Chris Nolan's short list of women to play Batman's love interest — and nemesis!Meredith Woerner11/11/10 5:07pmFiled to: dark knightBatmanDark knight risesComic BooksRumorsMoviesSuperheroesRachel WeiszNaomi WattsBlake LivelyNatalie PortmanAnne HathawayKeira KnightleyChris Nolan223EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkMore big name casting rumors are surfacing about Chris Nolan's third Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. So who does Nolan have his eye on for Batman's next romantic interest, and a possible female villain? Here's the list.AdvertisementDeadline is reporting from an anonymous source that Nolan is looking these women for two lead female roles:Rachel Weisz Naomi Watts Blake Lively Natalie Portman Anne Hathaway Keira KnightleyNo real shocker here as this set of women are seemingly attached to every big budget film currently casting. But the real news is the Deadline report seems to confirm the existence of a new love for Batman, and a new female villain. Last we heard, Bruce Wayne's new squeeze was rumored to be Julie Madison. Who has the potential to bring Clayface along with her as the film's villain, but that is still wild speculation.