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Liam Neeson 'Dark Knight Rises': Actor Confirmed For Batman Sequel In Press Notes

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 03/28/2012 11:31 am Updated: 03/28/2012 11:31 am

Liam Neeson The Dark Knight Rises
Guess Who's Back?

Back in January, Liam Neeson confirmed that he made an appearance on the set of "The Dark Knight Rises," Christopher Nolan's eagerly awaited Batman finale.

"I was on set for maybe an hour-and-a-half and the director didn't tell me anything of what it's about," Neeson told ShowbizSpy. "So, I'm being very honest when I say I have no idea what's going to happen."

About that: according to the press notes for the film "Wrath of the Titans," Neeson is a co-star in "The Dark Knight Rises."

Read the notes (via Coming Soon):

Neeson next appears in Peter Berg's actioner "Battleship," and he also will be seen in Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated action thriller "The Dark Knight Rises."

Both "Titans" and "The Dark Knight Rises" are Warner Bros. releases.

Neeson starred in "Batman Begins," as Ra's Al Ghul, the shadowy villain that Batman (Christian Bale) dispatches at the end of the film; Neeson's Ghul was last seen exploding in a subway wreck at the center of Gotham City.

Because of his character's death, it's assumed that Neeson's appearance in "The Dark Knight Rises" will be of the flashback variety. Josh Pence, whose body co-starred as one-half of the Winklevoss twins in "The Social Network," is playing "Young Ra's Al Ghul" in the film; it has been speculated that co-star Marion Cotillard is set to play Ra's Al Ghul's revenge-seeking daughter, Talia.

Starring Bale, Cotillard, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman, "The Dark Knight Rises" arrives in theaters on July 20.

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