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Another “Dark Knight Rises” Villain: Matthew Modine

Matthew Modine is apparently the third villain for The Dark Knight Rises, joining Anne Hathaway as Catwoman and Tom Hardy as Bane. According to Roger Friedman at, Modine will play “Nixon,” which seems to be some kind of political bad guy — someone in America next summer will Google “origins of Nixon name in Batman movie,” no question — and is apparently shooting his scenes in London right about now (the movie has apparently shot some scenes in India too).

Modine’s going to have an interesting 2012 — he’ll be in one of the biggest films ever, and then, via IMDB, he’ll be in Family Weekend with Kristin Chenoweth and Joey King. To quote Archer, “Yuuuup.” It is worth noting that Christian Bale’s other expected 2012 release, to go along with being Batman, is The 13 Women of Nanjing.

As Zach Galifianakis told Will Ferrell on their recent “Between Two Ferns,” “One for you, one for them.”

Does the nerd world think Modine is a good addition here?