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Matt McGloin

Batman Dark Knight Rises Plot and Villains: Deadshot & Black Mask



The Daily Blam reports that according to sources within Warner Bros., Deadshot and the Black Mask will be villains in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises.

Deadshot, in the comics, is a hired assassin who first appears in Gotham City as a "hero." However, it is revealed when he tries to replace Batman that he really wants to be the king of the underworld.

The Black Mask, again in comics, is a Batman foe who had a wealthy upbringing. His upbringing wasn't all too good and when Bruce Wayne bailed his business out of debt; this humiliated Roman Sionis. Eventually, this led to a confrontation with Batman, in that Sionis becomes the Black Mask and leader of the "False Facers."

The Dark Knight Rises, hits theaters July 20th, 2010 and stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman and Michael Caine.

Some plot points are also revealed. Spoilers, ahoy:

The story continues with the assassin Deadshot (Floyd Lawton) being broken out of prison by Russian Agents and sent to northern Europe where he is then smuggled into America as he has been hired by a clandestine organization from the Gotham underground; "The Society".

Batman has become more of a "myth" in Gotham as the criminal underworld has dissipated. Gotham is safer with arrests 30% down so The Dark Knight keeps a very low profile. Batman also has a new aerial vehicle, "The Wraith". A modified military prototype aircraft/drone with a 40 foot wing span. The Batmobile is now equipped with an E.M.P device.

Wayne Manor is rebuilt but Wayne Enterprises is struggling with a lawsuit filed by a rival corporation, Daggett industries and Wayne Enterprises are almost brought to the ground, so much so that Lucius Fox feels he must turn against the irresponsible Bruce Wayne to save the company. A new Batcave has been constructed beneath the re-constructed Manor. Deadshot meets the organisation "The Society" headed by The Black Mask who wears an ebony skull. Black Mask is also in alliance with Roland Daggett, Ceo of Daggett Industries.

(Eva Green, Naomi Watts, Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Kate Mara, Charlotte Riley, and Gemma Arterton are testing to fill two female roles, the villain Talia, daughter of Ra’s Al Ghul and a love interest reporter Vicky Vale.

For a further look at all eight actresses up for the role of Vicki Vale and Talia Al Ghul, check out our featured article: Batman: The Dark Knight Rises: Vicki Vale and Talia Al Ghul Contenders.