Hang on… Entertainment Weekly disputes that story Variety reported this morning?
He’s playing The Holiday Killer, Variety claimed this morning (see original story below). No he’s not claims Entertainment Weekly tonight, citing “a source close to the situation”. So, which mighty Hollywood media news outlet do you believe?
Variety has revealed who Inception ’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be playing in The Dark Knight Rises … and it's a very obscure villain from the Batman canon indeed.
He’ll be playing Alberto Falcone, aka The Holiday Killer, who as far as we can tell has only appeared in two graphic novels – The Long Halloween (written by Jeph Loeb, with art by Tim Sale, 1996) and Batman: Dark Victory (same team, 1990) . However, he does fit into the Dark Knight universe created by Christopher Nolan quite neatly. The son of mobster Carmine Falcone (played by Tom Wilkinson in Batman Begins ), Alberto murders a number of prominent Gotham mobsters on public holiday dates across the year and a small trinket representing each holiday is left behind at each of the crime scenes. Alberto is sort of the runt of the crime family—not unlike Fredo Corleone—who wants to help in the business but is refused by his father who wants him to live a normal life.