While the mystery behind who's going to star as Talia Al Ghul in "The Dark Knight Rises" hasn't been unveiled, a new rumor about who's going to play Talia's mother has run rampant. The rumor started after IGN broke the news that India Wadsworth is tackling a curious role in the upcoming Batman movie.
A representative for India told the site that the British-raised model/actress will play "the Warlord's daughter", who is believed as Talia Al Ghul. However, according to the starlet's official resume at her agency, she has landed a part of a "mother" in the DC Comics film. IGN has speculated that the mysterious role could be Talia's mother or even maybe Bane's mother.
Adding fuel to the rumor is Comic Book Movie, which believes that India will indeed appear as Talia's mom. The speculation is supported by previous report that a young Talia will appear in the upcoming movie. Young actress Joey King once spilled that she will "play young Talia Al Ghul." She said back then, "I can't give too much away because I promised Mr. Nolan I wouldn't say anything. There are too many secrets about the character and the movie."
Speculations that Talia will appear in "The Dark Knight Rises" have run high since the film was on its early stage of production. Previously, Marion Cotillard was rumored to have landed the part, but she denied it. She insisted that her character, Miranda Tate, is not the alias of Talia and is "not based off of a character in the comic."
The rumors, however, kept persistent when Liam Neeson, who played Talia's father Ra's Al Ghul in "Batman Begins", hinted he might return as Ra's in the third movie. He once said that he has visited the film's set to shoot a minor scene. "I was on set for maybe an hour-and-a-half and the director didn't tell me anything of what it's about," he dished, "So, I'm being very honest when I say I have no idea what's going to happen."
"The Dark Knight Rises" will open in the U.S. on July 20.