Posted on Monday, December 1st, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is without a doubt one of the most interesting and distinct voices in modern Hollywood. Yes, he’s a great actor and has done some truly awesome films. He has also worked with many wonderful filmmakers, is sought after by even more and also happens to be one himself. He’s already directed one feature, Don Jon, is on the short-list for every big hero role out there, and is the founder of a crowd-sourced media company called HIT RECORD where people can contribute to not only a TV show, but short films and more, all online.
Levitt did a Reddit AMA to promote the first season of HITRECORD ON TV coming to DVD. During the event, he touched on a bunch of interesting topics. He discussed wanting to appear in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, how good he thinks Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX are going to be, the latest on his DC/Vertigo adaptation, Sandman, if he thinks he’ll be in another Batman movie, what makes Christopher Nolan a good director, a possible 3rd Rock from the Sun reunion and more.
Below, read some of the highlights of the Reddit Joseph Gordon-Levitt AMA.
Click on the link in each subhead to read the context of Gordon-Levitt’s answers. The full AMA is here.
Update on the Sandman movie:
Been doing a lot of work with David Goyer and Jack Thorne, working on the screenplay. We’ve been doing our meetings at the DC office, which is a frickin rad place to work. Also just had a great conversation last week with David and Mr. Gaiman. Neil has been extremely big hearted with me, and he’s the one I want to please most.
Working with Rian Johnson and his Star Wars movies:
Rian has become one of my dearest friends, so I’m biased, but I feel enormously privileged to have worked on the first movie of a filmmaker who, I feel, is as great as any of our generation. PS – Episode 8 & 9 are going to be… I can’t even say how good I think they’re gonna be…
Would he do another Batman movie?
[First, someone responds to the question saying Nolan’s films are different from Zack Snyder’s so it doesn’t make sense.] The Gordon-Levitt did this:
(points to nose)
On not doing Django Unchained (original story):
The Django role that Quentin asked me to do was a small one. Even still, I was bummed it didn’t work out. But I’m sorta glad, because Quentin himself played that role, and I think he was perfect for it.