The thing about any movie rumor, especially The Dark Knight Rises related rumors, is that if it isn’t confirmed by Christopher Nolan, you really can’t trust anything.
So when Variety reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be playing Alberto Falcone, a.k.a. The Holiday Killer, in the film they and I knew that unless this was coming from Nolan’s brain, it would only remain a rumor.
Today, Entertainment Weekly report debunking that scoop, they’re essentially saying the same thing: “a source close to the situation” said that the Holiday Killer news was “incorrect.”
We are back at the beginning; we don’t know what role will Godon-Levitt play. I believe that Holiday Killer still makes sense as a villain for the movie.