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Joseph Gordon-Levitt rumored to play Batman in JLA

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 8:11 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

Justice League of America is coming in 2015, which is just around the corner. Earlier this year, Zack Snyder said his Superman movie Man of Steel had nothing to do with Justice League, and Batman curator Christopher Nolan has no plans to get involved.  With DC’s two biggest guns headed in separate directions, it was difficult to see how Warner Bros. would start building up to Justice League over the next three years.  If recent rumors are true though, they already started.  Snyder now recognizes that the Superman you see in Man of Steel is most likely the same version you will see in Justice League.  A new report suggests that we’ve already seen the new Batman as well, and he is Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

At the end of The Dark Knight Rises, John Blake (Gordon-Levitt) inherited the Batcave on a clear path to succeed Bruce Wayne as the new Batman.  I don’t think Nolan was thinking long term with this revelation, but I think the WB is looking to capitalize off Nolan’s success wherever they can.   So it makes sense that the studio would approach Gordon-Levitt about continuing the role after Dark Knight Rises, probably long before today.

The difference now is that, according to Motion/Captured, Gordon-Levitt is close to a deal that would lay out along-term plan to play Batman.   As reported earlier, it’s very possible that they’ll wait until Justice League in 2015 to reintroduce Batman.  But M/C, after speaking to sources to put together their report, has reason to believe we will see Gordon-Levitt as Batman earlier than that.  From there, it’s all speculation, and I’m sure you can picture it.  There is only one major DC feature between now and Justice League, and it’s not that hard to shoot one post-credit scene for Man of Steel where Superman gets contacted by a mysterious figure who needs help against a powerful foe…

What do you think?  JGL in anything excites me.  I think he is an amazing actor.  Possible a little short, but I can overlook that because of his immense talent.

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