The Dark Knight Rises has been in production since the beginning of this month and there had been many rumours surrounding the villain in this instalment of the Christopher Nolan trilogy. It had been reported that the Riddler would appear in this movie and many names had been linked to the role including Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and James Franco but Christopher Nolan has confirmed that the Riddler will not feature.
There had also been a few talks of Robin entering the fray and teaming up with the caped crusader. Reports suggested that Christian Bale had threatened to quit if Robin did make an appearance in any of the three movies. But Nolan once again denied the rumours claiming he had no intention of bringing in Robin since it would undermine his dark tone to the series.
Anne Hathaway beat off a host of celebrities including Jessica Biel, Keira Knightley and Chalize Theron, to win the part of Selina Kyle. She revealed on the Oprah Winfrey show that she would also be donning the catsuit as Catwoman. The Dark Knight Rises is set to hit cinemas on 20th July 2012.