Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Batman and Man Of Steel rumours
Fresh off accepting a role in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been talking about DC rumours...
Warning: this story contains a spoiler for The Dark Knight Rises
It's been quite a year for Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The past twelve months have seen him on cinema screens in The Dark Knight Rises, Premium Rush, Looper and Lincoln. And at the Sundance Film Festival, his directorial debut, Don Jon's Addiction, has gone down well.
It's inevitably questions about his role in the DC universe that continue to follow him though, not least because of the way The Dark Knight Rises ended, leaving him in pole position to take on the cape and cowl of Batman. Indeed, rumours have been rife that the role would be his in Warner Bros' mooted Justice League movie, due in 2015.
In a new interview, Gordon-Levitt has addressed how he goes about choosing his movie roles, citing two major factors. "It's first and foremost about a filmmaker who inspires me", he said, citing the reason that he's just accepted a role in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For as being that "I just love Robert Rodriguez movies". And then? "After filmmakers, it's the script". So when chat eventually turned to picking up where his character left off in The Dark Knight Rises, Gordon-Levitt simply said that "It's not up to me. It comes down to the same two criteria I just mentioned".
One further rumour that's been doing the rounds is that he's filmed a cameo for Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman reboot, Man Of Steel. When MTV asked him about that, he said "I hadn't heard that one! It just goes to show how much you can believe rumours". He went on to add that "I don't think you should believe in any of them. If there's something I'm going to be in, I'm going to tell you about it".
Best to scrub the Superman rumour off the list then. Although the door's clearly left open for a return to the world of DC...
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