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Matthew Modine and others cast in Dark Knight Rises

05.23.2011

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES added three more roles this weekend, but they're not exactly household names and I predict you'll only recognize one.

That would be Matthew Modine, best known for his role as Pvt. Joker in Stanley Kubrick's FULL METAL JACKET. The other two are Tom Conti and 11 year old Joey King.

Obviously as this is a Nolan production, there is no word on their respective roles, but it is said that Modine is playing someone named "Nixon." Any Batman junkies know if that's referencing anything?

I think the big casting announcements for TDKR are over for the time being, and now we just have look forward to more teaser images, posters and trailers and such. I'm not holding out for any sort of "OMG David Tennant is the Riddler" announcements, as I'm sure the main cast is pretty set at this point.

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Extra Tidbit: I resisted using the baiting "Joker in The Dark Knight Rises?" headline I've seen everywhere.
Source: Variety

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1:53AM on 05/25/2011
TDKR...IDK...FYI.
TDKR...IDK...FYI.
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2:07PM on 05/24/2011
Very cool! I always like Modine.
Very cool! I always like Modine.
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8:31AM on 05/24/2011

TDKR will suck balls...

and it will be the best Nolan mindfuck ever.

and i respect that.
and it will be the best Nolan mindfuck ever.

and i respect that.
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4:03AM on 05/24/2011
Modine is cool! Liked him in Memphis Bell.
Modine is cool! Liked him in Memphis Bell.
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11:34PM on 05/23/2011
Meet Gotham's new D.A. in 3 short scenes of the movie!
Meet Gotham's new D.A. in 3 short scenes of the movie!
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4:53PM on 05/23/2011

Hauer, Berenger, now Modine

I think Nolan just likes to cast actors from movies he was influenced by like Blade Runner, Platoon and Full Metal Jacket in supporting roles. Modine will probably just be like a Politician, or News Reporter or something. Nothing to geek out about.
I think Nolan just likes to cast actors from movies he was influenced by like Blade Runner, Platoon and Full Metal Jacket in supporting roles. Modine will probably just be like a Politician, or News Reporter or something. Nothing to geek out about.
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11:56PM on 05/23/2011
William Fichtner played the bank manager in TDK specifically as a nod to Heat, so you're dead on here.
William Fichtner played the bank manager in TDK specifically as a nod to Heat, so you're dead on here.
3:41AM on 05/24/2011
It's more like he's casts them out of respect for talented 80s actor that have faded to B-Movie obscurity. Don't forget Eric Roberts.
It's more like he's casts them out of respect for talented 80s actor that have faded to B-Movie obscurity. Don't forget Eric Roberts.
4:03PM on 05/23/2011

Was just wondering

Revisited "Pacific Heights" the other night on Netflix Instant and wondered what the hell happened to Modine.
Revisited "Pacific Heights" the other night on Netflix Instant and wondered what the hell happened to Modine.
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4:16PM on 05/23/2011
He then did Cutthroat Island.
He then did Cutthroat Island.
3:30PM on 05/23/2011
Any thoughts on if this will be a two parter ?? Like HP & Deathly Hallows for instance ? Just seems to me that there will be so much going on in this movie that 2 1/2 Hours might not be enough... S@#t, I'm not even sure a 3 hour movie could cover all that seems to be going down in this flick... Either way, this movie is going to be epic...
Any thoughts on if this will be a two parter ?? Like HP & Deathly Hallows for instance ? Just seems to me that there will be so much going on in this movie that 2 1/2 Hours might not be enough... S@#t, I'm not even sure a 3 hour movie could cover all that seems to be going down in this flick... Either way, this movie is going to be epic...
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3:39PM on 05/23/2011
No. Nolan loathes cliffhanger endings, his movies are always self-contained. This will be it.
No. Nolan loathes cliffhanger endings, his movies are always self-contained. This will be it.
4:45PM on 05/23/2011
considering nobody has seen a script, how do you know how much is going on in the movie that it could possibly require being split into two parts? casting actors in no way equates to a movie having a lot going on. nearly every movie ever made has more actors in it than have been announced for this, and those movies did just fine as single movies.
considering nobody has seen a script, how do you know how much is going on in the movie that it could possibly require being split into two parts? casting actors in no way equates to a movie having a lot going on. nearly every movie ever made has more actors in it than have been announced for this, and those movies did just fine as single movies.
3:20PM on 05/23/2011
So sad that I know Tom Conti as the restaurant owner from Shirley Valentine.
So sad that I know Tom Conti as the restaurant owner from Shirley Valentine.
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3:07PM on 05/23/2011

i bet mad

money joey king will play the younger version of Bane in relation to my comment from the previous TDKR article
money joey king will play the younger version of Bane in relation to my comment from the previous TDKR article
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3:10PM on 05/23/2011
I bet you mad money you're wrong, seeing as Joey King is a girl.

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That would be quite a plot development though.
I bet you mad money you're wrong, seeing as Joey King is a girl.

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That would be quite a plot development though.
3:16PM on 05/23/2011
Any other hunches?
Any other hunches?
3:28PM on 05/23/2011
hahahah @Paul Tassi
hahahah @Paul Tassi
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