Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing Batman in 'Justice League'? 'Not happening,' rep says
Don't send Joseph Gordon-Levitt the Bat-Signal just yet.
The website HitFix recently reported that "according to sources, Joseph Gordon-Levitt absolutely will be appearing in 'Justice League' as the new Batman," referring to a 2015 film in the works that is based on the team of superheroes featured in DC comic books.
The actor's spokesperson told OTRC.com: "They are making things up. It is not happening."
Gordon-Levitt, 32, starred in the most recent Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," Christopher Nolan's third film in his hit trilogy. The actor played a Gotham police officer named John Blake, who later reveals a piece of personal information that suggests he has a connection to Batman, but is not the superhero himself.
Co-writer Jonathan Nolan told IGN in October that the move was like "a wink at the audience," adding: "These artists and writers have created this massive universe filled with kind of jewels, frankly -- so many characters that you could never do all them justice . i think what we endeavored to do what not the complete story of Batman but our complete story of this character."
Not much has been disclosed about "Justice League." Its screenwriter is Will Beall, who penned episodes of ABC's "Castle" as well as the new movie "Gangster Squad." "Justice League will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. A spokesperson for the production company declined to comment about "casting rumors and speculation."
The report comes a week before "The Dark Knight Rises" is released on DVD and Blu-Ray. The movie has earned more than $1.08 billion since it was released on July 20.