Rumor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Set to Play Batman in 'Justice League'
Now before we move any further, everyone should know that massive spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises follow. Having said that, with the end of Christopher Nolan's trilogy in our past (it arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD on December 4th), fans have been wondering how Warner Bros. will handle rebooting Batman in order to fit the Caped Crusader into their 2015 release of Justice League. With time running short, there's definitely not enough time to do another Batman movie before Justice League would have to start shooting. However, it sounds like Batman might already be cast in the form of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Read on!
Keep in mind that we're taking this as a huge rumor for now as it seems a little too good to be true. But HitFix says, "According to sources, Joseph Gordon-Levitt absolutely will be appearing in Justice League as the new Batman." So while fans were wondering if the end of The Dark Knight Rises would have Gordon-Levitt's John Blake character simply becoming Robin (the use of the name always just seemed like a nod to fans) or maybe taking the moniker of Nightwing. But now it seems like Blake will become the new Batman if this report is to be believed. But that's not all.
While HitFix was digging around trying to confirm this story, they also have learned that Gordon-Levitt might be putting on the Batsuit before Justice League even starts shooting and he'll be joined by at least one other actor from Christopher Nolan's Batman films. What does that mean? It's likely not a feature film, but after Zack Snyder recently confirmed (in a roundabout way) that Man of Steel will keep Warner Bros. on course to Justice League, could we be seeing Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Batman showing up in a credits scene with Superman? It would take a page out of Marvel's book after having Nick Fury show up at Tony Stark's house in Iron Man to plant The Avengers seed, and fans would go crazy.
But again, this is all just a rumor, and the Man of Steel connection just hope and speculation. However, while Joseph Gordon-Levitt's casting as Batman would keep Nolan fans interested, it also raises some questions. Does this mean Warner Bros. might try to bring Ryan Reynolds back as Green Lantern so they don't have to hassle with casting someone else? Will fans be pissed that a non-canon character such as John Blake will really be taking over the role of Batman in a Justice League movie? Who would be overseeing this end credits scene in Man of Steel, if it even exists? Stay tuned.