Again, the Internet has taught us not to believe everything you read. The problem is do we believe this or the original rumour? I don't know! I'm going to go for Alberto purely because I think that it ties the films together, whilst also drawing from The Long Halloween (as the The Dark Knight did).
On Friday, Variety reported that Inception co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt had closed a deal to re-team with director Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight Rises. The trade has since updated their article with who he will play in the anticipated film:
Speculation has run rampant regarding the role, with blogs pegging the part as The Riddler or Deadshot, but insiders tell Variety that Gordon-Levitt will be playing Alberto Falcone, the son of Mafia chieftain Carmine Falcone, the character Tom Wilkinson played in "Batman Begins."
Filming for the movie is set to kick-off soon. Warner Bros. Pictures is planning a July 20, 2012 release.
UPDATE: EW is now saying Variety is incorrect. While he has a role, the magazine says it's not Alberto Falcone. Let the speculation start again...