Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Batman and Man Of Steel rumours

News Simon Brew 22 Jan 2013 - 06:50

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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He'll always be Tommy from Third Rock from the Sun to me.

The Batman comics continually try out new creative teams and follow new directions. The films should be the same. Bruce Wayne IS Batman to the casual movie goer and anything different would be a mistake. Warners should reboot the character. As the graphics novels have proved time and time again, new teams spark new creativity. Nolan's Batman wasn't canon anyways.

I agree. Despite the fact it would be great to have JGL as the new Batman, the audience would not accept it.

Unless you are a comic book fan, it would make no sense not having Bruce Wayne as Batman.

Which is a shame, as I would like to see a continuation of the world left by Nolan.

If they were to do another reboot, where would you start?? No director would take that gig, trying to better Nolans trilogy.

(Maybe Micheal Bay would actually, he likes money and doesn't care how s**t his films are!)

I don't why but I'd love to see Joseph Levitt Gordon in Del Toro's Dark Universe. His style of acting seems better suited to something darker.

I'd prefer to see a Nightwing (is that right?) movie with JGL in it than have Batman rebooted from scratch once more.

My thoughts exactly

This is a very good opportunity for Warner Brothers to hit two balls in one court- 1) Establish Batman Beyond and 2)Round up another fleet of terrific Batman movies for years to come post-JLA.

Levitt's John Blake persona, characterization, build and motivation for crime-fighting in TDKR is reminiscent of not Robin, but completely that of Terry Mc. Ginns a.k.a. Batman Beyond, which is further fortified by the fact that Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne has aged similar to the comics and assists Terry as the new Batman. If Blake follows this trend as Batman Beyond post TDKR, we'll have a superlative set of Batman movies ahead because Batman Beyond has some pretty good story arcs for implementation.

This version of Batman will prove to be a potential contributor to JLA's combat tones, since he possesses a plethora of advanced gadgets and weaponry including super-flight and invisibility equalling Iron Man in many aspects.

I never thought about using McGinnis rather than Dick Grayson/ Bruce Wayne. I think most Batman fans really want to see Bruce Wayne the detective but it would make sense to use a more advanced version of Batman to put him on a more equal footing to the rest of JLA.

Who on earth missed tdkr? Old guy quit, new guy took his place. Moving on, lets see the new guy! People are easy. Don't overthink, the masses embrace whatever u give em

I love this man.

A laughable story. The last Batman film was awful. It's taking time to filter through but it will easily be remembered as the weakest if the trilogy. The cumbersome support cast of which JLG's character was the least interesting or 3 dimensional is best forgotten. No one is stupid enough to go with a non Bruce Wayne batman. Not even DC who've scuttled back PDQ everytime they tried it.

know nothing about the Batman Beyond storyline, just really like JGL, and think it would be a great way to round off Bale and keep the Nolan established Gotham going and not another reboot. We've invested time into this realistic city and we care about it.

sorry but bruce wayne is batman not some other guy. Nolan's Batman universe is over. get over it.

The best part is Nolanverse will have a sure-footed future and sustained continuation and not be forgotten like Burton's when a new franchise takes over.

It should be that JGL becomes Batman, becomes a badass, and has a year or so of being Batman. Then, Superman becomes a big deal, and then Wonder Woman, and then they all join forces to create the JLA. Afterwards they recruit Green Lantern and The Flash, but let's be honest; we only care about the big three. As long as there's Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in a film together in the next 10 years, I will be a happy bloke.

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