Marion Cotillard Insists Her Dark Knight Rises Character Is "Good"
05.09.12 by Ryan
From the beginning, Academy Award–winning actress Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose) has been said to be cast in director Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated sequel, The Dark Knight Rises, as Wayne Industries board member Miranda Tate. Whether it's fanboy hubris or actual fact, however, the Internet has declared that Cotillard will play Talia al Ghul, the daughter of Ra's al Ghul, played by Liam Neeson in Batman Begins.
Last September, Cotillard said that her Dark Knight Rises character was "not based on a character of the comic," which did little to settle the Talia rumors. Once more, Cotillard has been asked to comment, and once more the French actress insists that the Talia rumors are false.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cotillard doesn't step down from her previous comments, insisting that her character is simply Miranda Tate, an ecologically minded businesswoman who "is fascinated by Wayne Enterprises." Cotillard continues to say that the company goes "through difficulties" and all Tate wants to do is "help provide the world clean energies," adding "She's a good guy."
Will Cotillard's comments sway fans who considered last August's "spy" photos proof that she is, in fact, playing Talia? Well, Gotham is certainly a dangerous place based on the two previous installments. Maybe Tate needs armed men with her in order to bring "clean energies" to the city?
Cotillard also says her character remains "a good guy" throughout the movie.
So even if she is playing Talia, she won't be causing Bruce Wayne (Christopher Bale) too many problems — indeed, the two can be seen briefly kissing in the sequel's latest trailer. However, considering the romantic involvement Talia and Batman shared in the comic books, it's doubtful the rumors will die down anytime soon even with Cotillard's insistence otherwise.