Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is Officially Alberto Falcon in ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’

JGL. First rumored, and now signed to The Dark Knight Rises. JGL. First rumored, and now confirmed to be playing Alberto Falcone in The Dark Knight Rises. Nolan’s trilogy takes a thematically sensible turn, tying all the movies together with a throwback to Falcone in the original flick, with a son that’s inspired by Joker’s escalation of the game in the second.


According to  Variety, Gordon-Levitt will play Alberto Falcone (a.k.a. “the Holiday Killer”) in Christopher Nolan’s  The Dark Knight Rises. Who is Falcone? In Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s 1996 miniseries  Batman: The Long Halloween, Alberto is the son of Carmine Falcone, a top-ranking Gotham boss who’s targeted by an underworld assassin known as the Holiday Killer.

We later discover that one of the Holiday Killer’s aliases is Alberto, who’s grown tired of his father’s gangland antics and considers Gotham’s new wave of costumed villains (like the Joker) to be the future of crime. Nolan’s drawn plot lines from  The Long Halloween before. For example, Carmine appeared in  Batman Begins and Harvey Dent’s arc in  The Long Halloween is reminiscent of his story in  The Dark Knight.

Makes sense, I love it, et cetera.