[UPDATED] RUMOR: Ellen Page Secretly In The Dark Knight Rises And Is Playing Barbara Gordon?

<font color="red">[UPDATED]</font> RUMOR: <em>Ellen Page</em> Secretly In <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> And Is Playing <em>Barbara Gordon</em>?

This rumor's pretty wild but after the revelation that The Dark Knight Rises is set 8 years after the events of The Dark Knight, pretty much all bets are off at this point.

Source: TDKR Rumors

Well, this week is full of more TDKR news than you can shake a stick at. Now, comes the latest rumor (courtesy of TDKR Rumors) that Ellen Page will be in The Dark Knight Rises and she will be playing Commissioner Gordon's daughter, Barbara. Of course, most fans know that she goes on to become none other than Batgirl. If this news would've emerged say...48 hrs ago, we would've all said "no way, that's not possible" but with Director Christopher Nolan dropping the huge bombshell that The Dark Knight Rises will pick-up 8 years after the events of The Dark Knight; it makes this rumor very plausible. Of course, there's absolutely no guarantee that even if Page is in the film, she will don any tights. More likely, if (emphasis on if) she is in the movie it will be as a small bit part or a quick cameo.

[UPDATED] Screenrant has received information from numerous sources that the above image is indeed fake.

In looking at this rumor even further, take this interview from way back in 2008, where MTV tried to pry whether Barbara Gordon was indeed in The Dark Knight Rises. We of course, now know that she was in the movie and appeared to be about 8 or 9 yrs old so that would maker her roughly 17 yrs old in The Dark Knight Rises.

With that smug smile, is it possible that Nolan knew way back then that he would be expanding the role of Barbara Gordon in the third movie? Of course until we find out more information, take this rumor with salt at the ready!

At the end of The Dark Knight, Gordon arrives to see Two-Face holding his family hostage.
With Melinda McGraw (Barbara Gordon), Nathan Gamble (James Gordon Jr.) and Hannah Gunn (Gordon's Daughter).

The Dark Knight Rises is an upcoming epic superhero film. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film will be the third and final installment in Nolan's Batman film series, and is a sequel to Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. The film will be directed by Christopher Nolan, written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan and starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth, James Gordon, and Lucius Fox, respectively. The film will take place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight and will introduce the characters of Selina Kyle and Bane—portrayed by Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy—two villains from the Batman mythology.

Nolan was initially hesitant about returning to the series for a third time, but agreed to come back after developing a story with his brother and David Goyer that he felt would conclude the series on a satisfactory note. Filming has taken place across the world, including locations in India, London, Glasgow, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, and Pittsburgh. Nolan is utilizing IMAX cameras for more of the filming to optimize the quality of the picture. As with The Dark Knight, viral marketing campaigns began early during production to help promote the upcoming film. The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled for release in the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada on July 20, 2012, by Warner Bros.

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