Does Action Figure Reveal Mysterious New TDKR Character?

io9 have just posted an image of a previously unseen action figure from the TDKR toy line. Is it a young Ras Al Ghul? John Blake in an eventual costume? Someone else entirely? Have a look and see what you think..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 5/23/2012
The following images of Dark Knight Rises toys from the Quick Tek line could potentially reveal a brand new movie character. .





We know actor Josh Pence will be playing a younger version of Ras Al Ghul in the movie so that's a good bet. Then again it does look very like Christian Bale, and that would mean we would either be getting a Bruce Wayne flashback to when he was a member of the League OF Shadows, or he will don their garb again for some reason. The more outlandish theory is that it could be Joseph Gordon Levitt's character John Blake, when he eventually (still just a rumor of course) gets a costume of his own on and backs up/steps in for Batman. Or, it could just be something like "League Of Shadows member #3". What do you guys think?

As an extra, here is a new (low-res) promo image of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman..











Source: io9
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MarkJulian - 5/23/2012, 1:58 PM
They've updated the story, it's just "ninja Bruce"
Viltrumite - 5/23/2012, 2:11 PM
This looks really similar to the Bruce Wayne action figure I had in middle school when Batman Begins came out.
I'm more interested in the capeless, Batman Beyond-esque looking suit next to him.
Knightrider - 5/23/2012, 2:15 PM
It Bruce Wayne. No I know with these movies a thousand toys come out that aren't in the movie, but that batman beyond suit would be cool in the movie
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 5/23/2012, 2:19 PM
Yeah, I'm pretty for sure in 08' that had a"TDK" purple Suit Batman, a Mr. Freeze BAtman, etc, this is just for extra money, like Iron Man and the endless number of suits.
Wildaniel - 5/23/2012, 2:22 PM
Ninja Bruce, lol, thats funny.

I like that Catwoman pic, wish she was holding a whip and not a gun, but still looks cool.
jazzman - 5/23/2012, 2:23 PM
its Bruce Wayne lol
JasonCYates - 5/23/2012, 2:24 PM
I think the Batman Beyond there is just a concept, like they do w/ all Batman figure lines. Bats has got more action figures than any other hero, mostly because of all the fruity SciFi alt. version that are attached to the toyline that have nothing to do w/ anything.
INSTANTJUSTICE - 5/23/2012, 2:25 PM
Not really, it's obviously Christian Bales plasticised face.
superotherside - 5/23/2012, 2:26 PM
Ninja Bruce again. :)
antonio - 5/23/2012, 2:26 PM
It's Bruce Wayne. I like the Catwoman pic.
TheManWithBigEars - 5/23/2012, 2:26 PM
I'm more curious about the grey Batman
KnobGoblin - 5/23/2012, 2:28 PM
Look's like Bruce Wayne to me. I'm more interested in that Nightwingish looking Batman suit.
Thegoddamnrobin - 5/23/2012, 2:28 PM
That grey batman just looks like "batman beyond"...lol
trytan - 5/23/2012, 2:30 PM
Agreed that grey Bats has my attention, it's not just a rondomly colored varient.
antonio - 5/23/2012, 2:30 PM
That grey Batman is probably just for the toy line. Not everything that is released for toy lines appear in the actual movie.
Rulk - 5/23/2012, 2:31 PM
A Bruce Wayne figure in a Batman toy line? Mysterious!!! LOL
HelaGood - 5/23/2012, 2:31 PM
"Ninja Bruce" lmao!!!!!!!!!
antonio - 5/23/2012, 2:31 PM
If it's not.....Batman Beyond?? Azrael??
CyberBishop - 5/23/2012, 2:32 PM
Hey... gray Batman Beyond!!! :D
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 5/23/2012, 2:33 PM
Catwoman with a glock...



I get why they did that though, because it's more realistic than a whip, right? Jeez Nolan.

johnnysnow - 5/23/2012, 2:33 PM
Reread all of your sentences and tell me they're all correct. You can't.
marvel72 - 5/23/2012, 2:35 PM
looks like bruce to me.
revloveR - 5/23/2012, 2:36 PM
RorMachine - 5/23/2012, 2:36 PM
The actual update from io9 states that this toyline releases various types of Batsuits in various colors (you can see one on top) but they have no information on the ninja dude. So it could still be something to do with the movie itself. It does look very like Christian Bale though! Hey, I just ask the questions:)
musicsuperhero1 - 5/23/2012, 2:36 PM
its implied in the trailers that wayne goes back overseas to trail again for recovery. thats the impression i got when i was watching the trailer. the part when he asks 'what does that mean?' and the guy replies 'rise'. it seemed to me he was training again. so that figurine might be his training outfit ...although, a young ras al ghul would be cool.

also, i wonder if the different batsuit means he gets a new batsuit in the movie. although i doubt it because they always do the 'multiple costume' thing with action figures.
CaptainDC - 5/23/2012, 2:37 PM
I would have loved if it was Azrael, but I'm going to go with Bruce Wayne as a prisoner
revloveR - 5/23/2012, 2:37 PM
@ thedukeofny exactly.
CharlesLord - 5/23/2012, 2:38 PM
Yea that looks like bruce. Now I wanna know wats up wit the Batman Beyond outfit with the Nightwing blue symbol
CPBuff22 - 5/23/2012, 2:38 PM
Esh, I thought movie version Bane was as bad as it could get, but movie toy Bane is even worse.
DanteSparda - 5/23/2012, 2:39 PM
Thread Fail
Artman - 5/23/2012, 2:41 PM
I'm thinking the Batman Beyond one could be Joseph Gordon Levitt taking over for Batman while he's recovering.......it's possible.
cabbie655 - 5/23/2012, 2:41 PM
Maybe we´ll get a Batman Beyond ending for The Dark Knight Rises.
antonio - 5/23/2012, 2:42 PM
Didn't Lindy Hemming say Batman's outfit will change for story purposes just like in The Dark Knight?
Artman - 5/23/2012, 2:43 PM
....or that's the closest we're getting to Nightwing in Nolan's movies...the bat is blue on his chest.
nowtheresaBATman - 5/23/2012, 2:44 PM
Ninja Bruce needs the Mask of the Tengu!
nowtheresaBATman - 5/23/2012, 2:46 PM
Catwoman looks hot w/ a gun :)
95 - 5/23/2012, 2:47 PM
Ninja Bruce, eh? LOL!
thatdylhooper - 5/23/2012, 2:47 PM
That is jean pauls Batman costume, tell me not
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