Hypothesis - Superman, played by Tom Hardy will be the "villain" in the recently announced "The Dark Knight Rises"
- Tom Hardy is the only announced new actor in the Batman film (source)
- Reports indicate that Superman Producer / The Dark Knight Rises Director is looking for a "middle aged" Superman (source)
- Tom Hardy is 33 years old and resembles Clark Kent/ Superman in middle age (photo)
- WB is trying to re-launch the Superman franchise and there would be no better to do that to introduce the Superman character in The Dark Knight Rises a movie that every person on the planet is going to see. (source>my mind brah)
As much as I want this to be true, Nolan has said that there will be no crossover in the past, yet I have always wondered just how factual that statement could be when Metropolis is mentioned in "Batman Begins" and Nolan is the mastermind behind both series.
I also imagine that the shooting dates wouldn't line up with both films slated to come out in 2012 with "Dark Knight Rises" in the summer and "Superman: Man of Steel" in the winter.
As you saw in my title, this is clearly an insane hypothesis, but it would be mind meltingly awesome if it was true.