Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Talks To Join Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises'

by Edward Davis
February 2, 2011 2:50 AM
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"Inception" star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to reunite with Christopher Nolan in the director's upcoming superhero film, "The Dark Knight Rises." While his role is currently unknown (he was rumored to be playing The Riddler for much of last year but Nolan put the kibosh on that villain making an appearance), Deadline reports that the 29-year-old actor is in talks to take a part in the last installment of Nolan's Batman trilogy.

Production on the film is expected to start in May. So far, the actors cast in "The Dark Knight Rises" include Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy and presumably the previous members of the ensemble cast such as Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. Gordon-Levitt starred as Arthur in "Inception," Leonardo DiCaprio's right-hand man in dream architecture theft. Arguably both Gordon-Levitt and Hardy stole the picture, so perhaps it's no surprise that both of them are continuing on as part of Nolan's growing troupe (some of you may remember we predicted many from the "Inception" cast would turn up in the third "Batman" film).

Gordon-Levitt is scheduled to star in Rian Johnson's "Looper" which started shooting in New Orleans last month, and the actor is also set for work in China, but he'll be finished by the time "The Dark Knight Rises" goes into production. Who will he play? We suppose it's time to let the speculation begin, but we do know that Hathaway will play Selina Kyle (better known as Catwoman) and Hardy will play the villain Bane. "The Dark Knight Rises" is already set for a July 20, 2012 release date.

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9 Comments

  • lovelyandy | February 14, 2011 12:52 AMReply

    levit is to play the joker in a flashback scene showing how his scars were the result of an accident comisioner gordon failed to prevent.

  • Sean | February 2, 2011 11:24 AMReply

    Awesome. I found myself more interested in the team then Leo. I could care less if Leo was with his kids or not. I just wanted to see more of the team. And JGL and Hardy totally stole the movie. I remember wanting Nolan to cast them in Batman 3 and have them working together as an villain duo.

  • brett | February 2, 2011 6:08 AMReply

    He will be playing ROBIN

  • Michael Bay | February 2, 2011 4:52 AMReply

    cool.... chill.... ice......

  • BuntyHoven | February 2, 2011 4:40 AMReply

    "(some of you may remember we predicted many from the “Inception” cast would turn up in the third “Batman” film)"

    Well that was a bold prediction. Well done.

  • [A] | February 2, 2011 3:47 AMReply

    KT, can we be friends? I thought I was the only one who wasn't crazy-in-love with this guy

  • rodie | February 2, 2011 3:47 AMReply

    This is great news! I love JGL as an actor and as a super nice guy.

    The only downside is we'll have to listen to thousands of fan boys claim Levitt will be playing the Joker in a cameo.

  • KT | February 2, 2011 3:21 AMReply

    Hopefully his role is as small as possible.

    And no, he didn't steal the show in Inception. Substitute him for any other actor and it wouldn't have changed anything.

  • Tom | February 2, 2011 12:38 AMReply

    lol Bunty

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