It’s been expected for quite some time now that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be re-joining his Inception director, Christopher Nolan, when production began on his third chapter in the Batman franchise, titled The Dark Knight Rises.
Now comes word that the actor is in fact in talks to join the cast, which of course features Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne along with new additions Anne Hathaway, who will be playing the latest Catwoman, and Tom Hardy, who after being left a mystery for a while was revealed to be playing Bane.
While Gordon-Levitt is only technically “in talks” at the moment, Deadline hears that he’s fully expected to be there when the movie starts filming in the spring. And because most have assumed he’d be in it in some role or another, this is pretty much a done deal.
But who will Mr. Gordon-Levitt be playing? That, my friends, is the all-crucial question…and at the moment, it’s being kept a secret.
As far as rumors go, many have thought that the young actor would be good for the villain, The Riddler. Many others have thought that if Nolan was going to go the ballsy route and bring back The Joker, that Gordon-Levitt might be the only one fitting enough to come even close to doing what Heath Ledger did, but again, that’d be majorly risky. Nolan has also said that neither the Joker or the Riddler would be in the third movie.
Since it appears my hopes and dreams of seeing Paul Bettany play Riddler are now extinct, Gordon-Levitt would obviously be a decent fit. But who do you want to see the actor play, Riddler, Joker, or someone completely different?