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Gordon-Levitt Up For Justice League?
Rumours link him to the film...

27 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Hitfix

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt - The Dark Knight Rises

Though a certain saga set in a galaxy far, far away is currently the biggest topic of rumour, there is still plenty of life in speculation over who and what will be part of Warner Bros.' Justice League film, which is aiming at a 2015 launch. Now Hitfix’s Drew McWeeny has sources telling him that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is moving from likely candidate to early casting talks.

Of course, nothing has officially been announced about the film beyond Gangster Squad’s Will Beall writing at least a few drafts of the script. So this remains in the world of the rumour for now.

But it’s certainly a tantalising one, given that – spoiler alert here for anyone who still hasn’t seen The Dark Knight Rises or any discussion thereof and might complain – Gordon-Levitt’s John Blake is A) revealed to have the legal name Robin and B) appears to take on the Bat-mantle at the end.

McWeeny, who is not a man to run any old rumour, has it that Gordon-Levitt will indeed be taking on the full Bat-duty for Justice League. He even goes so far as to speculate upon a Marvel-style cameo from this Batman at the end of Man Of Steel, though that seems much more doubtful, even if Zack Snyder has begun hinting at the idea of a shared continuity between his film and the eventual League project.

So… What do you lot think? Plausible? And if so, do you want to see JGL going full cowl? Make your feelings known in the usual manner!


Do you want to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Batman in Justice League?
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A mistake
Lets be clear, I love JGL/Nolan, but they need to put clear water between Nolanverse and the JL project. The Batman of Nolan would not fit into the shiny whizzy universe of the JL. The JL Batman is more overblown, characature-ish and a fair bit harder in a fight. Pick a new Batman, one that avoids any comparisons. Start afresh...not everything needs to be dark and dirty. More

Posted by spideed2 at 13:03 on 30 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: dolfinack He isn't - ermmm for want of a better word - "manly" enough for this role. He still looks like a boy. He's just got one of those faces. Imagine Leo DiCap or Shia LeBum as Batman. No thanks. No harm in stirring up the rumour mill to help along the publicity, All news is good news, but this is all it is, a rumour. Oh and by the way.... Keaton IS Batman ote] I don't really see how JGL is less manly than Keaton, he's taller, has a better chin for Batman, and we've s More

Posted by musht at 23:03 on 28 November 2012 | Report This Post

I'd rather see Christopher Nolan going back in time and having a proper crack at making The Dark Knight Rises, as for the Justice League movie it could be good but I don't see Joseph Gordon Levitt as Batman but stranger things have happened if he was to bulk up as much as Christian Bale did for his Batman ya'd never know. More

Posted by Dr Yakubu at 20:11 on 28 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
I'm a huge JGL fan, but there is no way he could pull off Batman. No way. I'd hate it if they actually used JGL's character from TDKR in this, the end to that film was great and it would spoil it. They need to keep it as a separate entity to the Nolan films completely too. More

Posted by Coyleone at 19:39 on 28 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Double post for the win. He just officially denied it. More

Posted by dolfinack at 15:57 on 28 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
He isn't - ermmm for want of a better word - "manly" enough for this role. He still looks like a boy. He's just got one of those faces. Imagine Leo DiCap or Shia LeBum as Batman. No thanks. No harm in stirring up the rumour mill to help along the publicity, All news is good news, but this is all it is, a rumour. Oh and by the way.... Keaton IS Batman More

Posted by dolfinack at 14:57 on 28 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
Maybe they'd go with the assumption that people know Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman (and, to a lesser extent, the Flash and Green Lantern). Then the story could be a Jonn Jonzz origin tied in with some mega threat. More

Posted by Russ Whitfield at 09:02 on 28 November 2012 | Report This Post

A film of the scale that JLA will be won't be dwelling too much on backstory- as others have said, alter egos needn't be a major factor and while Bruce Wayne is the preferred Batman, that's not to say anyone else behind the cowl couldn't be- or hasn't been- successful. If anything, it would reaffirm the message of the Nolan trilogy, the anonimity of the Batman as a symbol. A reinvention of Batman just three years after the end of one series is too soon anyway. A reboot is inevitable with a cash More

Posted by sweetladybrick at 19:02 on 27 November 2012 | Report This Post

It could work
When I first saw the end of TDKR I thought it was a perfect way to cap off the trilogy and the idea of Gordon Levitt carrying it on would have been spoiling perfection. The more I think about it though, the better the idea seems to get. If he was Batman but not Brice Wayne it could be good. It would need a seriously good writer though More

Posted by phil81 at 18:06 on 27 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: I'm intrested by the Idea, but still not sure about the whole ideas of a JL film
Sorry but no if you're gonna do it it has to be Bruce Wayne I mean you only have to look at the comics they've tried it what twice now & yet they still come back to Bruce. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 16:57 on 27 November 2012 | Report This Post

I'm intrested by the Idea, but still not sure about the whole ideas of a JL film
There was a feed on other film website a couple of days past regarding the JL movie and the general census was that they should avoid using the altar egos of the film and therefore JGL could work fine but forget the idea that his birth name is Robin and stick to John Blake (even though he should have been called Tim Drake) . - this is natural progress in the DC world and fans will be fine a Batman thats not Bruce - but hey thats just my opinion and my opinions wont change the outocome of the fil More

Posted by Gazzabrook at 16:50 on 27 November 2012 | Report This Post

I'm intrested by the Idea
There was a feed on other filmwebsite a couple of days past regarding the JL movie and the general census was that they should aviod the elta egos More

Posted by Gazzabrook at 16:46 on 27 November 2012 | Report This Post

I can't see JGL as Batman, I just can't. Bring back Christian Bale and have JGL as Nightwing (Skip Robin altogether) More

Posted by Kalielyn at 14:15 on 27 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: JGL would struggle...
A JLA movie would be bobbins. In my opinion. More

Posted by UTB at 14:05 on 27 November 2012 | Report This Post

JGL would struggle...
To pull off batman in my opinion. He is a fine actor but I just don't see him having the physical side to his acting chops.*spoiler* I was also miffed that his real name was "Robin" and not Dick Grayson. If he was Dick Grayson then it would make sense that he took on the mantle but Robin? that is just cack. JLA needs a fresh take on bats I think. More

Posted by Jonda Fett at 13:57 on 27 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree with everything said above...!! (Sorry for the lazy post...long day!) More

Posted by waltham1979 at 13:51 on 27 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monkey has a really good point here. JGL is a fine actor and the ending of Rises was ace. But if we’re entering a new era, I’m not sure that the same actor should be used… unless it’s “not Bruce Wayne Batman” which will suck balls and we may as well have Electric Superman and Leather Jacket Wonder Woman. OH GOD! Batman is going to be really tough for the JLA movie (if it happens, and I still doubt that it will) because the Nolan/Bale version has to be the definitive take on the More

Posted by Russ Whitfield at 11:54 on 27 November 2012 | Report This Post

NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a horrible idea. On the one hand, I loved the way TDKR ended and would love to see a continuation of that vision/arc. On the other hand, that particular vision wouldn't crossover to the more fantastical JLA universe. Just as different writers/artists have their own interpretation of Batman, have a new Batman for JLA. JGL as Batman? GOOD! JGL as Batman in JLA? BAD. More

Posted by a_man_and_his_monkey at 11:27 on 27 November 2012 | Report This Post

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