Liam Neeson has claimed he knows nothing about suggestions he'll appear in The Dark Knight Rises.
It was reported last week that Neeson would reprise his role of Ra's Al Ghul for the Batman sequel - ending months of speculation about his casting in the eagerly awaited blockbuster.
Neeson's character was killed off in 2005's Batman Begins but there had been several rumours about the villain's return in Christopher Nolan's final Caped Crusader movie.
And his appearance was purported in the production notes of his fantasy epic Wrath of Titans.
The press notes stated: "Neeson next appears in Peter Berg's actioner Battleship, and he also will be seen in Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated action thriller The Dark Knight Rises."
But speaking at a press conference for Battleship, Neeson insisted he was unaware of an apparent return to Gotham City.
"I know nothing about it, mate!" he told Orange Wednesdays & Film when asked about The Dark Knight Rises.
Pressed for further comment, Neeson added: "I honestly know nothing about it and I genuinely mean that!"
Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway also star in the much-anticipated superhero blockbuster but it would appear Neeson's contribution is less certain.
Source: Rob Carnevale