In an interview at Empire Magazine promoting his new film Red Lights, actor Cillian Murphy (who played Dr. Jonathan “Scarecrow” Crane in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight) evaded a question designed to trap him into confirming or denying involvement with The Dark Knight Rises, director Christopher Nolan’s third and final film in the franchise, which hits theaters next month.
Asked how it feels to be a fan of the films and finally not be in one, Murphy neither confirms nor denies that implication, leading some fans to speculate that he may have a cameo after all while Comic Book Movie proclaims he’s out.
“It’s not for me to start campaigning for the Scarecrow to come back but if Chris wants me back in that role, yeah, absolutely, I would love to do it,” Murphy told Screen Rant about the possibility before filming on The Dark Knight Rises began. The character, a central antagonist in Batman Begins, appeared only briefly in The Dark Knight. Ra’s al Ghul, the other villain in Batman Begins, will appear in The Dark Knight Rises, according to Liam Neeson, who played the role.