto Falcone
To stay away from spoilers for those of you who may have not read 'The Long Halloween', just know that Alberto Falcone plays a huge part in the story. This also seems to signify that we may be seeing some more of one of CCD's favorite actors, Tom Wilkinson, reprising his role of Carmine "The Roman" Falcone from 'Batman Begins'. That is a great turn of events in my opinion.

Sofia Falcone
If this is true, I am going to put this out there right now. Marion Cotillard is rumored to have been cast in 'The Dark Knight Rises' as well... and I am venturing a guess that she may be Sofia Falcone, daughter of Carmine and sister of Alberto. Sofia is also pretty gangster... and another big key to the story arc in 'The Long Halloween'. These little connections are starting to make all of Nolan's casting choices make a lot more sense. I am extremely happy, since this is what I have been waiting for since I read 'The Long Halloween' many years ago. I strongly recommend the book to any Batman fans, as it takes place in its own continuity and can be picked up and read with no prior knowledge of Batman continuity needed. We shall see. I for one can't wait.


  1. This makes me very happy.

    Now I haven't read THE LONG HALLOWEEN, although from everything I've glossed over on the interwebs it appears that is mandatory Batman reading, but this news makes me giddy. All these connections to BEGINS and creating this three-act structure to conclude in me chills of happiness. This sounds awesome!

  2. This is freaking great. I haven't read the 'The Long Halloween' as of yet but it has been on my comic to-do. Also the Loeb/Sale collabs are always a win so if this is done right it has A LOt of promise.

  3. Definitely sound like a lot is being crammed into this one. Almost too much. But I of course have faith in Nolan's decisions.

  4. ....Now I'm hearing no 'Alberto Falcone' I'm hearing he is......WAIT now I'm hearing he isn't!

    I love all the talk that Nolan's Batman films drum up and I'm anxious to see where this all leads.