When Marion Cotillard signed on to The Dark Knight Rises, everyone immediately assumed she would be playing a substantial character – possibly a main villian –  because you don’t spend the money on an actress of Marion Cotillard’s caliber to play a nondescript board member of Wayne Enterprises. Cotillard has been seen in spoilery set photos wearing Tibetian-style garb, looking badass and leading an army of thugs. This would lead anyone who ever read a Batman comic book or saw an episode of Batman: TAS in their life to immediately assume Cotillard is secretly playing Talia Al Ghul, daughter of Liam Neeson’s R’as Al Ghul from Batman Begins. However, as Cotillard repeatedly tells this nerdy MTV reporter at the premiere of Contagion, she is not playing a character from the Batman comics. Really. Honestly. Wink.


About Jeff Carter

Jeff began his path towards Geek destiny at the age of four, at a drive-in screening of Star Wars. Since then, he's had a love affair with all things nerdy. In the mid to late 90's, Jeff was a staff writer for EchoStation.Com, interviewing Star Wars heavyweights like Timothy Zahn and Drew Struzan. He then went on to review films and write editorial pieces for several blogs in the mid 2000's, wrote and co-created a webcomic strip that ran from 2007-2010, and is currently co-founder of Dead Henchmen Productions, an independent film company based in New England.

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