Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and Occupy Wall Street

The actor also reveals that he is still up for a role in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks The Dark Knight Rises and OWS
Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks The Dark Knight Rises and OWS
Joseph Gordon-Levitt was at Sundance this week, where he spoke a little bit about one of 2012's biggest releases. In The Dark Knight Rises, the actor plays Gotham City beat cop John Blake, a new addition to the cast. He was asked about the film's direct ties to Occupy Wall Street, and if those themes are going to play throughout the storyline as hinted in the trailer.

This is what Joseph Gordon-Levitt had to say about OWS and The Dark Knight Rises.

"You saw it, man. The trailer isn't misleading and Nolan's not the type of guy to create a trailer that will sell you something other than what the movie is."

The actor then revealed that he is still hoping to lock down a role in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, which has been held up by his own scheduling issues.

"I really want to do it, man. Quentin Tarantino has always been one of my very, very favorites, and just getting to know him a little bit has been such a thrill for me. He's exactly who I wanted him to be, and that doesn't always happen when you meet your heroes. He's totally that guy! He's so enthusiastic, good-natured, and just loves fuckin' movies."

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012 and stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.

Django Unchained was released December 25th, 2012 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Christoph Waltz, Amber Tamblyn, Zoe Bell. The film is directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Sources: Sundance Channel

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Comments (10)

  1. Ryan222

    So Batman kicks the crap out of occupy wallstreet protestors? Nice. This will be the best batman yet!

    3 years agoby @ryan222Flag

  2. Sean

    what was pointless?

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Josh

    Man, I would LOVE to see JGL get a part in Django!

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  4. ChiRep_1

    I have such a man crush on JGL.

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  5. Yannick Decorte

    Tarantino loves f*cking movies? How do you even do that?

    3 years agoby @yannick-decorteFlag

  6. JennyL

    @narrator Do you think he'll be overexposed? I hope not.

    3 years agoby @JennyLFlag

  7. the Narrator

    JGL's a busy guy. He's got Premium Rush, TDKR, Looper, Lincoln, and possibly Django Unchained all coming out this year... damn.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  8. ZanyZap

    @zenttox We are all so sad that the article failed to entrain you.

    3 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  9. ZenTTox

    That was pointless..

    3 years agoby @zenttoxFlag

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