While Christopher Nolan is a master of keeping his plots secret, it has been revealed that he's currently in the process of casting two female roles in The Dark Knight Rises: one being Bruce Wayne's love interest and the other villain. The candidates are: Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley.
Tom Hardy (Inception) was also recently cast in an unknown role, but speculation is that he'll be playing a villain. Nolan has ruled out using The Riddler and Mr. Freeze.
The Dark Knight Rises is set to hit theaters on July 20, 2012, and it will be one of few blockbusters coming out that year to not be in 3D.
Warner Bros. is obviously foaming at the mouth for the latest installment considering that The Dark Knight made more than $1 billion worldwide during its lengthy theatrical run.