Batman to face off against Clayface?
Rumor: Fans are really buzzing about who Batman will face in the upcoming film The Dark Knight Rises, someone has been digging deep and came up with Clayface.
Christopher Nolan has kept his cards pretty close to his chest when its come to details for The Dark Knight Rises, only going to far as to say the villain won't be The Riddler and it won't be filmed in 3D.
So who will Batman face off against this time round?
"The good people of the website io9.com have been putting in a lot of legwork on the subject and have come across a recent tip that leads them to believe that Clayface will indeed be Nolan's choice.
According to the website, producers of "The Dark Knight Rises" have begun holding auditions for the part of Julie Madison (actresses listed as having auditioned include Kacie Thomas and Vera Farmiga). The website also makes a Clayface connection by pointing out that, while the character has ties to Batman, her comic book history has the young woman starring in the remake of a fictional classic horror movie, 'The Terror,' which previously starred Basil Karlo.
Who is Basil Karlo and why is this important, you ask?
In the Batman comic book series, Karlo becomes enraged when he learns that 'The Terror' is being remade and goes on a crime and murder spree donning the mask of the villain from the film, Clayface.
If the character of Julie Madison is indeed cast for "The Dark Knight Rises," it is a very good chance that there could also be the inclusion of Clayface in Nolan's third film."
Additonal information direct from the io9 site says:
"Still the most interesting thing about Madison is her involvement with the villain Clayface. Madison is eventually cast to remake a classic film that originally starred B-list movie star Basil Karlo, an actor not handling his aging very gracefully. Naturally Kalo is beyond pissed about the remake, and decides to start murdering all of the people involved, until Batman intervenes. Who knows if this storyline would turn up in the film, but the Clayface-Julie Madison connection seems promising.
I know these rumors are a little heartbreaking for Catwoman fans, but this totally backs our previous guess that Clayface would turn up in this film. Plus the vain-actor version of Clayface is just dying for the gritty Nolan touch. This storyline is almost too perfect in its timeliness, with all the remakes running rampant in Hollywood."
Interesting news - I am not too familiar with Clayface so not sure what to think about this.
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