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Gordon-Levitt Up For Dark Knight Rises?

A likely reunion with Chris Nolan

Rumours about Joseph Gordon-Levitt working again with his Inception director Christopher Nolan have been circulating ever since… well… he took the job on Inception. So it comes as little surprise to find Deadline reporting that he’s in talks to join the cast of The Dark Knight Rises.

Naturally, nothing is official yet: Warners and Nolan always tend to keep Batman news close to their chests until the last possible moment (or until things are confirmed, such as the recent announcement of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman), but you’ve got to figure that the director would end up cherry-picking from the cast he enjoyed working with so much on Inception to fill out his Bat-world.

Tom Hardy’s already aboard as Bane and Gordon-Levitt’s schedule on Rian Johnson’s Looper should be finished by the time Nolan’s planned May shoot start for Rises rolls around.

Of course, now we’re starting to wonder what role he’ll play. Ssome are naturally quick to think of him as a natural successor to Heath Ledger as the Joker, but Nolan has said time and again that the villain won’t be showing up again, partly out of loyalty to the deceased actor.

So give us your best guesses. We'll get the ball rolling with the least likely option: could Nolan be using what he keeps describing as his final Batman film to finally address Robin?