Who is this mysterious new Dark Knight Rises character?

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A new crop of freshly released Dark Knight Rises toys from the Quick Tek line has potentially revealed the a brand new Batman character.

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Thanks to an io9 reader, we now have a close look at a brand new face, well a toy face. Who could this gentleman on the right be? We have three guesses. One, it's Joseph Gordon-Levitt's eventual costume (we've only seen him recently in the trailer as a cop in his Gotham blues). Is it Bruce Wayne in ninja garb? Which could mean that he's contemplating a return to the League of Shadows. Or could this be the younger version of Ra's Al Ghul played by Josh Pence? (Former Ra's Al Ghul Liam Neeson is also confirmed to make a cameo in this film).

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It's likely that this is a member of the Ghul clan, as the character's wardrobe is A.) consistent with the style seen earlier worn by Neeson in Batman Begins and B.) with the style we spotted Marion Cotillard in on the set of The Dark Knight Rises. She is rumored to be cast as as Ghul's daughter Talia Al Ghul, even though she has denied it. Thanks for the tip Rickotron!

UPDATE: We're pretty sure that new batsuit isn't in the movie. This particular toy line makes lots of different bat suits in various colors. However, we couldn't find the ninja dude anywhere.

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elsaborasiatico
Korea Miéville

This may have already been discussed, and that's why it gets no mention here, but I'm more curious about that capeless Batsuit. Given the crazy speculation that Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes over as Batman (either temporarily or permanently), I find that suit — which bears a passing resemblance to the Batman Beyond batsuit — very, very intriguing, given the premise of Batman Beyond of a younger man taking over as Batman under the guidance of an older, incapacitated Bruce Wayne.

Wild speculation of course, but it's a slow day here so I got nothing better to do.