Liam Neeson Confirms ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Role

Well, that was fast. Only days after it was revealed that the “Wrath of the Titans” production notes confirm Liam Neeson is in “The Dark Knight Rises,” the actor has come out and offered his added confirmation as well. Unfortunately, he didn’t give us anything that we didn’t know already.

“I think so,” he told CNN of the inclusion of his role during the “Wrath” junket. “I have no idea what the story is about. Nothing. Nothing. Seriously, I’m not sure if I’m still in it. It’s a cameo — let’s put it that way — if it still survives.”

That seems to back up what Neeson previously said about the project. Back in January, he said that he had been on set “for maybe an hour-and-a-half” and that director Christopher Nolan hadn’t clued him in to what the scene he shot was about.

Okay, we’ll admit, we’re a little bit bummed. Was any one else hoping for a full-fledged return of Ra’s al Ghul? It sounds like this is maybe some sort of flashback or something, since we doubt a living Ra’s would only show up for a split second. It could be tied in to Marion Cotillard’s rumored-but-nearly-confirmed role as Talia al Ghul, Ra’s’ daughter. Still, we’re guessing Neeson’s cameo will leave a stronger impression than Cillian Murphy’s did at the beginning of “The Dark Knight.”

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