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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Isn’t Closing Door On Dark Knight Rises Sequel

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)?


  • Tomfitz1

    Director: David Fincher?

    I’m SOLD.  Come on, he’d be great!  ;-)

  • Josh

    Bring back JGL to be the new Batman and have Ben Affleck direct it as a super gritty detective story (like Gone Baby Gone). 

  • Deanjsimons

    I personally am getting sick of reboots so if they have to continue the story from DKR then I’m all for this, assuming it is done well.

  • BatmanBeyond

    Theoretically Blake would become nightwing after watching it 4 times taking serious notes watching the movie i made a 2 page thing of facts on how everything should work out. It would only make sense the one way the other way would get screwed up

  • Cjorg2

    A new Batman franchise wouldn`t be a reboot but a reinterpretation of a character that`s been around long before Nolan. Personally I want to see a new adaptation that brings a sense of adventure back into the character. Enough ultra-realism, reflect the comic more.

  • Michael J

    It’s over.Accept it.Christopher Nolan is done with the Dark Knight and the trilogy has ended nicely.Batman is going to be rebooted to fit in with the Justice League movie universe.In Christopher Nolan Dark Knight world you’d never see Clayface or a Mr.Freeze because it isn’t plausible in the real world.He wanted his Batman universe to be realistic without the over the top villains with super powers, like Poison Ivy or like I brought up earlier Clayface who’s basically a giant monster with the abilities to replicate the looks of others.There is a reason the movie is called Batman and not Robin.We all seen how the spin off comic book movies have done.They all have failed.Catwoman,Electra and the list goes on.

    People go to the theater to see Batman and Superman out of curiosity but also because these are Iconic characters that are loved.Marvel Comics have done it right by expanding their universe on the big screen.It’s made them billions and billions of dollars.Dc comics is still behind the 8 ball so all we can do now is wait and see what they do next after the Man Of Steel film comes out next year in June.

  • ..

    Mr. Nolan already said his work of Batman finished. Also Christian Bale talked he will not come back as Batman if the movie for Robin show up.

  • MaryAnnMc

    I would like to see Gordon-Levitt return as Nightwing, in a follow-up to the third movie in the trilogy.   Having Nolan or Bale come back wouldn’t be necessary.

  • Damian Contino

    it took you 4 times to watch it to conclude that he would become night wing. perhaps John Blakes jacket at the end had a certain strip on the back with a certain color of night wing.