Joseph Gordon-Levitt On Why He’s Not Batman; Shows Support For Ben Affleck


JGLMOSWhen Man Of Steel was announced, and it was revealed Christoper Nolan would be the producer ushering Superman back on to the big screen, a lot of people were wondering whether or not his Batman films would connect to this new set of films. At the end of The Dark Knight Rises, we are led to believe that Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character, “Robin” John Blake, was going to pick up the mantel of the Bat. However, word came pretty quickly that if there was to be a Batman in the Man Of Steel universe, it would be a different one all together.

While appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman, Gordon-Levitt was asked about why he isn’t Batman. “Well, I think these new movies aren’t necessarily…I don’t know first of all. I haven’t read any of the new movies. I’m not involved in them at all. But I don’t know if they are so much a continuation of the Christopher Nolan Batman. I don’t think they’re really very connected. At least, I don’t … I actually don’t know,” he said.

Continuing on with the Batman discussion Letterman asked Gordon-Levitt why people got so upset when Ben Affleck was cast as Batman. Gordon-Levitt is just as puzzled by it as most are by saying, “I don’t know. I think he’s going to be really good.”

While not a lot is know about where they will be taking Batman, we do know they will be borrowing some elements from The Dark Knight Returns story. Although Batman wont be nearly as old, Affleck is 41, as the character is in that story, it will be interesting to see just how much they incorporate in to the upcoming Superman/Batman movie. One thing is for sure, you can check back here at Comic Book Therapy for the latest.

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