Saturday, March 19th, 2011
The speculation is over and sometimes, rumors are true. Variety is reporting that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is indeed playing Alberto Falcone, son of former mob boss Carmine Falcone (Tom Wilkinson) in Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises. We knew that Gordon-Levitt was cast in the film in early February and we speculated that the role could be Falcone a few days after. Carmine Falcone was a major villain in Nolan’s 2005 film Batman Begins and his son, Alberto, is believed to be Holiday, the main villain in one of Nolan’s favorite and most referenced Batman stories: The Long Halloween.
Variety exclusively reported the confirmation, though Warner Brothers declined to comment. There’s no word if Alberto will actually become Holiday like in The Long Halloween or just be more of a general nuisance to Batman, like his father was. But when we reported this rumor a few months ago, many of you agreed that it fit in nicely with Nolan’s story, both because Holiday, if he’s one of the villains, is very realistic and also because it brings the story full circle.
The original rumor (which was nothing more than, now very poignant, fan conjecture at the time) was that Falcone comes back to Gotham to try and reclaim the city Batman helped take from his father. Also, it made sense because Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) believes Carmine Falcone is her father in the Batman/Catwoman storyline Catwoman: When in Rome.
So this adds another piece to the puzzle of The Dark Knight Rises, scheduled for release on July 20, 2012. Confirmed characters include Catwoman, Bane and Alberto Falcone.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt was born on February 17th, 1981 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Gordon-Levitt
February 17th, 1981
2 + 17 +2+0+1+1 = 23 = his personal year (from February 17th, 2011 to February 16th, 2012) = Action.
23 year + 3 (March) = 26 = his personal month (from March 17th, 2011 to April 16th, 2011) = Popular. In the news.
26 month + 21 (21st of the month on Monday March 21st, 2011) = 47 = his personal day = Famous. Name & fame. Notoriety. Name recognition. (Inter)nationally known. High profile. VIP. Well-known. Household name. Public life. Limelight. Notable. Noteworthy. Eminent. Prominent.
And true to his 47 day, his name appeared on Google’s Top 10 Hot Topics today.