The Justice League movie is coming in 2015 so it’s about time for the rumors to start flying about who will be appearing in the superhero ensemble movie. The notion that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to play Batman in that film was all over the internet yesterday.
HitFix had some exclusive information on the matter, and according to their sources, Gordon-Levitt “absolutely will be appearing as the new Batman.” They added that with hints from Zack Snyder about how Man of Steel might be setting up a broader universe for the DC characters (like Marvel did) and speculated that maybe we’d see an appearance from Gordon-Levitt as Batman in that movie a la Nick Fury. It’s a completely reasonable guess; it would be smart for DC to start inserting pieces of the bigger picture into their films. And, I think Gordon-Levitt would make a good Batman.
As cool as all of that sounds, Gordon-Levitt’s reps told Hollywood.com that the rumors about the role are not true. Of course, there is a chance they don’t want the news out yet. We’ll have to wait and see.