Stargate SG-1 actor Christopher Judge is on his way to the big screen in a big way. The actor announced Friday that he has been cast in one of the highest-profile genre films of 2012: The Dark Knight Rises, the third (and supposedly final) Batman movie from director Christopher Nolan.
“I can finally confirm: I have been cast in The Dark Knight Rises,” Judge posted on Twitter.
Judge played Teal’c for 10 years on SG-1, and in two DVD movies. He’s kept a low profile in the acting world since the last Stargate movie, instead focusing his efforts on developing his own fantasy series, Rage of Angels (story).
Following the highly successful Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, the third film stars Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman. There’s no word yet on just what role Judge will play in the film, or how big the part will be. The movie will include multiple villains from Batman lore, including Bane (Hardy) and Catwoman (Hathaway).
The Dark Knight Rises is currently filming, and hits theaters next summer.