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The Cinematic Katzenjammer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt the New Batman?


Joseph Gordon-Levitt the New Batman?

With Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy coming to an end this past summer, many people questioned where The Dark Knight would go next and of course, who would play him. Assuming you haven't seen The Dark Knight Rises (there are spoilers ahead), rumor has it that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who played John Blake in the film is set to take on the cowl for The Justice League movie that Warner Bros. is fast-tracking after Marvel's success with The Avengers

At the end of The Dark Knight Rises, Blake (who's real name is Robin) is given access to Bruce Wayne's Batcave and arsenal of gadgets and weapons to become the new Batman. This was Nolan's clever way of nodding to the Robin character without actually saying he's Boy Wonder and left fans wondering if Blake is indeed Nightwing, or the new Batman. 

Hitflix has the exclusive report that Gordon-Levitt is indeed close to signing a deal to become the new Batman and his first appearance may come in the form of a cameo in next year's Man of Steel, with a bigger role in The Justice League film set to hit theaters in 2015. 

Personally, I think this is all sorts of awesome. Sure, Joseph Gordon-Levitt doesn't have the build of Christian Bale and is far from being the muscular Batman we're used to seeing, but with Nolan's trilogy so fresh in our minds, maybe a different take on Gotham's Finest is the smartest idea. After an exceptional year, Gordon-Levitt has finally become a household name and maybe the connection between Nolan's films and The Justice League puts Warner Bros. in a much better position than what we originally thought. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in a very powerful position right now and he's never been the kind of actor to pick a role specifically for the paycheck, so this can only be a good sign for the future of DC Comics at Warner Bros. Right?

What are your thoughts on this news? Is it a good idea or do you think Nolan's universe should be left alone as it is? 



At November 26, 2012 at 11:47 PM , Blogger Shawna Baggins said...

Interesting but I have mixed feelings about this. I have no doubt that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would make a decent caped crusader but everything else pertaining to the new Batman reboot is what I'm worried about. I really dont wanna see a repeat of Batman and Robin.

At November 26, 2012 at 11:48 PM , Blogger Nick said...

I doubt that's what will happen with a universal hate for the that film and Warner Bros. seemingly really trying to piece everything together with some wits about them. Fingers crossed!

At November 27, 2012 at 12:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope not.......they had that series wrapped right up. I just don't get how Robin can even be Batman period. HOWEVER

He kept marking that symbol on the walls and sidewalk remember? That symbol looks strikingly familiar to Nightwing's symbol. Just saying. Not Batman...Nightwing

At November 27, 2012 at 12:08 AM , Blogger Nick said...

I never thought he was actually Robin in the film. His real name is Robin, as a nod to the character, but why would the alter ego of Robin be ... Robin?

At November 27, 2012 at 12:11 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

They could have said Dick, sure...but I think they wanted a bigger hint than that. That was kinda stupid in my books, however...Robin was Robin before he was Nightwing right?

At November 27, 2012 at 4:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, not sure about this. I just don't think he has the build for it. Sure he could get in the gym and they could bulk him out with the suit, but I just don't think he has the presence that Batman needs. Definitely think Nightwing would be a better fit, but if he does end up as the Dark Knight, then I'm happy for him to prove me wrong.

At November 27, 2012 at 6:53 AM , Blogger Nick said...

That's what I think I can say to any doubters. I mean, it's Joseph Gordon-Levitt, when does he let us down?

At November 27, 2012 at 6:37 PM , Blogger Michael Sears said...

Joseph Gordon Levitt has earned my trust in the past few years. Like Leonardo DiCaprio, every time he shows up in a movie he impresses me more and more.

At November 27, 2012 at 7:02 PM , Blogger Nick said...

I agree. I'll watch anything Levitt does and be 1000% behind him with any decision he makes.

At November 27, 2012 at 7:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

EEEEhhhhh, I think he's great. But if this is true? He'd be doing practically the same thing as Samuel Jackson for the Avengers. Originality at its best


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