As we’re treated to a Superhero cinema-year, nothing excites me more (yes more than Captain America, which Unbox.ph is giving free posters of) than Dark Knight 3 (working-title Dark Knight Rises). Heath Ledger set the bar pretty high though with his performance as the Joker so the pressure will ultimately be on the shoulders of the villains of the third movie. We’ve already confirmed that Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) and Bane (Tom Hardy). It was just confirmed recently that we have a third villain – Alberto Falcone.
Played by Gordon-Levitt (who was also in Inception, Alberto Falcone is the son of Mob boss Carmine Falcone (If you remember in Batman Begins Carmine was driven mad by the Scarecrow.
So what’s so scary about Alberto Falcone? If you’ve read the graphic novel Batman: Long Halloween, then you would know that Alberto Falcone is actually the serial-killer villain known as the Holiday. Why the name? Well apparently he’s a killer that kills every known Holiday and leaves trinkets from his victims.
This move is in line with Nolan’s direction of realism to the Dark Knight’s world. With Alberto Falcone the mob story comes full circle which started with his father, Carmine Falcone in Batman Begins followed by Sal Maroni in Dark Knight Returns.
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