TDKR: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Says There Were No Discussions About What 'Suit' He Puts On

JGL also states that he thinks the ending was a perfect way to end Christopher Nolan's trilogy and that he doesn't believe that they'll continue the story with a spinoff for Robin John Blake.

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By Mark Julian - 8/23/2012
A lot of folks and many of the users here in the CBM community are convinced that Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy will continue on with Josepth Gordon Levitt as Batman, Robin or Nightwing. Levitt however, is not so sure. When asked whether he thought the story would continue he stated that 'its not up to him but that it would be awesome to be in that movie!'

Levitt goes on to say though that there were never any hypothetical conversation on set to specify that if the story continued on whether he'd be Batman, Nightwing or Robin. Said Levitt---

Honestly, no, we never talked about that. And honestly I know a lot of people talk about the ending of that movie being a setup for a sequel but I don't think that's necessarily what it is. It's a great, perfect ending for that trilogy.



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Running Time: 2 hrs 45 min
Release Date: July 20 2012 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (screenplay), David S. Goyer (story)


The Dark Knight Rises is a superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan and the story with David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film will be the third installment in Nolan's Batman film series, and is a sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). The Dark Knight Rises is intended to be the conclusion of the series. It stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman. The film will take place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight and will introduce the characters of Selina Kyle and Bane—portrayed by Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy, respectively—two villains from the Batman mythology.







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Jolt17 - 8/23/2012, 4:02 AM
What's best for the trilogy is to leave it as what it is, indeed.

However, I DO want to see...maybe, a photograph of him in the Batman suit, or some true interpretation like that.
Dane - 8/23/2012, 4:07 AM
you're shit, grif
kevberg - 8/23/2012, 4:10 AM
i endorse grifs endorsement.
GOTG - 8/23/2012, 4:16 AM
what ever happened to spoiler alert for people who havent seen the movie, seriously you put the spoiler in the title for gods sake!
JameJame - 8/23/2012, 4:20 AM
Why do people think he would become anything other than Batman? It makes no sense to me. Bruce said "Anyone could be Batman", he leaves him with all his Batman gear, there's a new Bat Signal, and the very last shot is JGL RISING in the Batcave before the title "The Dark Knight Rises" appears
Wetboy40 - 8/23/2012, 4:22 AM
Grif is SHIT!!

This movie was AWESOME!!!
Great ending
Great movie
Great Robin
Great fan art
AmazingFantasy - 8/23/2012, 4:24 AM
I say Nolan is cock-teasing his fans with this.

"Hey fans"
"What?"
"Guise imma put Robin in TDKR"
"FHWERGERTHYTYRTDHTRJRYT"
"Oh shit sorry at the end..."

Nolan:



Was it a waste to put him in and do nothing with him?




Ace101 - 8/23/2012, 4:25 AM
http://www.howitshouldhaveended.com/videos
KingEmperor - 8/23/2012, 4:26 AM
NO CONTINUATION. It was a perfect ambiguous ending.
mctrinket - 8/23/2012, 4:26 AM
Not a great film. Very disappointing, actually. Nolan is overrated.
DocDeath - 8/23/2012, 4:29 AM
[frick] no robin!!!!
Maia87 - 8/23/2012, 4:32 AM
The whole "John Blake aka Robin" plot was disappointing. That cop is a douchebag, he don't even know martial arts or some fight training. A guy like him would'nt survive more than 3 minutes against armed gangsters in the streets of Gotham. He's not ROBIN for me.
ralfinader - 8/23/2012, 4:35 AM
Not a fan of the actor or how Robin was used in TDKR. Would rather they do the charactor justice than twist and change him to fit Nolan's crap watered-down Robin. Bring on the Batworld reboot, and leave the Nolanverse where it belongs, untouched and in the past (well, still in theaters, but the story is done, stick a fork in it).
ThomCreed - 8/23/2012, 4:37 AM
@TheStarSpangledMan thanks for the Robin pic ;)
GUNSMITH - 8/23/2012, 4:48 AM
IT WAS AND ENDING..BUT, IF YOU WANNA END IT DONT GIVE HINTS THAT MAKE FANS SAY"OMG WHAT'S NEXT?"SHOULD HAVE LEFT FINDING THE BATCAVE OUT AND JUST ENDED WITH BRUCE AND SELINA IN PARIS...DONE.

MJPETTY7 - 8/23/2012, 4:56 AM
I hate it when people say Nolan is overrated and then turn around and praise Whedon. Whedon is who's overrated in my opinion. I LOVE Firefly, Serenity, and The Avengers, but he is still a little overrated. Nolan on the other hand deserves the credit he gets because he knows how to make an epic film blockbuster.
AmazingFantasy - 8/23/2012, 4:57 AM
That was silly to ad him in as Robin, led no where and did nothing.

Angelus - 8/23/2012, 5:08 AM
Great movie, and no to any continuation for the Nolan franchise.
spidey23435 - 8/23/2012, 5:13 AM
The ending of the movie was great. That being said not sure how fans refer to it as ambiguous. It pretty clearly wraps every little detail. Bane and Talia are both dead, Bruce/Bats clearly survives the ending as Lucious crew clearly states Bruce Waynes Id was the one that fixed the Auto pilot (why go through the trouble to explain that, if not to explain that it is Bruce at the end), They clearly show Alfred seeing Bruce, it wasn't a fleeting moment where it was someone who just looked like Bruce Wayne, it clearly was him. How else does JGL/Blake get the info to go to Wayne Manor. It is clear as can be that Bruce survives and has passed the torch, Not sure how much more blatant you can be.
ronnie42 - 8/23/2012, 5:29 AM
It was the worst in the trilogy. It's time for a reboot, get someone who know's what there doing. The originals batman films were pretty good, I dare say it but the batman and robin was actually fun. I'm sure the right director can do a proper batman, not turn it into some milked resident evil style movie.
TheDetectiveComicRises - 8/23/2012, 5:36 AM
Agreed great ending! Great movie! Great trilogy!
siggisuperman - 8/23/2012, 5:36 AM
Shit ending, raped the origins and character of robin, making him a grown ass man and a cop.

Movie was rather crappy, and so was TDK Ledgers performance was legendary but Bale has been lackluster throughout all films, and the great director barely made a good trilogy from some pile of shit scripts.

They did a good job o introducing a lot of villains, but most of them were a misfire in regards to character and motivations.
siggisuperman - 8/23/2012, 5:38 AM
And wtf is the use of a comment system if people are not allowed to express that they don't like the movie. So what only positive comments are allowed ? does that go for articles about Green Lantern and Ghost Rider as well ? [frick] you Ajmathew80 I am a beautiful nerd with a good physique
djohnpi - 8/23/2012, 5:39 AM
Do a world finest only way to go from here to a JLA only way to go just me.
shadearts - 8/23/2012, 5:42 AM
Good don't continue I just realize why I am so critically of the these movies I never really felt Batman grew from Batman begins he didn't become the greatest detective on earth, he didn't create his own awesome gadgets, and he kept getting out smarted by the bad guy all he did was show up beat the CRAP out of somebody then retire
mikesinuman - 8/23/2012, 5:43 AM
so you still thought that nolan is a good story teller eh? robin is dick grayson. richard grayson, a circus performer, not a cop.
xXkryptoniteXx - 8/23/2012, 5:53 AM
It's a great trilogy and that's that, name me any recent trilogy that is successful as a film?
LOTR
The dark knight trilogy
Bourne trilogy

What else?

Haters well hate with all the success this movie does, in the end they lose cause they haven't amount anything in life. Ha! Hating on Chris Nolan? At least he has done movies that are well receive by critics around the world, his name well stay in Hollywood for years, while you haters well fade away.
SimpleObserverOfThings - 8/23/2012, 5:55 AM
They're not going to continue with this, it's to the viewers imagination on what happens next, but the reality is Warner Bros. wants to develop a JL movie in order to keep up with Marvel.

I know with the release of Man of Steel that's going to be the start of the development of JL, so that would only mean that they would have to either reboot Batman, or just pick up a story of Batman without having to explain, again, the origin of his character.

Green Lantern is likely not going to be rebooted but just continued to another sequel, kinda what Marvel did with Hulk, they'll forget they made it, and just create another one like nothing happened.

Wonder Woman and Flash, wouldn't be great movies because there isn't much you can do with these characters. The only way they could make Wonder Woman work is if they keep the movie centralized on her training, fighting, and interacting within Themyscira, and don't take her into mankind's reality until probably at the end of the movie where she meets one of the members of JL, likely Superman, and her costume should reflect that of Greek mythology, almost making the movie look like it was made by the same makers of Xena Warrior Princess mixed with makers of 300.

The Flash could only work if again they stick to him, develop his character, kinda like what they did with Captain America, make the story only about him, with only small hints of the JL being around, then of course have someone from JL recruit him, likely Green Lantern.

That's my take on why Chris Nolan stopped the making of his version of Batman, and what are the possible plans of Warner Bros.
DarkArts - 8/23/2012, 5:58 AM
Nolan's realism was nice and though TDK left fans screaming for more, TDKR a way wore out the welcome for Nolan's Batfilms.
What Nolan doesnt seem to get is that people go to movies to be entertained, not get a lesson in movie realism.
And some types of realism cannot entertain.

For example a Rocky 7 with Rocky being crippled and bullied by male nurses at a nursing home might be realistic, but who would want to tell that story or watch it?

In TDK Nolan had Batman get his ass kicked and had some very bad things happen to him and the city as a whole. And TDKR was really just a continuation of that theme. And it got old.

2 months ago I couldn't wait to see TDKR, after seeing it, I'm glad Nolan has left the Bat-Cave.
Nolan's Batman got his ass beat in TDK and TDKR, EVEN WORSE than "Kick-Ass" or "Ass-Kick".

It actually was very similar to Kick-Ass, just without the laughs.-Guy wants to be a super-hero-guy gets his ass kicked!
AmazingFantasy - 8/23/2012, 6:00 AM
Greatest movie ever? Best trilogy ever?

Someone hasn't picked this up.



Ha1frican - 8/23/2012, 6:15 AM
CBM please stop reminding me how utterly retarded tha ending was. I eured it twice in Theaters i dont need to relive it any more.
Groillagrod87 - 8/23/2012, 6:24 AM
You guys make no sense saying he had no fighting training but robin in the best graphic novel of all time had no training and a girl the ending was a lot like the dark knight returns.
breakUbatman - 8/23/2012, 6:30 AM
I liked the ending because it wasn't just for us fanboys but for Batman fans as a whole regardless of what medium you encounter him in you know Robin. It was like an easter egg for everyone. Really don't see it as any different from having Thanos pitch up at the end of Avengers, neither one adds much to the movie but are both nice touches.
BatSlam - 8/23/2012, 6:33 AM
they cant continue with this. they have to reboot the batman movies if they want to make a justice league movie. I would hate to have john blake sitting around the table with supes ww gl and aqua man, that would just be stupid. John Blake hasn't had near the training that bruce had and doesn't possess near the knowledge. Also if Bruce Returned as batman to be part of the justice league, that would be dumb as well. A 40 something batman who can't walk and has had his body beaten to shit because he has been batman for 10 years while the justice league is just getting of the ground, no thank you. I dont want grandpa bats in a jl movie.
UltimaRex - 8/23/2012, 6:37 AM
The TDK Trilogy is over.

It will not be continued.

But JGL should be Bruce Wayne/Batman in JL and then the "soft reboot" after that.

And to the "haters", TDK is still the greatest CBM of all time. Suck it.
Rodney21a - 8/23/2012, 6:42 AM
So Your telling me if the Studio approaches Levitt with a potential 3 picture deal worth millions to him he says he wouldn't do it?

I CALL BULLSHIT!!!!

subzero1077 - 8/23/2012, 6:47 AM
Oh how quickly we all turn!

You'd have to be a complete retard to say TDKR was a terrible movie.
Gromblidor - 8/23/2012, 6:48 AM
I'm glad it's over. Just reboot it with the black and grey suit, make it look like Batman: Dead End or Arkham City.
InFamouslyCool - 8/23/2012, 6:55 AM
If Nolan did a Robin spin-off (which I highly doubt) or someone did it Nolan-style people would watch. I don't care for a Robin (or any sidekick) movie but even I would watch it, him [JGL] for the hell of it.
breakUbatman - 8/23/2012, 7:01 AM
How many film are the best possible adaptations though, Bond has 20+ movies yet you'll find its vastly different from the books. I wont even go into how far the Bourne movies deviate, Lord of The Rings in my opinion is the best possible adaptation to film but look at how long it had to be and how much it didn't cover.

Generally I find it better to just judge these things as their own thing. Regardless of the possibilities, this incarnation has struck a chord with movie goers. Because these characters have been around for so long and have such a rich history its harder to get across the 'best possible' film. What themes, villains, supporting characters etc would meet those requirements?
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