Possible The Dark Knight Rises spoilers follow.
Marion Cotillard sometimes says stuff. She says stuff like this, as quoted by the Huffington Post:
"I think we're lied to about a number of things," she said, singling out September 11.
Referring to the two passenger jets flown into the World Trade Centre, Miss Cotillard said: "We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes, are they burned? There was a tower, I believe it was in Spain, which burned for 24 hours.
It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. And there [New York], in a few minutes, the whole thing collapsed."
Miss Cotillard suggested that the towers, planned in the early 1960s, were an outdated "money sucker" which would have cost so much to modernise that it was easier to destroy them.
Turning to America's space programme, she said: "Did a man really walk on the moon? I saw plenty of documentaries on it, and I really wondered. And in any case I don't believe all they tell me, that's for sure."
Now she's saying that she doesn't play Talia Al Ghul in this summer's The Dark Knight Rises. From the Hollywood Reporter:
All she'll confirm is that, contrary to some fans' belief, she does not play Talia, the vengeful daughter of Liam Neeson's character, Ra's Al Ghul (who also appeared in Batman Begins), and that she takes the role of Miranda Tate, an ecologically minded businesswoman who "is fascinated by Wayne Enterprises. They go through difficulties, and she wants to help provide the world clean energies. She's a good guy." But does she stay that way? "Yes," she insists.
Maybe, maybe not. She's certainly underplaying her role in the movie. I mean, here's a picture of her in non-business garb climbing on a camoflouged version of the Tumbler:
Reader Dan McLellan writes in saying
I'd be interested in reading/participating in a Badass community discussion on creatives lying to protect secrecy of plot OR whether or not this is fuel for a new round of TDKR speculation.
It's an interesting question. Making movies isn't running government; nobody is required to be honest. I find it disappointing when filmmakers flat out lie about things like this; there's a more artful way to evade questions or redirect attention. Maybe Cotillard ISN'T playing Talia, but the idea that she's only a businesswoman is obviously horseshit. Who knows, she could be a good guy the whole time, betraying the League of Shadows or something.
We know Liam Neeson returns as Ra's, and we know that there's a flashback to young Ra's. That doesn't mean The League of Shadows is definitely behind Bane (although that is what I have been told by numerous sources), but it seems kinda likely. Bruce Wayne can't be flashing back to young Ra's Al Ghul, after all. So what do you think? Is she lying? Is Talia in The Dark Knight Rises as false as the moon landing?