A couple of pieces of late Thursday DC Comics movie casting news to pass on: Variety is reporting that Juno Temple — set to appear in this year’s Paul W.S. Anderson take on The Three Musketeers — is confirmed for a role (likely a small one) in The Dark Knight Rises. The part? Described as a “street-smart Gotham girl,” and whether or not that’s an entirely new character or based on one from the comics is not public knowledge at this point. Last week, Variety’s Jeff Sneider, the same reporter behind this past week’s disputed report of Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing Alberto Falcone in the very same film, said Temple was being “eyed” for Christopher Nolan’s third (and reportedly final) Batman pic.
Elsewhere, Deadline.com says Michael Shannon, of Boardwalk Empire and Revolutionary Road, is being looked at for a role as a villain — nope, we don’t know who — in Zack Snyder’s forthcoming (reportedly title) Superman: The Man of Steel.