Warning: If you’ve not seen the Dark Knight Rises yet, this article will contain MAJOR SPOILERS for the film’s ending. Please stop reading if you don’t want to know….
While Christopher Nolan has said he’s done with Batman, did the ending of The Dark Knight Rises give us a clue about where the franchise could go next?
It’s no secret that Warner Brothers will do a reboot at some point, but instead of a reboot could the series focus on John Blake at Batman rather than re-telling the Bruce Wayne story?
The ending of Rises certainly set that up and if the chance came along actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt says he could be interested.
However, he says he has “no idea” what the studio has in mind for the next Batman project, but if he was approached, he’d look at the project like he does any other role.
“I always choose scripts the same way,” he told the Hollywood Reporter. “If it’s a great script and a great filmmaker, then I’m interested.”
“I don’t think [the ending of The Dark Knight Rises] is necessarily a set-up. I think it is the great ending for that trilogy,” he said. “Even if you go back to Batman Begins, he’s talking about how Batman is more than a man, it’s a symbol, and a hero can be anybody and we all have heroes inside of us.”