Super cutie Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s name has been in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES mix for weeks, and now Variety exclusively reports that the actor is locked in to re-team with his INCEPTION director Christopher Nolan for the third Batman film. Additionally, indie sensation Juno Temple (KABOOM) is being eyed for a supporting role as a street-smart Gotham girl, though no formal offer is on the table yet.
What role he’ll play is still anyone’s guess. Nolan’s camp is extraordinarily airtight. People are speculating that it could be a character ranging anywhere from The Riddler (doubtful) to League of Shadows villain Deadshot (more likely). Nolan just loves to keep everyone in the dark, doesn’t he?
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES swoops into theaters July 20, 2012. I’m sure most of us will spend every moment speculating on all the details up until that point and then dissecting Nolan’s choices after. I know I’m not alone in saying that the excitement for this film is palpable. Nolan is a cinematic auteur and a class act. We can’t wait to hear what he’ll do next!