We don’t want to get into the business of spoiling Christopher Nolan’s upcoming installment in the Batman franchise, “The Dark Knight Rises,” but it has come to our attention that a person of interest not previously named in connection with the film has been spotted filming scenes.
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Okay, so back to the news: According to HitFix.com, Batman alum Liam Neeson was seen on the set, shooting a scene as Ra’s al Ghul — the Batman nemesis he played in “Batman Begins.” Neeson was absent from 2008’s “The Dark Knight” since his character seemed to be dead at the end of the trilogy’s first installment.
In March, Neeson denied the rumor that his character would be back in “The Dark Knight Rises” in an interview with Empire magazine.
“That rumor’s totally not true,” said Neeson. In the comic books, Ra’s al Ghul goes into a life bath of some sort and immerses himself to become immortal. So that’s probably where that comes from.”
Hey, things change.