Gordon-Levitt Discusses (on TV) 'Dark Knight Rises' End/Continuation
Though it has been out for about four weeks, we haven't had a chance to discuss the ending, final moments, and potential continuation of The Dark Knight Rises. Part of that is because Chris Nolan has said time and time again he is done, completely finished, with Batman (and that universe). Plus, it's unlikely they'd continue this with Christian Bale and the way it ends, but fans love to keep talking about it. And if studios sense the buzz, they may just go for it, pull together another spin off from where it ends. The person to ask is Joseph Gordon-Levitt - and that's exactly what Jimmy Kimmel did when he got Gordon-Levitt onto his talk show last night. Obviously this is a very big spoiler for the end of TDKR if you haven't seen it yet.
Here's the half of the segment where he talks about what happens with Gotham City's John Blake at the end of TDKR. Thanks to SlashFilm for the tip on finding this and posting it. Worth watching just for Joe:
Here we go with spoilers. "This is the truth - I don't think it's necessarily a setup. I think it's a great ending for that trilogy." There, he said it. No need to keep fighting about it, right? Plus there's Kimmel: "You're Robin, you're the boy wonder." At least that is what one moment at the end leads us to believe. Though I've heard every single theory inbetween, from Blake being Nightwing, not Robin, to Blake just being the "new" Batman. Either way, I was curious about seeing him continue after TDKR, because he's one of my favorite characters in the final movie, but I didn't think it would actually happen. I thought it was Nolan's perfect way of rounding everything out with the idea of Batman being a symbol, being more than one man, and Blake was the way of showing that. Do we need to see more? Only time will tell what happens.