It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page (Juno), Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai), Marion Cotillard (Nine), Joseph Gordon Levitt ((500) Days of Summer), Tom Hardy (RocknRolla), Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins, Red Eye), Tom Berenger and Michael Caine.
Nolan’s new film is viewed as a “break” before he starts work on a third entry in the highly popular (and profitable) Batman series, which has seen no official movement. Ziltch.
This is nothing new for the director, who rejected outcries from rabid Bat-fans wanting a quick sequel to Batman Begins and instead chose to helm The Prestige. As fans quickly learned, the break between films didn’t hinder the series as The Dark Knight became the second biggest film in history and landed an Academy Award win for Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker.