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OTRC: Liam Neeson confirms 'Dark Knight Rises' cameo

Liam Neeson and Christian Bale appear in a still from the 2005 film, 'Batman Begins.' (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Liam Neeson confirmed that he will reprise his role of Ra's al Ghul in the upcoming "The Dark Knight Rises" film, but apparently he knows no more than we do about the secretive film.

"I have no idea what the story is about. Nothing. Nothing. Seriously, I'm not sure if I'm still in it," Neeson told CNN. "It's a cameo - let's put it that way - if it still survives."

Neeson's Henri Ducard, aka the villain Ra's Al Ghul, who supposedly died in the 2005 film "Batman Begins," but fans wondered if he would return. The new Batman film, which is the third in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, hits theaters on July 20.

A trailer for the film was released in December and features Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman and the new villain Bane, played by British actor Tom Hardy.

Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard also makes an appearance as Miranda Tate, a member of Wayne's company's board who tries to help him resume his father's philanthropic endeavors for the city, and Gary Oldman's Gotham Police Commissioner Gordon faces a power struggle.

"The Dark Knight Rises" is set for release on July 20, 2012. Bale has said the movie, the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster "The Dark Knight," will be his and Nolan's final Batman film.

The film also features Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who starred with Cotillard in Nolan's 2010 film "Inception."

Neeson will next appear in Peter Berg's action film "Battleship," a movie inspired by the board game of the same name and which also features R&B singer Rihanna in her debut acting role.

The 59-year-old actor currently portrays Zeus in "Wrath of the Titans," a sequel to the 2010 movie "Clash of the Titans."

Watch a trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises" below.

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