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Ever since the credits began to roll on The Dark Knight, fans have pondered which villains director Christopher Nolan would include in the inevitable follow-up. We have long known that Bane (Tom Hardy) and Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) will play central roles in The Dark Knight Rises, the grand finale to Nolan’s Batman trilogy, but rumors continue to swirl regarding whether or not Cillian Murphy’s Scarecrow would make a return appearance.

Murphy previously stated he was open to reprising the character he played in both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Now, in an interview with IFC, Murphy remains mum on the possibility that his character would face Batman one last time.

“My thing is always like, it’s out very shortly. Let’s not be impatient. People are so impatient. Some things [spoilers are] great for, but other things… isn’t it so great to go and see a film that you haven’t seen a script for, that you haven’t seen on set videos, that you haven’t read spoilers for, that you just go in and you just are in it? That’s what it should be. That’s what it was in the old days, and in many ways Chris is a very sort of old fashioned filmmaker in the methods that he employs and his belief in cinema, and I think that’s a good thing.”

“I think that that franchise has just been totally reinvigorated and he’s set the bar for all sorts of superhero franchises in terms of making something that’s hugely entertaining but also really intelligent and moving. They’re phenomenal films and I think that he’s just — not just in the Batman franchise, but with all superhero franchises — that’s the level they have to live up to.”


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