Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cast to Play Villain in "The Dark Knight Rises"

If I hadn't already seen "Inception" I might be scratching my head over this one. But, since I have, I'm fairly excited.

~From Screen Rant

We’ve known Tom Hardy would play a key role in The Dark Knight Rises for quite some time, but it was only recently when it was confirmed that he would be playing the villainous Bane character alongside Anne Hathaway who is also joining Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise as Selina Kyle. If two hot Hollywood actors joining an already powerful cast for the sequel to the biggest comic book movie of all time wasn’t enough, it might soon become three….

In what seems to be becoming a full-on Inception reunion for director Christopher Nolan, growing star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is next in line to join the star-studded cast of The Dark Knight Rises.

Deadline has the exclusive on a big update to previous rumors about Levitt being a candidate to join the cast of Nolan’s third and supposedly final Batman film. While there are no specifics on what character he would play, JGL is currently in talks to join the cast of The Dark Knight Rises and speculation immediately points towards JGL playing another villain in the film.

While Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a busy schedule going forward, it turns out that he has enough of an opening to participate in the filming of The Dark Knight Rises, and will be good to go when production begins this Spring.

If you’ve been following the development of Batman 3, and the obligatory rumor mill associated with it, a fake (but maybe not all fake) casting grid made its way online back in July and on it was Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s name along with the character he was being looked at for: The Riddler.

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I think he's got the goods....

10 comments:

Jessica said...

I'm excited about this. After watching Inception and the awesomeness of that movie this is fabulous. Chris Nolan, Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt together again it shall be amazing I'm sure.

TheMoose65 said...

Well it's confirmed he's in talks to be in the movie, so let's hope that goes through. The guy has some talent...the movie Brick was awesome. Also, it's not sure what his role is, even though the speculation is that he'll show up as a villain. I doubt it will be the Riddler, as Nolan already said the Riddler wouldn't appear in the film. Although I'd love to see it.

TheMoose65 said...

I doubt it will even be a villain. My guess is that he'll be a detective or a reporter. Something to that effect.

M. McGriff said...

I agree! If I hadn't seen Inception, I would be totally confused. I think he can deliver as long as they keep him a smooth, yet dark type of villain.

SQT said...

Moose-- You're right. It's hasn't been confirmed that he'll play a villain. Wishful thinking on my part I guess. I think he'd be a great villain.

S.M.D. said...

Oh man, this is huge! He would make an awesome villain :). We'll be talking about all the casting stuff on this weekend's Skiffy and Fanty Show, by the way.

Kristoffer said...

Awesome news, I've been hoping this would happen since the rumors.

Remember, we did get JGL as a villain in GI Joe. I'm just going to forget about that movie and think of Brick. Much better.

Yulia said...

Joseph Gordon Levitt is becoming one of my favorite actors after his role in Inception.(By the way, I only recently could see it because of lack of time and downloaded from http://www.torrentoff.com )He could be Riddler I would just be happy to see him casted!

Michael Offutt said...

I loved Inception but I don't know if I'd want to see him as a villain. I rather love sympathizing with him as the hero of the movie and enjoy siding with him. Bane is an unusual character choice too. I wonder if Nolan is going to be faithful to the whole "break the Batman's back" storyline and if so...is it going to be done well?

Kris said...

@Michael The idea of Bane seems like it will fit in with the vision Nolan has previously shown. I don't know if he'll go as far as breaking his back, but before Bane did that he wore Batman down mentally by releasing all the Arkham Asylum inmates. So the whole psychological aspect of breaking the bat could work...