Even though Christopher Nolan hasn’t revealed what character Tom Hardy will play in The Dark Knight Rises people have started speculating as to who he might play.
The latest rumor is that Hardy will play Dr. Hugo Strange. This rumor comes from the same people who reported that The Riddler won’t be the villain and that Rachel Weisz and Anne Hathaway were in the running for the lead female role, so I might just have co-sign this.
Since not many people are familiar with Dr. Hugo Strange you can check out a little bit about him below.
Strange has actually been around since 1940 and was one of Batman’s first recurring villains. He’s a villain in the mad-scientist mold and possesses genius-level IQ and is a master of psychology. In the comics mythology, Strange learned Batman’s secret identity but kept it to himself. He eventually becomes obsessed with Batman, even going to the point where he starts dressing up like the Caped Crusader.