Posted on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
Deadline has confirmed something that has been suspected for some time — Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to reunite with his Inception director Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Rises. No one knows what role he will play, but rumor sites have been suspecting that Hugo Strange is part of the threequel story. Before there was even a screenplay, the rumor-mill pegged Levitt as The Riddler… but that seems too obvious a choice for Nolan. Other early rumors had JGL replacing the departed Heath Ledger as The Joker, but Nolan has gone on record saying that The Joker would not be recast and or appear in the new film. Also, with Bane and Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman) already announced, it seems unlikely that the film would involve a third villain.
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