Confirmed: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Talks for 'Dark Knight Rises'!
Briefly: At Comic-Con last year, we reported an exclusive news story about actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt being in consideration for one of the lead villain roles in Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated The Dark Knight Rises. While there's since been word that Riddler is most likely not one of the villains, Deadline has confirmed his casting, reporting that Gordon-Levitt is officially in talks to join the film in an unrevealed role ("I'm told that he will be in the movie when Nolan starts production this spring"). It would certainly be interesting if he was playing The Riddler, but we'll be waiting patiently for official confirmation. Thoughts?
Gordon-Levitt is currently shooting Rian Johnson's time-travel sci-fi flick Looper with Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels and Piper Perabo. He'll then work on The Dark Knight Rises after finishing that shoot. He's also got last year's Sundance flick Hesher due out soon as well as David Koepp's Premium Rush and Jonathan Levine's Live with It cancer comedy in the can. I am very curious to find out what role Gordon-Levitt will be taking on in this highly anticipated comic book sequel. Could it still be the RiddleR?
Update: While it's still speculation, AICN says Gordon-Levitt is "being earmarked for the role of deranged Batman stalker/wannabe Hugo Strange," a maniacal scientist supervillain who has long taunted Batman.