Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play Alberto Falcone in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Yesterday it was officially confirmed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would have a role in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. At the time we had no idea who he would play, but that all changed today when it was revealed that he would be taking on the role of Alberto Falcone. For those of you who don't know who this is, he is the son of Mafia head Carmine Falcone played by Tom Wilkinson in Batman Begins.
According to Showbiz, "The younger Falcone would bring Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy full-circle, and fits with the director's stated intentions for continuity and “realistic” villains."
This information has not yet been officially confirmed but it makes sense to me. It's also a perfect role for Gordon-Levitt to portray. What do you all think?
Here's a little more background information of the character:
Born to Gotham City crime lord Carmine Falcone, Alberto Falcone was an outcast in his family of mobsters, a nonexistent part of the family business. His father favored his older siblings Mario and Sofia Gigante, igniting a deep, pathological jealousy. He fought his way up on a scholarship to Harvard University and later went onto Oxford. Alberto was always eager to follow in his father's footsteps and offered his service, but Carmine refused to let Alberto get involved in his "business", wishing for Alberto to live a normal life.