Dark Knight takes a Gamble

Spawn star Michael Jai White is bound for Gotham.

The muscly martial artist is set to play Gamble, a villainous new player in the Batman saga. White - who beat out burly rap artist David Banner for the role - has revealed that Gamble is an aspiring mob boss, seeking to claim a piece of the action after the fall of crime lord Carmine Falcone in Batman Begins. The man has form in the superheroic universe - he also provided the voices of Doomsday and Green Lantern in the Justice League animated series.

The Dark Knight is currently filming in Chicago, with Heath Ledger scaring up the Windy City as psycho-clown the Joker.