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Actresses Line Up For Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises'

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Nov 11, 2010 | 12:24pm EST

ALT TEXTThe Dark Knight Rises is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated sequels of all-time, so it makes sense we're pooping our pants with excitement.

Anyway, we have more Batman news. Hooray! Deadline reports that Christopher Nolan will meet with six actresses for two female roles in the upcoming Dark Knight sequel -- one as the love interest of Bruce Wayne and the other as a villain (dun dun dun).

The six lucky ladies? Some of the biggest names in Hollywood: Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, and Keira Knightley.

So, wow! That's quite the list. Aside from Lively, I could see each one of these women working with Nolan. But, if I have to choose, I'd say the best bet would be Rachel Weisz as the love interest, and Natalie Portman as the villain. Think about it. Yeah, Weisz has quite a few not so good films on her resume, but she is an Oscar winner. If Wayne's love interest would be someone like Lively, I'm afraid it'd become a little too unrealistic and cartoonish, mainly because she's an awful actress. Plus, I've always imagined Bruce Wayne as a fan of brunettes.

And as far as the villain goes, no one fits better than Portman. First of all, she's a terrific actress. But more than that, remember how extremely badass she was in V For Vendetta? And that was on the heroic side. Now imagine if she channeled all that badassery into being Batman's arch-rival. Someone like -- Catwoman. Yeah, I know. Awesome idea, right? You're welcome, Nolan. You're welcome.

Oh yeah, and since we're talking about Batman, our opinion of the new movie's name is still the same: it's lame. Check out our much better suggestions right here.

Source: Deadline

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