That’s right, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is reportedly a near lock to join the cast of the new Christopher Nolan film The Dark Knight Rises. Take a moment, run around the room, and then come back to me. There, good. Now that the news is out there, lets try to be realistic about our response to it. As an Internet we can often go a little overboard with things like this. I can imagine the speculation that is going to run rampant now: He is perfect for The Riddler! Maybe he’s going to play The Holiday Killer, and the script is going to be based off of “The Long Halloween”. Wouldn’t a Nolan version of the Robin character be around his age, you know, for realism?

While it makes a lot of sense for Gordon-Levitt to sign on to this project, he gained a cult following for the neo-noir Brick, he has worked with Nolan before; I don’t think it makes a ton of sense for him to be playing some recognizable character in Batman lore with a lengthy history and a huge fan following. It has already been announced that both Bane and Selina Kyle are going to be parts of this film. That’s a lot to focus on already. It makes more sense to me that Gordon-Levitt will end up cast as something like Dive Bar Owner or Police Officer Guy instead of The Ventriloquist or Black Mask. If he were playing a big character, then the news of the casting would have probably been kept more hush-hush (no, he won’t be playing Hush) than this so they could make a big announcement like they did with the Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy castings. No, I expect his character to have a name that sounds a lot more like Rachel Dawes than Killer Croc. Or am I just being a party pooper?

Source: Deadline Muncie


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