With all the rumors swirling around actor Joseph Gordon Levitt and whether or not the actor will play the role of Batman in a Justice League film (as a continuation of his role in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises), who better than TDKR screenwriter Jonathan Nolan to address the speculation?
In a recent interview with the screenwriter, Jonathan Nolan revealed that while Joseph Gordon Levitt's "Robin" character didn't exactly fit into the Batman universe he and his brother director Christopher Nolan had created, but that the character was "very important to the story."
It is a little hard to imagine Robin working in that universe, so the idea had to be limited to that gag at the end. But Joe’s character is very important to the story. In any movie you need a character looking at proceedings the way you see them, and Joe’s character is that character for this film. One of my favorite scenes is when John tells Bruce how he knew he was Batman. It’s like that scene in The Prestige where the little kid sees through Christian’s trick. Little kids, they don’t have any illusions, they just see the truth of the situation. I feel there’s a kind of spiritual connection between the two movies there.
However, whether he thinks we'll be seeing a continuation of the Nolan-verse in the rumored Justice League movie, his answer was vague at best. In it, he reiterates the love for Batman's character that he had while he was growing up, but that's where it ends.== TEASER ==
I’m incredibly excited. I was a big Batman fan when I was a kid. In fact he was the only comic-book character I really liked. I went through a brief spell where I was reading Captain Britain, because I was an English kid living in the States, and Wolverine for 30 seconds, Spider-Man too, but really Batman was the one. And I love that there are different versions of the character. I love that in the context of The Justice League, he’s kind of the black sheep of that family.
What do you think? Do you think we will see the Nolan-verse Batman fit into a Justice League movie? Do you want to see actor Joseph Gordon Levitt play the role of Batman? Do you think that if we get Batman in a Justice League movie that the character should be a completely different version of the character than what we've seen?