Nice. Deadline says Joseph Gordon-Levitt is angling to join the cast of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, although no role has been specified yet. I’ve enjoyed this guy since his days 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN and have been impressed with pretty much every part he’s taken since BRICK in ’05. He’s a criminally-underrated actor and his involvement in this gets me even more excited about this third BATMAN flick than I even thought I could be. JGL, of course, would be another company player returning to work with Christopher Nolan after INCEPTION (the others being Michael Caine and Tom Hardy,) where his stand-out zero G fight really stole the show.
As mentioned, the role hasn’t been specified yet. There was a rumor for a while that he might actually take over the role of the Joker, given his striking resemblance to his old 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU co-star. However, Nolan’s said empathetically that there will be no Joker this time ‘round, and I think he’s also quashed the Riddler’s inclusion too (which was another role this guy was rumored for.) His casting seems like more evidence for my hope/theory that THE DARK KNIGHT RISES will have more villains in addition to Bane and Catwoman. == TEASER ==
Could he playing Hugo Strange, after all? Maybe he’ll play a heavily re-tooled Harvey Bullock or one of the super-cops I speculated about? Hell, he did already play a supervillain in G.I. JOE, so the possibilities in the rogue’s gallery are truly wide open. What do you Comic Vine maniacs think?