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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of the names being thrown around for the next installment of Batman. I loved him on “3rd Rock from the Sun”…he was too adorable! Do you think that Joseph would be a good fit for the Riddler?
Accoridng to Hollywood Life,
â€œChris really dug Joseph [as an actor],â€ a source close to the director tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. â€œThere was a joke at first between them [on the set of Inception] that Joseph wanted to read for Batman 3 and things heated up as filming continued.â€
Adds the insider, â€œItâ€™s not 100% confirmed that heâ€™s getting [the role of The Riddler] but thereâ€™s certainly talk about it. Joseph is definitely on the short list.â€ This should make fans happy, especially as several fan sites have expressed a wish to see the 500 Days of Summer cutie score the role!
But donâ€™t expect to find out anytime soon whether the 29-year-old actor will actually become The Riddler in reality â€” the script is still being written! Also donâ€™t expect to see JGL take on his 10 Things I Hate About You co-star Heath Ledgerâ€™s posthumous Oscar-winning role of The Joker, either â€” Nolan has already confirmed that he wonâ€™t be recasting that particular part. Joseph Gordon-Levittâ€™s rep says, â€œThis is not true.â€
I wouldn’t think anyone should take over the Joker role…it was Heath’s role and will always be!