Ever since The Dark Knight Rises started shooting, fans have been wondering if Cillian Murphy would return as Dr Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow. And now, according to a press release announcing the film’s European Premiere, it looks like Murphy is actually part of the cast.
The press release states that the following cast members will be attending the premiere: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.
Murphy’s involvement was first reported during filming and later hinted at in one of the trailers. In the scene, Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman), Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard), and several of Gordon’s cops are forced at gunpoint into a courtroom, which is filled with ex-con mobsters, Bane’s mercenaries, and thugs. The Judge is revealed to be Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow (Murphy). (Source)