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Will Gordon-Levitt Put on Batman’s Cape? [Batman]

With no new Batman film yet in sight, it’s been rumoured that Joseph Gordon-Levitt may play the new Batman in any future film. In the last Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Gordon-Levitt played police detective John Blake and at the end of the movie he received the keys, as it were, to the bat-cave from the believed to be deceased Bruce Wayne.

Above Image: The Dark Knight Rises (2012) John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)

The rumour is that Gordon-Levitt may play Batman in the upcoming DC Comic Justice League (2015) movie alongside Superman and Wonder Woman. While the actor’s representatives deny he is in the film, HitFix says “representatives routinely deny things.”

Movieline caught up with Christopher Nolan, who directed the Batman trilogy and is producing the Superman film Man of Steel (2013). Frank DiGiacomo asked him if Gordon-Levitt has a cameo in the film tying it to the 2015 Justice League movie. Nolan grew an “enormous Cheshire-Cat grin” and said, "I can't talk about that. You know that.”

So, will John Blake stop being a cop and take up the caped mantle of being the Dark Knight himself? We’ll have to wait and see.

Meanwhile the trilogy of Christopher Nolan Batman films is now available in box set DVD or Blu-ray.

Batman Begins (2005) was shot in the UK and Chicago, and used many traditional stunt skills and scale models rather than computer-generated effects. Christian Bale took the starring role as Batman for the first time, with his nemesis being played by Liam Neeson – Ra’s al Ghul. The Scarecrow was played by Cillian Murphy and Katie Holmes provided Bruce Wayne’s love interest – Rachel Dawes. In Batman Begins we saw a new Batmobile – the Tumbler – and a more mobile Batsuit than in previous films.

In 2008, The Dark Knight was directed by Christopher Nolan with his brother Jonathan co-writing the script. Christian Bale played Batman again, and Heath Ledger played the Joker with Aaron Eckhart playing Two Face/Harvey Dent. Again, most of the filming took place in London and Chicago, as well as Hong Kong. After filming had completed, Ledger was found dead in January 2008, but was posthumously awarded a Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as The Joker. The Dark Knight received eight Academy Award nominations.

The third in the Christopher Nolan directed trilogy was released this year and still features on some cinema listings London. Nolan didn’t shoot in 3D, but used the IMAX format. The Dark Knight Rises outgrossed the other two films and has become the seventh-highest grossing film of all time. It dominates the home video market as well. According to Home Media Magazine The Dark Knight Rises Blu-Ray ranks number one on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert and the Blu-ray sales charts for the week ended Dec. 9.

So, if you know a Christopher Nolan Batman film fan, the box set could make the perfect present or you could take them to see The Dark Knight Rises on the big screen somewhere!

This post is co-written by Emma Carey.

Do you feel Joseph Gordon-Levitt should play Batman? Are the rumors true?
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  1. I've heard rumors both ways - yes he will, no he won't. I think it would be great if he took on the role of Robin and continued the series. But it won't be Nolan directing, which will be a bummer.

  2. It's entirely possible, but I won't believe it until I see it. I mean there were tons of rumors going around before Batman Begins and there have been tons of rumors about a Justice League movie. Vee shall see...

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  4. If the Batman movies continue at all, it will be in other movies, not Batman movies, which is probably part of the reason Nolan is being so coy. These decisions are no longer solely his. He told his story. JGL (always a favorite actor of mine), may or may not be Batman. We'll have our first set of answers next year.

  5. I enjoyed the last couple Batman movies, but not too excited for a return. I'm more excited about the new Star Trek coming out.

  6. Vee shall see indeed Pat. Gotta love the Internet.

  7. Without Nolan it'll be tough to beat.


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