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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Short Listed To Play The Riddler In New Batman!

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Now THIS is casting we could get behind!

Sources who are close to the production of Christopher Nolan's Batman 3 claim that the casting grid confirms that The Riddler will DEFINITELY be a character in the third installment of the reboot, and that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is shortlisted as an actor that they're interested in casting for the role!

YES! We think he's the perfect person for the role. Obviously, they'll never be able to strike gold the way they did with Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, but he'll make for a nice successor!

The script is still being written, so it's unclear how large The Riddler's role will be, but this is definitely a good sign!

What do U think?? Do U like Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the part??

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83 comments to “Joseph Gordon-Levitt Short Listed To Play The Riddler In New Batman!”

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    Yay, I love love love him!!!

  3. 3

    He's AWESOME so I say YES!

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    back when heath died and people were talking about the possibility of putting someone else to play the joker, i used to say joseph would be an interesting choice because they look similar. but i think it's better they're writing in a new role, no one could do justice to the joker after heath.

  5. 5

    hell no. i'm tired of actors who still look like kids. back in the 70s they made movies with actors who looked their age

  6. 6

    yes ha..omg i luv him!!

  7. 7

    He is hot!

  8. 8

    They were both in 10 Things I Hate About You, weird.

  9. 9

    Yes! After seeing him in Inception I'm a huge fan. He has developed into a great adult actor.

  10. 10

    They were both in 10 Things I Hate About You too, weird.

  11. 11

    they were both in Ten Things I Hate About You, too how weird

  12. 12

    that would be awesome! …he also needs to do (500) days of autumn with Minka Kelly… that would be great too!

  13. 13

    EXCELLENT choice!! Make it so, captain.

  14. 14

    I LOVE HIM. my fav actor. and he would be PERFECT for the part

  15. 15

    i can't stand that guy!

  16. ass says – reply to this


    Dude, you already fucking posted this a while ago. Moron.

  17. Ryze says – reply to this


    I still say they should get Helena Bonham Carter as Harley Quinn to seek revenge on Batman for what he did to the Joker. She could do a good job. She has the wicked laugh and that creepy longing factor when she acts.

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    Yawn! Why do they have to keep dousing characters already done. Please do something new. Clayface, ManBat anyone?? The Riddler is a boring character no matter who plays him. He's a supporting character at best, not a leading one.
    And yes Perez, Joseph could easily make the same hype that Heath did, all he has to do is die right before the movie comes out. That's the only reason Heath's Joker became so "legendary", not his actual performance.

  19. Jaded says – reply to this


    I'm totally into this. He could bring to the Ridder what Heath brought to the Joker.

  20. 20

    This is simply not true.

  21. 21

    He's good but Johnny Depp would have been perfect

  22. 22

    Ah and they were in '10 Things I Hate about You' together. I think it's a good choice he was good as the bad guy in G.I. Joe. |R|I|P| Heath (Legend)

  23. 23

    oh thats not a bad choice.But what about robin williams?He was probably born to play that role.Hell hed probably light up that screen even more then jack nicholson did in the first one.I know jack played the joker in the first one.But I think they should seriously look at robin williams for that role!

  24. 24

    Love it, love him!

  25. 25

    omg he is my celebrity crush, and guess what!? Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are my all time favorite comic book movies. I think he would be PERFECT for the part! I love you Joseph Gordon-Levitt!

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE that idea!!!

  28. 28

    He was great in Nolan's "Inception." Awesome flick.

  29. 29

    No way he ruined G.I Joe they should get Michael C. Hall he can really light up the scene as a criminal mastermind

  30. 30

    I still want Catwoman. Please!

  31. 31

    That would be perfect casting! He was great on 3rd rock and if that charactor shown us anything it showed the guy has range. Quirky, Quick witted, energetic, all those charactoristics the actor in the original Batman series gave us. Jim Carry did great, but his spin was more comical than dark. I'm not much for comic book movies, but if they do it dark and if it's got a good script, it could be a major hit with levitt! I hope he gets the role!

  32. 32

    How predictable.
    Emily Blunt as Catwoman too?
    How shocking.

  33. 33

    No! What about Johnny Depp?! He would've been perfect!

  34. 34

    YES hes amazing!

  35. 35

    I SO SUPPORT THIS!!!!! He's got major talent, and I think he could do a great job. No one will ever top Heath's performance in the DK, but JGL would bring something special to the third installment. I think he could totally pull it off!

  36. 36

    It's not a reboot, it's a sequel.
    God! Perez knows NOTHING!

  37. 37

    Re: Ryze – I thought of that too.
    But then I remembered that Harley was in her mid/late 20's. And let's face it, Helena isn't getting any getting any younger.

  38. 38

    i love this kid, i think he'll be fantastic!

  39. 39

    NPH should be the riddler it would just work

  40. 40

    i think this could be good, especially since they retain Chris Nolan. just keep it DARK, not get all silly and schmucky like Joel McLaughlin did.

    make Riddler an obsessive compulsive freak!

  41. 41

    Re: curiousred – It's the third installment of the REBOOT of the Batman movies. this third movie isn't a reboot.

  42. 42

    if only we could get tim burton back as director…

  43. 43

    Perfect. He's a great actor who has the potential to turn like Ledger did as the Joker. He can really get into a role, can't wait to see how this turns out.

  44. 44

    are you fucking kidding me??? Perez, this is like saying your vocal talent should win a Grammy Award! horrible choice…

  45. 45

    YES this is what I've wanted for months! Can't believe it's gonna happen!

  46. 46

    Excellent choice. Love him!!!

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  48. 48

    Hell yes!!!!!!

  49. 49

    He's perfect and was soooo good in Inception!! LOVE it!

  50. 50

    Oh yeah, he could do it.

  51. 51

    I would LOVE for this to happen. I think he is underated as an actor, despite some brilliant performances, so its great to see him getting more high profile roles.

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  53. Sica says – reply to this


    Re: ass

    He posted that this was a RUMOR before, now he's posting that it has been CONFIRMED.

    Anyways, I was a little skeptical to see how he'd do in a dark role, but ppl are saying he's been doing well in his recent roles, so maybe it'll work. Plus, Chris Nolan isn't an idiot when it comes to judging who can fit into a role. I need to see Inception appearantly.

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  55. Sica says – reply to this


    Re: Unbelievable!

    I COMPLETELY agree! I would like to see Clayface, Man-Bat or Killer Croc in this series… and I would love love love to see Harley Quinn. I'd also be ok with them bringing Bane back and doing something awesome with him because his appearance in B&R was just ridiculous

  56. 56

    Re: nkaboga
    and you didn't see GAMER with the criminal mastermind being Michael C Hall?? That was woeful

    GI JOE was just bad all together…not just him, EVERYTHING in that fucking movie was horrible.

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  59. 59

    i hope so ive always likes him!!!! great in everything hes in

  60. 60

    helly yes he's good. but just for aesthetic reasons no……..he looks alot like heath ledger

  61. 61

    Yes yes yes YES! I can't think of anyone better, truly. He has grown up from an cute scrawny kid actor into such an insanely SEXY MAN and fantastic actor! And of course it's great to reminisce back to the 10 Things days with him and Heath together, and so crazy that growing into a man, he now resembles Heath both physically as well as his acting ability. Oh I REALLY hope this comes to fruition!

  62. 62

    Yes! He is one of the best actors of my generation, loved 500 Days of Summer, love him, YUM!!

  63. 63

    perfect !!!!!!! This is what i been saying since dark knight first came out. also if they do deside to re-up joker ben foster will be perfect. I know alot of people want johnny depp to play riddler. he's great but he's doing to much now and i dn't want to see the willy wonka/mad hatter type up riddler. i just think it's joseph gordon time to shine.

  64. 64

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES! he is amazing!

  65. 65

    LOVE IT!! love love love love it

  66. 66

    NOO:( just like theres no better joker than Heath Ledger, There's no better riddler than Jim Carrey!! i loved him as riddler.They should use him again:D

  67. 67

    Yes! He is awesome. Let him do it Nolan!

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  69. 69

    YESSSSSSS! JGL is an incredible actor who can 1000% pull this off! I love him!

  70. 70

    they need NPH in this movie

  71. 71

    If you saw him in GI JOE , you know he cant pull it off.Might as well give the role to Corey Feldman

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    Puh-lease…he's shortlisted??? He's already got it in the bag, Inception was his "try-out" with Chris Nolan FOR the part of the Riddler. Shortlisted my ass! LOL Everyone in the know has been talking about him having that role for the last YEAR and it is well deserved.

  74. 74

    interesting post. but you should check back up with your info, since Heath Ledger (miss him!) played THE JOKER not THE RIDDLER. And NO ONE will EVER be as good as Heath as the joker, and Jim Carrey as the Riddler.

  75. 75

    this is a good choice. and i dont think heath ledger was all that good as the joker.

  76. 76

    yay! he was awesome in inception and 500 days of summer!

  77. 77

    yes! I love it! he's perfect!

  78. 78

    i see myself developing a fetish for the riddler after this movie…i love me some joseph gordon-levitt

  79. 79

    JGL is a great actor. But I heard rumours a year or so ago of David Tennant's interest in the role. I'd perfer to see him in the role. I've not see JGL in a dark film role, so I don't know how well he could pull it off…he probably could, but I still wish the David Tennant rumours were true.

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    Re: AliciaMonster – omg David Tennant would be really good I think, and I agree that Michael C Hall would be excellent. But I think its too late.

  81. 81

    love Joseph Gordon levitt, i've always thought he was hot since 3rd rock from the sun. i can't wait for this movie to come out

  82. 82

    im honestly really excitedd

  83. 83

    I like him!!! But i find it creepy how him and heath ledger look similar :P also they've played in 10 things together! :) but yes i think he would do a terrific job! yay:)