Take this with a grain of salt for now, but based on a rumor that started over at Comic Book Movie and was eventually reported in Slash Film, it appears that Joseph Gordon-Levitt may have landed a role in Christopher Nolan's next Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises... and it may be a substantial one at that! According to the news, he may take on the role of Alberto Falcone, the son of mob boss Carmine Falcone, the leader of the Falcone Crime Family who was last seen in Batman Begins and played by veteran actor Tom Wilkinson. Anyone who knows their Batman stories knows that this would make perfect sense and is definitely the role that would make JGL's place in the Nolan Batverse perfect, since Alberto plays a major role in the classic comic book storyline Batman: The Long Halloween, which Christopher Nolan takes great inspiration from for his Batman movies. The fact of the matter is that JGL has the build and look to play this role, and if proven true, it will jive well with the serious tone Nolan has placed in his Batman movies so far. Not only that, it will make sense why Anne Hathaway was cast as Selina Kyle/ Catwoman. Her character has "personal business" and ties to the entire Falcone family, so it will pay tribute to the Jeph Loeb/ Tim Sale Batman and Catwoman stories in a big way. Take note, this is still a RUMOR, so there's no confirmation yet... but we'll probably know the real deal as the months trickle down to the film's shooting date! For more info, visit the source posts at Comic Book Movie and Slash Film!
The Dark Knight Rises will show in theaters worldwide on July 20, 2012!