UPDATE: Well, I’ve got good news and bad news, depending on who you are. two different sites have now debunked this rumor after contacting JGL’s people. Both Hollywood.com and EW have confirmed that the news is false.
Just to throw in a curve ball, this could all be some weird Nolan-esque ploy to throw fans off the truth. But I’m not putting too much faith in that.
And the rumor mill continues to turn. For those of you who saw The Dark Knight Rises earlier this year, you know the fate of JGL’s “Blake” character and that it is hinted he was to take over the cowl and become the new Batman. The ending raised a few eyebrows and started a few discussions. Well, if these rumors prove to be true, then we may indeed see JGL take on the mantle of the caped crusader.
HitFix is reporting “Joseph Gordon-Levitt absolutely will be appearing in “Justice League” as the new Batman.” Not only that, but another, unnamed character from Christopher Nolan’s trilogy will make an appearance in the upcoming team-up film. Obviously, I think I’d take this news with a pinch of salt and consider it a rumor until we can get some more concrete information.
What’s interesting however, is that the article states that “they’re a long way from filming anything “Justice League” related,” but with a release date of summer 2015 set, one would think they’d have to start some production on the project relatively soon. Obviously, this is all just a game of “wait-and-see” at this point.
It’s been hinted at by numerous people, most recently Man of Steel director Zack Snyder, that next summer’s reintroduction of Superman will be the first film in a new shared movie universe that will lead into the aforementioned Justice League film, but again, we’ve yet to receive definite confirmation on this.
Gangster Squad’s Will Beall has penned the script for the potential Justice League film and WB seems to like it. So, as I stated earlier, we’ll just have to wait and see if this all plays out.
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Source : HitFix