Joseph Gordon-Levitt on The Dark Knight Rises ending

News Simon Brew 16 Aug 2012 - 06:33

Don't read this if you haven't seen Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises...

This story isn't one you should be reading if you haven't seen The Dark Knight Rises, as it involves a chat about the ending of the film.

So, if you've not seen the movie, even though we love that you've taken time out of your life to visit the site, it's best we part company for a bit.

Still here? Let's get going, then.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is on promotional duties for his new movies, Premium Rush and Looper, and he's appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in the US as a result. Kimmel, as part of the interview, asked him directly about the ending of The Dark Knight Rises, and what happens to Gordon-Levitt now. Is he going to take over the franchise? Will he be Robin in his own movie?

"I don't get to decide those things", the actor said. But why, asked Kimmel, would they set up that ending, and then walk away from the franchise?

"I don't think it's necessarily a setup", said Gordon-Levitt. "I think it is a great ending for that trilogy. If you go back to Batman Begins, he's talking about how Batman is more than a man, a symbol. A hero can be anybody, and we all have heroes inside of us, and that's the thing that runs through the entire trilogy".

Predictably, then, there seem to be no firm plans for a Gordon-Levitt-headlined spin-off right now, although we do still wonder if that's one of the most obvious paths for Warner Bros to follow. We'll keep you posted as we hear more...

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