According to GeekTyrant, rumors are floating around that comedian Robin Williams will play Dr. Hugo Strange in “The Dark Knight Rises”.
The rumors have started based on a tweet made by BATMAN-ON-FILM‘s Jett, stating, “RW as Strange? Hmm…” According to GeekTyrant, Batman-News released a response about the tweet saying that Jett has been on point in the past about “The Dark Knight Rises” news; Jett has made many posts on Bane, and as it turns out, Bane is going to be in the film, played by Tom Hardy.
This is not the first time Hugo Strange has been mentioned in connection to “The Dark Knight Rises”–according to Batman-News, there was talk of Hugo Strange appearing in the film, although as to who would play him was (and, for all intents and purposes) still in the air.
If Robin Williams does secure the role of Hugo Strange, could we get another crazy-awesome performance ala Heath Ledger? Keep in mind, before passing judgment, remember that scores of people were railing against the news of Ledger as the Joker until they actually saw him play the character in the film. Williams has had low-key performances in the past, so there’s the possibility that the role of Hugo Strange could be his resurgence role.
“The Dark Knight Rises” will be out July 20, 2012.