Now this is an interesting situation and one that many people have touched upon after the conclusion of The Dark Knight Rises, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Batman in the upcoming Justice League movie.
Well, that’s what HitFix is stating is already so: “According to sources, Joseph Gordon-Levitt absolutely will be appearing in Justice League as the new Batman.”
Update: JGL’s reps have refuted the rumor entirely as well as our own source who calls it “bullsh-t.”
If that’s the case, than it’s safe to assume that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be in the Batman reboot in 2016 as well.
The actor has stated himself in various interviews that it would take the right director and the right script for him to take on the Batman role.
As we saw at the end of The Dark Knight Rises, Bruce Wayne either died or seemingly retired leaving Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character to discover the Batcave and the Batsuit.
However, it’s been said that Christopher Nolan’s story ended there, and that he wouldn’t be doing anymore super hero films.
While HitFix basically says that Warner Bros. is stating “too bad” to Nolan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt would obviously not take on Batman without the director’s blessing (assuming). But what is interesting as of late, is that in recent news stories surrounding the Man of Steel, of which Nolan is on as producer, his name has come up hinting at some type of control. Of course it could be just a pr-move to attach the name of “Nolan” to the movie, but Christopher Nolan has come out himself and said it’s all Zack Snyder.
Now with Zack Snyder recently – basically admitting – that the Man of Steel is spearheading a new DC shared movie universe with Henry Cavill as Superman in the Justice League movie (something Cosmic Book News has been telling you for months), could Christopher Nolan have changed his mind about being involved?
Futhermore, if Joseph Gordon-Levitt does indeed appear as Batman, this presents a HUGE dilemma — he’s not Batman. This is something we’ve also put forth, that Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Batman would pave the way for the return of Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne.
And similar to HitFlix, back in August we put it forth that Batman might be appearing in the new Superman Man of Steel movie — as it just makes too much sense. With Marvel Studios blockbuster The Avengers movie raking in billions, how could Warner Bros. pass up the opportunity to include their most famous super hero — Batman.
HitFix also says that Joseph Gordon-Levitt may not be the only returning character from Christopher Nolan’s Batman movie and seems to think it could be Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon.