Has the next big screen Batman been found?

News Simon Brew 27 Nov 2012 - 06:57

A strong rumour suggests that Christian Bale's replacement as Batman has been chosen...

There are still plenty of elements to slide into place for Warner Bros' planned Justice League movie, which is due in the summer of 2015. Bringing together a collection of DC superheroes under one umbrella, the issue Warner Bros faces is that with the conclusion of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, there's only one active DC franchise at present, namely Superman (thanks to next summer's Man Of Steel).

However, it seems as though the studio is beginning the process of putting its Justice League cast together. And the role of Batman might just be first in line.

The disclaimer first. This is a rumour. On the flipside, it's a rumour that's popped up over at Hitfix, whose track record on such matters isn't bad. So here it is: the site is now quoting its sources as saying Joseph Gordon-Levitt "absolutely will be appearing in Justice League as the new Batman".

In fact, there might be more. The site is also suggesting that "it's looking like we may see Gordon-Levitt in the suit earlier than that ... they appear to be solidifying deals for Gordon-Levitt and, potentially, at least one other actor from the Nolan films".

Who that other actor is we've got no idea. And there may yet prove to be nothing to all of this. However, there is a solid possibility here, hence we're passing the rumour over to your good selves. We'll keep you posted on it...

Hitfix.

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