For all the things we do know about the upcoming finale to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Saga, there are still a ton of unknowns. Including the character John Blake, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Blake has no background in the comics, unless you count this:
I’m thinking that this is not something that Nolan is keen on using in “The Dark Knight Rises,” but I’ve been wrong before.
All we know about Blake is that he is a beat cop, and he spends a lot of time with a kid in all the trailers we have seen so far. Well, just this weekend, dewGothamCity released a performance review on Officer Blake. It seems like he is the kind of cop that would work really well with Jim Gordon – really good at what he does, over-dedicated, and doesn’t put up with mediocre work from teammates – to a fault. From his review:
Officer Blake shows great dedication and tenacity. He made an impact in his assigned beat by building effective associations within the local community. High marks for skills and conduct. Needs minor improvement in his relationships with fellow officers. His thoroughness tends to make him judgmental of colleagues’ performances and leads him to question authority. Officer Blake has made a request to be transferred to Narrows Division. Given his success in his previous detail, transfer should be granted. Need more officers like him.
He’s requesting a transfer to the Narrows, huh? That’s where Arkham Asylum is. Could he have more nefarious reasons for wanting to be near all those criminals? Or could he just really want to help clean up the streets of Gotham for good? Or maybe he just wants to be by Arkham because he knows that the Joker is there and he can finally get his report card back! I guess we will have to wait to find out – only THREE MORE WEEKS!
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