Marion Cotillard Definitively States She Is NOT Talia Al Ghul In THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Marion Cotillard Definitively States She Is NOT Talia Al Ghul In THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Despite rumours to the contrary, The Dark Knight Rises star makes it clear that she will not be playing Talia Al Ghul in the third and final instalment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, dropping a few new details about Miranda Tate.

There has been a lot of talk about who exactly Marion Cotillard will play in The Dark Knight Rises over the past year or two. Fans and various rumours have had the Miranda Tate persona pegged as being a cover for Talia Al Ghul, the daughter of Batman Begins villain Ra's Al Ghul (played in that film by Liam Neeson). Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, the French actress reveals that she only has, "a very, very small role," in the film, mainly due to her joining the production at a fairly late stage after having a baby. Cotillard also confirms that despite what we may have heard, Miranda Tate is NOT secretly Talia and the site goes on to describe her as an ecologically minded businesswoman who "is fascinated by Wayne Enterprises"). She adds, "They go through difficulties, and she wants to help provide the world clean energies. She's a good guy." And does she remain "good" throughout? "Yes," she says, perhaps putting those rumours to an end for good. Considering the fact that we've seen set photos which indicate that she's far from a good guy, I'm guessing not...


Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra's Al Ghul

RELEASE DATE: July 20th, 2012

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Filed Under "Batman" 5/9/2012 Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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RunDTC - 5/9/2012, 9:17 AM
Wildaniel - 5/9/2012, 9:19 AM
scarecrow007 - 5/9/2012, 9:20 AM
I call BS. Wasn't it already confirmed by Joey King that Talia is in the movie. What's the point of having a young Talia if there isn't an adult one?
ronnie42 - 5/9/2012, 9:28 AM
Rather they didn't. They ruined Bane, don't want to see them ruin Al Ghul either.
RorMachine - 5/9/2012, 9:30 AM
Nahhh, she prob doesn't realize those pics of her in a very super villainish looking getup leaked online! Or she does and is just playing along with Nolan. There is no way she is just playing a normal everyday citizen of Gotham.
NOID - 5/9/2012, 9:37 AM
Fake out
LucasMend - 5/9/2012, 9:37 AM
Xeriath - 5/9/2012, 9:37 AM


MisterBabadook - 5/9/2012, 9:39 AM
I actually believe her.
I DO NOT believe Joey King. Like I said, "Kids say the darnedest things". They told that kid to say that. Who would trust a child with a huge secret like that? Joey King is going to drown and Batman won't be able to save her.

Legends of the Dark Knight: Venom#1
soforizo - 5/9/2012, 9:39 AM
ronnie42 - Rather they didn't. They ruined Bane, don't want to see them ruin Al Ghul either.

Ummm, Ra's al Ghul is already a shadow of himself in Nolan's take; nowhere else to go but up, so maybe having Talia will improve things.
Jolt17 - 5/9/2012, 9:41 AM
We've seen her kissing Bruce in the trailer, so there sure will be some kind of a romance going between them. Now, for her being Talia...the above statement doesn't sound like a real end to the speculation. Who knows.
thalidomide - 5/9/2012, 9:41 AM
tazmaniak - 5/9/2012, 9:43 AM
Actors, producers and directors may mislead you regarding information about a movie, but no one is going to outright lie about something in order to keep it secret. If she directly says she isn't Talia al Ghul, then she almost certainly isn't Talia al Ghul.
Chewtoy - 5/9/2012, 9:44 AM
They've merged Catwoman and Talia. People will have to deal with it.
antonio - 5/9/2012, 9:45 AM
She is a goddamned......SEXY ASS LIAR. ;)
SuperSomething616 - 5/9/2012, 9:46 AM
Seriously how stupid does she think we are...
NorrinRaddical - 5/9/2012, 9:49 AM
i'd desperately like to UN-see those previously leaked photos of her walking calmly flanked by mercenaries (LOS) and on top of a tumbler, buuuuuut......
marvel72 - 5/9/2012, 9:50 AM
she's much more sexy than anne hathaway.
BlackFlash - 5/9/2012, 9:53 AM
I really don't care who she is but if she doesn't turn out to be Talia I'm gonna lol at the people who think she is, because when you get invested in something so much and it doesn't turn out the way you want it's gonna hurt real bad.
HelaGood - 5/9/2012, 9:56 AM
HelaGood - 5/9/2012, 9:57 AM
and i confirm Marvel72's comment! she is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more sexy than Hathaway
soforizo - 5/9/2012, 10:00 AM

You talk as if Joel Schumacher's version is a faithful adaption of Bane from the comics. That's ridiculous. I'm sure we can expect a better character in TDKR, but leaving out Bane's strength, venom and origins, and what we have left is also as far away from the comics' Bane as Schumacher's version.
antonio - 5/9/2012, 10:02 AM
@BlackFlash if that were to happen then....
antonio - 5/9/2012, 10:06 AM
But the cat(no pun intended) has been let out of the bag so I have no clue why she is saying she isn't Talia.
MrReese - 5/9/2012, 10:07 AM
@antonio hahaha lmao!!
antonio - 5/9/2012, 10:07 AM
@Tea lmao!
thetrojan - 5/9/2012, 10:08 AM
she is the girl that christian bale is kissing in some of the trailer footage?
she may just be his latest squeeze.

na it has to be talia
Xeriath - 5/9/2012, 10:17 AM
Don't get all the major fuss about her IMO she's definitely pretty, but not super hot or anything. Hathaway is miles hotter than her in my book.
ShermanHakim - 5/9/2012, 10:19 AM
every character has it's secret

THEDARKNIGHT100 - 5/9/2012, 10:23 AM
GingerBird - 5/9/2012, 10:26 AM
Nolan is the man. July is SOOOO far away!!!
LoudNoises - 5/9/2012, 10:27 AM
She must be covering up a very crucial twist in the story. That is the only reason I could see why she might actually be lying about her character. I'm sure if reporters had asked Liam Neeson if he was actually playing Ras Al Ghul during the time when he was still filming BB he would have lied about it too. What else can you do in that situation? If you avoid the question then your basically giving yourself away. Nolan probably just told her, deny deny deny. Her character's name probably is legally Miranda Tate in the movie. Talia Al Ghul would probably only be her alias in Nolan's world. So it might not be so much a lie as she is just not being forthcoming. It could be true that she is in fact not Talia I suppose, but at this point that is very hard to believe.
Fantine - 5/9/2012, 10:30 AM
She's an OSCAR WINNING actress, she would have not taken a "little bit part" in what will be one of the biggest movies of all time.

soaponapope - 5/9/2012, 10:31 AM
i guess wearing League of Shadows robe and henchman escort is just a fashion choice, then

AlexDeLarge87 - 5/9/2012, 10:31 AM
tea@ LOL! She definitely deserves those stars!:)

Marion is not only hot she is beautiful too!
Unlike Hathaway. That chick might be hot in few pics but she doesnt have the sexy charm of Marion!:P
Groge511 - 5/9/2012, 10:31 AM
I wonder if we'll see Harley Quinn (as Dr.) at all. Hmmm....
leftcoastpunk - 5/9/2012, 10:32 AM
"An ecologically minded business woman," and "provide the world clean energies."
Could she end up being some version of poison ivy?
AlexDeLarge87 - 5/9/2012, 10:34 AM
And yeah i think she tries to fool us.
StrangerX - 5/9/2012, 10:34 AM
That's weird!! I would think Nolan would have said keep her identity a secret till the movie comes out.
MechTech9 - 5/9/2012, 10:34 AM
Doesn't Ra's Al Ghul have two daughters? So, she may not be, in fact, lying when she says she isn't Talia Al Ghul. She is an honesty woman, but a very clever one also. Haha.
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