Natalie Portman to star in The Dark Knight Rises?

Chris Nolan

Chris Nolan has been meeting up with some of Hollywood's finest actresses to discuss two female roles in his upcoming The Dark Knight Rises.

With the part of a love interest and a separate female villain apparently up for grabs, Deadline report that Nolan has met with Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley.

Though we know nothing about either roles as yet, we do know that the main female villains of the Batverse are Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Talia Al Ghul and Harley Quinn. So it’s pretty safe to assume one of those will appear in Nolan’s third and purportedly final Batman .

Who’ll get cast? Natalie Portman as Catwoman could just be the most amazing idea we’ve ever heard, so claws crossed on that front.

Take another look at that list though, and then remember that Christopher Nolan is also producing the next Superman film - could it be that Nolan wants Natalie Portman for Lois Lane? Again with the awesome.

That said, both she and Blake Lively are part of other comic book universes ( Thor and Green Lantern ), meaning it’s rather unlikely they'll go for another stereotype-baiting comic movie.

Meanwhile, Nolan is rumoured to be shooting the entire movie in IMAX, after the success of The Dark Knight ’s run in the giant-screened cinemas.

This already sounds like the most awesome film we’ll see in 2012.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.