After quietly raising his star power and nabbing a role in “Inception,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt may be cast in another career making role. Levitt is one of the few child stars to actually make a career for himself past the age 9. Currently he has nearly 60 appearances on tv and film on his resume.
As a third installment to Christopher Nolan’s Batman machine begins to take shape, casting rumors are running amok. The villain that will torture the Christian Bale’s hero hasn’t been announced but insiders are swearing it will be The Riddler.
Via First Showing:
“We’ve gotten word from a reliable inside source with a studio casting grid that The Riddler is listed as a character for Chris Nolan’s highly anticipated to the sequel to The Dark Knight, which is still called Batman 3 at Warner Bros. Even more interesting, the actor currently listed in the same grid to play the assumed villain is none other than Joseph Gordon-Levitt, whose status is just listed as ‘interested.’”
Many names have been thrown around for roles in the third installment. Many characters have also been theorized. You may have heard Johnny Depp was after the Riddler role along with a long list of actresses after the Catwoman role. Even a delicious rumor feature Philip Seymour Hoffman as the Penguin circulated. Currently, Christopher Nolan and his brother, Jonathan Nolan along with David Groyer are still rumored to be working on the screenplay.
So is there any validity to this rumor? Perhaps. Levitt wisely spoke highly of Nolan after working with him in the latest hit film “Inception.” They reportedly got along very well and he’d be stupid turn his nose up at an opportunity like this. In my opinion, I would walk away confident that the Riddler will be a villain in the much anticipated third Batman.
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