While recent The Dark Knight Rises casting has focused on newcomers to the production, today we have a bit of news regarding a familiar face. Variety reports that Nestor Carbonell (Lost) is in talks to reprise his role as Gotham City’s Mayor. Perhaps this time around, he’ll actually get a real name (in The Dark Knight, Carbonell is only credited as “Mayor”).
Carbonell joins returning cast members Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Gary Oldman. New faces to the franchise include Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Diego Klattenhoff, and Burn Gorman. Filming will begin this summer in Pittsburgh. The Dark Knight Rises is set to open on July 20, 2012. Click here for all of our coverage on the flick.