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Joseph Gordon-Levitt set to play Batman in ‘Justice League’?

- November 27th, 2012
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a scene from The Dark Knight Rises.

 

Earlier this week, Man of Steel director Zack Synder hinted that next summer’s Superman reboot could tie in to a larger DC Comics ensemble film that will gather several heroes from the Justice League.

Now Drew McWeeny from HitFix is adding fuel to the fire with speculation that Joseph Gordon-Levitt could appear as Batman in Justice League, which is tentatively due in 2015.

Gordon-Levitt played police officer Robert Blake in final instalment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, last summer.

McWeeny quotes sources who say Gordon-Levitt “absolutely” will be appearing in Justice League as the new Batman. He even suggests the caped crusader might have a cameo in a post-credits sequence in Man of Steel. “They appear to be solidifying deals for Gordon-Levitt and, potentially, at least one other actor from the Nolan films to do… something,” he writes.

Without ruining anything, the ending of The Dark Knight Rises opened up the possibility of Gordon-Levitt’s character filling Bruce Wayne’s bat-suit in future films.

When Synder was asked by the New York Post whether Man of Steel will be the launchpad for a more ambitious superhero film set in the DC Comics’ universe, he replied: “Um, how can I answer that? I can’t really say anything to that, because that’s a big spoiler. I will say, yeah, they trust me to keep them on course.”

Sounds pretty cool, I’d say. What do you think about Gordon-Levitt playing Batman in Justice League? Is this a good direction for the series to go? Let us know in the comments.

Man of Steel will be in theatres June 14, 2013. The Dark Knight Rises will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on December 4.

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8 comments

  1. James | November 27, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Batman?!?!?!?!? Isn’t he supposed to be Robin? Either way, it’s a logical next step since Christian is Baling.

  2. pk | November 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I thought they might do something that.
    I didn’t like the liberties they took with the “Robin” character – what happened to Dick Grayson the orphan circus acrobat?
    I also thought they might have made a nightwing spinnoff with him but I can see him doing a decent job as batman.

  3. Daniel | November 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    But wasn’t he supposed to be Robin… I don’t think they should’ve hinted him being Robin in the Dark Knight Rises if they want to make him now Batman, that would throw people off…

  4. Larry | November 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Looks like they already threw people off! What did they show you that would make you believe he was “supposed to be Robin”? In newer versions, the Robin-style character is more like a younger Batman (Nightwing, Batman Beyond, etc.)

  5. Sean | November 27, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Larry:
    They made people believe he was supposed to be Robin by calling calling him Robin. At the end of “The Dark Knight Rises” he said that his first name was Robin.

  6. Matthew | November 27, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Personally, I don’t see Levitt playing Batman. Nightwing perhaps, but not Batman.

  7. Brett | November 28, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Batman is BRUCE WAYNE… Batman was the one parents killed, trained by hitmen, mercenaries, shamen, the master detective etc …. this character was a cop…
    I don’t accept anyone else being Batman in comics or movies. I disliked it when Bane broke Bruce’s back in the comics, I disliked it when he died in Battle for the Cowl…
    I will not attend a movie with a fake Bat.

  8. Normtheskull | December 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    You do not get it people. He will be Robin and Bale will be Batman. This is all going to tie in for JL. If they want this to work they will have to get all the same actors. They will have Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Robin, Green Arrow all in place. Now to get Wonder Woman & Flash & Aquqman. Justice League is looking good

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