Here be possible spoilers. You have been warned.
Devin Faraci over at Badass Digest has landed an intriguing The Dark Knight Rises scoop. It’s not 100% certain, as apparently Christopher Nolan is having a great time feeding out disinformation, but it has a definite ring of logic. There’s too many villains in this movie, and there has to be some way they all tie together, and not cut into their own screentime.
And it is The League of Shadows.
As Faraci hears it, Catwoman starts out as Batman’s foe, but becomes his ally against Talia Al’Ghul and Bane, who may be more than friends in crime. Joseph Gordon Levitt is also a League member, not Nightwing or any Bat-ally that has been hoped for by some fans. (Alberto Falcone, perhaps? Or another of Batman’s large and nasty rogue’s gallery?)
Again, this isn’t 100% certain. Many fans have speculated a similar storyline, so this could simply be Nolan feeding our own words back to us. But as I said above, it has the ring of truth and logic to it. How else can all of these characters fit together in a satisfying and punchable way?