Nester Carbonell to reprise his role in `Dark Knight`

Updated: Apr 16, 2011, 18:35 PM IST

Los Angeles: Nester Carbonell is in negotiations to reprise his role as the Mayor of Gotham City in Christopher Nolan`s upcoming Batman series.

`The Dark Knight Rises` will see Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman returning for the superhero sequel.

They`ll be joined by franchise newcomers Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence and Daniel Sunjata. Diego Klattenhoff and Burn Gorman are also being eyed for supporting roles, the Variety reported.

Nolan, who penned the screenplay with his brother Jonathan, will produce with his longtime producing partner Emma Thomas, as well as Charles Roven. Production is slated to start this summer in Pittsburgh.

The movie releases on July 20, 2012.