The Dark Knight is undoubtedly one of our generation’s favorite modern films, and with the death of Heath Ledger, the movie’s fans don’t mess around.
The bar for the follow-up film has been set high and already there’s been talk of casting some our generation’s best actors, including Johnny Depp as The Riddler, Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Penguin and Angelina Jolie as Catwoman.
But now an inside source says there’s talk of another actor playing the villain in the next Batman movie; incidentally, one who acted alongside Ledger.
Find out who it is below!
According to HollywoodLife.com, a source close to Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan said he’s considering actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer, Brick) to play the villain in the next film in the series. The two just worked on the film Inception together, which comes out next month.
The source told HollywoodLife:
“Chris really dug Joseph [as an actor]. There was a joke at first between them [on the set of Inception] that Joseph wanted to read for Batman 3 and things heated up as filming continued. It’s not 100% confirmed that he’s getting [the role of The Riddler] but there’s certainly talk about it. Joseph is definitely on the short list.”
And while Gordon-Levitt is being considered to play a villain, fans need not fear of him reprising his 10 Things I Hate About You co-star’s role as The Joker. The 29-year-old actor is being considered for the role of The Riddler.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has certainly gained popularity among the industry and fans alike over the last several years, but does he have what it takes to take on a role with so much at stake? What do you think?