It looks like the Mayor of Gotham City is returning for The Dark Knight Rises. Nestor Carbonell is in talks to reprise his role, according to Variety. This will mark the fifth cast member to return, with Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman all set to star for Warner Bros.' sequel. The newcomers include, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Diego Klattenhoff and Burn Gorman. Production is scheduled to begin in Pittsburgh this summer to make the films slated release of July 20, 2012.
As a huge fan of Lost, I am excited for this news. Carbonell is a a great actor and one that I hope to see more of on the small and large screen. He recently wrapped the CBS drama pilot Ringer, which stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, He can be seen alongside Andy Garcia, Oscar Isaac and Eva Longoria in the historical drama Cristiada (check out the trailer here).
What are your thouhts on this casting news?