Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

It seems that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be working with Christopher Nolan again after the blockbuster success Inception. As always, Nolan is keeping to himself about his film and is keeping shdum about his upcoming and highly anticipated third Batman film, awkwardly named The Dark Knight Rises; a name which doesn't fit the bill for his last Batman film. It is confirmed that he is in the film but it's followed by a plethora of rumours over his character and he's highly predicted to be The Riddler.

It's nice to Levitt get recognised as the great actor he is. Even as a child he acted well and you could see a bright future but he sort of disappeared, voluntarily. He was first truly recognised in the TV programme Third Rock From the Sun which was an alien based sitcom. He then made people laugh with Ten Things I Hate About You and then took a sabbatical from films to return nice and fresh and let the world understand that he loves the idea of indie films. He returned with Mysterious Skin and Brick and was praised for his performance. He was then globally recognised for his part in (500) Days of Summer and showed his ability to change roles. I find it hard for him to be type-cast and I hope it never happens since he has the ability to diversify himself and still always be successful.

Not so long ago there were reports that Robin Williams was going to feature in this as the character Hugo Strange. Could Levitt be replacing Williams as Hugo Strange? No one knows and we won't for a while or until the release of the film, as Nolan loves secrecy.

All I know is that this is shaping up to be a film of epic proportions and a massive spectacle, an incredible piece of cinema. At the same time though, I can't help but think, "is it too much?" If it is his last of the trilogy then why would he bring in so many new characters? It's already confirmed that Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway are starring in it as Bane and Selina Kyle, respectively. The potential full line-up of this film could be Tom Hardy as Bane; Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle; Robin Williams as Hugo Strange and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as The Riddler. It's shaping up to either be one of the best films ever and will trump The Dark Knight or be a massive disappointment and a massive waste of massive talent.

Is it too much?

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