Miranda Tate and John Blake. Who the hell are these people? The roles being played by Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises.
Neither character, as far as I can tell, is from the comics. I suspect at least one of those characters is not who they appear to be.
Here’s Warner Bros’ description of them:
Cotillard will appear as Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father’s philanthropic endeavors for Gotham.
Gordon-Levitt will play John Blake, a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon.
I suspect that Miranda Tate will be revealed as Talia Al Ghul, much as Ducard was revealed as Ra’s Al Ghul. Blake, on the other hand… my sources told me he would be someone sowing chaos in Gotham at the start of the film. Is my source wrong or is the description presented misleading?
Either is possible! Christopher Nolan knows that when playing a Game of Geeks, to lose is to have your whole movie spoiled.