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Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks his future in the Batman universe

08.16.2012by: Jared Pacheco
Have you had a chance to check out Christopher Nolan's THE DARK KNIGHT RISES? What am I saying... of course you have! So you're familiar with Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character and the ending of the film, right? Just in case you're not you might want to skip this article... There by spoilers afoot!

Now that that's out of the way let's get to the goods! If you're still reading this then you know THE DARK KNIGHT RISES basically set-up for a continuation of the franchise with Gordon-Levitt finding the batcave and being revealed as a type of 'Robin' character. The question now is whether Gordon-Levitt and company will be moving forward with a DARK KNIGHT RISES spinoff/sequel. What better man to ask than 'Robin' himself?!

The guys over at ComicBookMovie were kind enough to point out a recent interview Gordon-Levitt (right) did with Jimmy Kimmel on the late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Kimmel couldn't help himself and asked Gordon-Levitt about THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and whether he will be returning to continue the franchise. While the actor did admit "It's pretty awesome though, right?!" he doesn't give much more info than that - basically because he has no idea. Here's Gordon-Levitt's response:

"Oh I don't get to decide those things man. .. Was that cagey? That's the honest truth man! You think I get to make those decisions? Honestly... this is the truth. I don't think it's necessarily a set-up. I think it is a great ending for that trilogy. Even if you go back to BATMAN BEGINS, he's [Nolan] talking about how 'Batman' is more than a man. He's a symbol. And a hero can be anybody and we all have heroes inside of us and that's a theme that runs throughout the entire trilogy."

So there you have it! Personally I wouldn't be a fan of Nolan's Gotham continuing without him but Hollywood does love their money, and I'm sure there's lots to be made here. As always as soon as we get any more hints regarding the continuation of 'Batman' we will be here to tell you about it.

As a little treat on this dreary Thursday morning I've decided to show you all a 'Batman' short film that takes place in Nolan's universe between THE DARK KNIGHT and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Coming from Bryan Nest, the short is titled "Batman: Puppet Master" and features 'Batman' villains The Riddler, Victor Zsasz and Scarface. Sure it's got tons of holes in it but it's pretty cool seeing what these characters might be like in a Nolan 'Batman' film. Go ahead and tap that shite below along with a video of Gordon-Levitt's "Kimmel" interview!


THE DARK KNIGHT RISES star Marion Cotillard

Extra Tidbit: If Nolan's world continues without him, what would you like to see happen in the next film?
Source: ComicBookMovie

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8:53AM on 08/16/2012

It wasn't a setup, it was an ending.

(spoilers) It wasn't a setup for Nightwing, it was a conclusion for Batman. Nolan wanted to give Batman the happy ending he deserved, and the only way he could do it was if Batman passed down the torch.
Besides, Warner Brothers has already scheduled their Batman reboot for a 2015 release. Aside from a hopefully badass, overpriced blu-ray set, (which I'll totally buy), Nolan's Batman is retired.
(spoilers) It wasn't a setup for Nightwing, it was a conclusion for Batman. Nolan wanted to give Batman the happy ending he deserved, and the only way he could do it was if Batman passed down the torch.
Besides, Warner Brothers has already scheduled their Batman reboot for a 2015 release. Aside from a hopefully badass, overpriced blu-ray set, (which I'll totally buy), Nolan's Batman is retired.
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