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If you’re not one of the people who have contributed to The Dark Knight Rises‘ $839.9 million worldwide box office, you may not want to read any further as plenty of SPOILERS follow.
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, whose new bike-messenger movie Premium Rush opens Aug. 24, and asked whether he’d be interested in returning for another Batman film. “I always choose scripts the same way,” he replied. “If it’s a great script and a great filmmaker, then I’m interested.”
This raises some interesting questions. As anyone who saw the movie knows, Gordon-Levitt’s Officer John Blake got fed up with operating within a corrupt justice system, quit the police department and wound up being told by Bruce Wayne where the Batcave was located. Oh, it turns out his legal name is Robin as well. Surely that lays the groundwork for something more, right?
“I don’t think [the ending of The Dark Knight Rises] is necessarily a set-up,” Gordon-Levitt said. “I think it is the great ending for that trilogy. Even if you go back to Batman Begins, he’s talking about how Batman is more than a man, it’s a symbol, and a hero can be anybody and we all have heroes inside of us.”
So, where does that leave things? Will Warner Bros. continue with director Christopher Nolan’s vision, or is the idea to restart the franchise from scratch (again)?