Yes!! Great casting news to pass along today … Deadline is reporting that Inception star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to join the cast of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises but it is widely believed that the “talks” are just a formality. JGL is expected to be on set when The Dark Knight Rises begins filming this Spring … but the question remains … which character will he play?
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to reunite with his Inception director Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Rises for Warner Bros. I’m not sure what role he’ll play, but I’m told that he will be in the movie when Nolan starts production this spring … Nolan keeps his films shrouded in secrecy, though he did lift the veil recently to disclose that Anne Hathaway would play Selina Kyle (Catwoman) and Gordon-Levitt’s Inception co-star Tom Hardy will play Bane. What role fits Gordon-Levitt?
So let the speculation begin. It was widely rumored that JGL might play The Riddler in The Dark Knight Rises but Christopher Nolan expressly claimed that The Riddler would NOT appear in the film. BUT, it’s entirely possible that JGL could appear in TDK as Edward Nygma (the alter-ego of The Riddler). It’s also possible that JGL (who does bear a striking resemblance to the late Heath Ledger) could appear as The Joker in order to tie up loose strings from the last film … but that is pretty unlikely. It also occurred to me that if Nolan is going to introduce the character of Robin, JGL might be the perfect actor to play that role. In the end, he could play an entirely different or new character altogether. Speculation will continue until we get some confirmation. All I know is that I am VERY THRILLED to know that JGL will be in the next Batman film. He is a fantastic actor and he will make a fine addition to the cast.