EXCLUSIVE! Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Talks To Play The Riddler In Next 'Batman!'

Wed, June 9, 2010 2:54pm EST by 11 Comments

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Director Christopher Nolan trades in the Joker for the Riddler in the next Batman movie and has pegged his ‘Inception’ star, JGL, to star!

What started off as a joke has become a reality —Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who stars in Christopher Nolan’s new film, Inception, is the director’s first pick to play The Riddler in the next installment of the Batman franchise!

“Chris really dug Joseph [as an actor],” a source close to the director tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “There 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.”

Adds the insider, “It’s not 100% confirmed that he’s getting [the role of The Riddler] but there’s certainly talk about it. Joseph is definitely on the short list.” 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 don’t expect to find out anytime soon whether the 29-year-old actor will actually become The Riddler in reality — the script is still being written! Also don’t expect to see JGL take on his 10 Things I Hate About You co-star Heath Ledger‘s posthumous Oscar-winning role of The Joker, either — Nolan has already confirmed that he won’t be recasting that particular part. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s rep says, “This is not true.”

The working titled Batman 3 is slated for a July 2012 release, but if you can’t wait to see a Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Christopher Nolan collaboration, check out Inception when it premieres July 16.

Laura Schreffler with reporting by Russ Weakland

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Jarred Lorenzana

Posted at 12:42 AM on November 27, 2012  

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Posted at 10:42 PM on May 11, 2012  

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skyjedi

Posted at 2:22 AM on July 21, 2010  

Terrible idea the kid from 3rd rock from the sun who played Cobra Commander in the horrible movie G.I. Joe.

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John

Posted at 5:28 PM on June 10, 2010  

MICHAEL C HALL (Dexter) SHOULD BE THE RIDDLER NO QUESTIONS ASKED. SORRY FOR CAPS BUT CHRISTOPHER NOLAN NEEDS TO SEE THIS. PLEASE MAKE HIM THE RIDDLER. HE’S THE ONLY LOGICAL CHOICE.

DO IT. NOW.

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CRISPIN GLOVER FTW

Posted at 1:10 PM on June 10, 2010  

Levitt looks faaaar too much like Heath Ledger to play a different villain! He should be cast as Joker in a small scene in Arkham maybe.

CRISPIN GLOVER is RIDDLER !!!!!

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Mr. KeN

Posted at 8:42 AM on June 10, 2010  

Very good

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mr. bambozaul

Posted at 2:31 AM on June 10, 2010  

joseph gordon-levitt would take the role of riddler to new heights like heath ledger did with the joker. nolan knows what he is doing with emily blout as catwomen and levitt as the riddler,the cape crusader will be awesome.

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scarla

Posted at 9:03 PM on June 9, 2010  

Love Joseph Gordon-Levitt !!!!!!!
The entire cast of 3rd Rock From The Sun would be fantastic in a Batman film.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 9:30 PM on June 9, 2010  

hahaha John Lithgow as Mr. Freeze!

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CRISPIN GLOVER +Riddler

Posted at 1:13 PM on June 10, 2010  

John Lithgow as Calendar man!
Kristen Johnston as Sophia Falcone!
Crispin Glover as Riddler!
Timothy Spall as Penguin!

 
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Andy Swift

Posted at 1:26 PM on June 10, 2010  

FRENCH STEWART AS ROBIN!

 
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