If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Who knows what to believe anymore, right? As soon as something looks like it's a sure thing, the rug can be so cruelly ripped out from under us. Such is the case with a story that was making the rounds a couple of days ago regarding who would play the new Batman in the mammoth superhero collaboration that is Warner Brothers' 'Justice League.' Less than 48hrs ago, one source seemed pretty confident, having talked to someone at WB, that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be playing the caped crusader in the JLA movie. TDKR SPOILER AHEAD! This would of course make sense considering where his John Blake character ends up at the end of 'The Dark Knight Rises.' It was said the first introduction of Gordon-Levitt as Batman would be a cameo in Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel.' Now however, JGL's reps are vehemently denying that he will be playing Bats at all. 'Justice League' is scheduled to hit theaters in the summer of 2015.
I can't really make heads or tails of this whole situation. On the one hand, if the reps themselves deny a rumor, then that should be enough to ensure that rumor is thoroughly debunked, but why so vehemently deny a rumor that represents something so monumentally positive for their client? Methinks the publicist doth protest too much. It would make complete sense that JGL would be the JLA's Batman. Warner Brothers is still smitten with the Christopher Nolan universe incarnation of Batman and Gordon-Levitt was presented in the ending of 'TDKR' to be the one taking up the cowl. Not to mention the fact that we're on the doorstep of 2013 and very little is solidly in place for this enormous superhero undertaking set for 2015. The original report actually indicated that JGL would be playing Batman in a solo piece even before 'Justice League,' but that seems to have been debunked now as well. Ok then, industry peeps. If not Joseph Gordon-Levitt, then whom?! Let's get something concrete on paper, because right now I have serious doubts as to whether this thing is going to be able to effectively come together.
What do you guys think? Bummed JGL won't be Batman in 'Justice League?' Do we believe his reps denial? Do you still believe they'll be able to get this thing out by 2015?