'The Dark Knight Rises' Confirms Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Wants Juno Temple

Gordon-Levitt's role is being kept under wraps for the long haul, while Temple will play a street smart Gotham girl.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's role is being kept under wraps, while Juno Temple will play a street smart Gotham girl
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's role is being kept under wraps, while Juno Temple will play a street smart Gotham girl
Its official! Christopher Nolan has locked his Inception co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt for a role in the upcoming superhero sequel The Dark Knight Rises. In unexpected news, indie darling Juno Temple is now being eyed for a role, and is reportedly close to signing.

Who will Joseph Gordon-Levitt play in The Dark Knight Rises? Fans have speculated that he could suit up for any number of characters including villains The Riddler, Deadshot, a member of the League of Shadows, or possibly even Robin the Boy Wonder. Well, you're going to have to keep guessing as Christopher Nolan plans to keep the actor's on-screen identity a secret for the long haul.

Juno Temple will play the supporting role of a street-smart Gotham girl. It is unclear if her upcoming onscreen incarnation will be based on a preexisting DC Comics character, or is she if someone Christopher Nolan is creating solely for his trilogy.

We'll be sure to share more on both of these actors and their The Dark Knight Rises characters as that information becomes available.

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.



Sources: Variety

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  1. slysnide

    @TheNarrator: That wasn't the point I was making. Simply that each character played a significant role in the film. Scarecrow didn't even get much screentime in the first film. Variety mag is reporting that JGL is indeed Alberto. Although idk their source. He wouldn't require much more screentime than Carmine Falcone or Sal Maroni. So thus far, we have only 2 major additions being Bane & Catwoman, with virtually no supporting cast. Bruce, Alfred, Fox, and Gordon are givens that may take up as much time as they did before. And if JGL fulfills the screentime that Maroni & Falcone took up in the last two, then that leaves zero supporting roles beyond Bane, Catwoman, and this alleged streetwise chick, as Marion Cotillard has yet to be confirmed by Nolan or WB. Factoring the 4 continuing characters, with two supporting roles (Alberto/Juno), one villain (Bane), and an amoral thief (Catwoman) leaves enough space for a small time major villain who wouldn't command screentime. 6 of the confirmed cast we can imagine factored in, plus the major duo could easily fit another 2.5hr film. IF the vintage guy is real and not BS by Gary, then its gotta be a smaller role. Strange fits the bill. A psyche guy in the beginning with his weird experiments at Arkham that somehow tie into the plot, and a final hurrah as I don't picture he and bats meeting up more than once or twice at best.

    4 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  2. Nautical

    um...hot

    4 years agoby @nautical05Flag

  3. the Narrator

    @slysnide, we both know that comparing characters like Ramirez, Wurtz, etc, with the likes of Catwoman, Bale, and Alberto is a stretch to say the least. These characters DEMAND time, as they are main villains. Characters like Ramirez, Maroni, etc, while in the comics, didn't call for too much attention as they are nowhere near as iconic as the likes of Selina Kyle, etc. So again, invalid argument. We know these characters need decent screen time, and we know that Nolan has a lot to tackle in this project.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  4. Josh

    @ejk1 Yeah, that's why I put trilogies in quotes. I've forgotten all about Superman III and IV because they were so terrible, so I really consider Superman I and II and Returns (three good films) to be its own trilogy (especially given that they're breaking from that world for the new Snyder film), but since Returns was made so much later in time it doesn't FEEL like a trilogy in the same way Star Wars and LotR and (presumably) Nolan's Batman do.

    But yes, I was referring to the actual Superman III from 1983 as where that franchise first went off the rails.

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  5. ejk1

    @shuabert Superman wasn't a trilogy, but it did part 3 was awful, so your point stands.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  6. Josh

    I just realized that if Nolan CAN pull off a movie that's at least as good as Batman Begins and ties the narrative and thematic threads from the previous two films together we could very likely have a new trilogy that becomes a staple of fantasy cinema like Back to the Future or Star Wars in a way that no comic book series has done. Promising "trilogies" like X-Men, Superman, and Spider-Man always seemed to fizzle by part 3.

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  7. Justhim_sir

    or she is harley quinn the joker's girlfriend.

    4 years agoby @justhim-sirFlag

  8. Oakfam

    ign confirmed levitt is falcones son from the long halloween

    4 years agoby @oakfamFlag

  9. laballistar

    I'll bet you anything that he's going to be the Joker. I mean look at him, he looks just like heath ledger the only thing that's wrong is he doesn't have the hair line that heath does. other then that he looks just like the guy, especially in that picture. I don't care what Christopher Nolan says I bet the only reason he said that the Joker isn't returning is so that if he does bring him back that everyone will be shocked. It'll be completely unexpected.

    4 years agoby @laballistarFlag

  10. slysnide

    @TheNarrator: Joker, Two-Face, Maroni, Chechen, Gambol, Lau, Wurtz, Ramirez, Reese, I could go on. Lots of new characters created for that film alone and many were tied together and panned out nicely. For not all command too much screentime. Only a few. We've yet to see whicih ones those will be.

    4 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  11. SonOfOne41

    Hes Alberto Falcone

    4 years agoby @SonOfOne41Flag

  12. Dan

    @diaigma I don't think you got what I meant, but nevermind :P

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  13. the Narrator

    I'm flattered @diaigma, and same to you.

    @slysnide, I said four characters, without even noticing that Strange was still a possibility. So in fact, you only added more characters to my list. All I'm saying is, it's not hard to decently tie all these folk together, but I want the connections to not feel forced. A lot of you seem to be forgetting that with TDK, our characters were tied together relatively well, but he'll have nearly double the characters here, with a lot more things going on in the background. All I'm saying is that I don't want him to have to half-ass connections, and tie people like Bane and Catwoman to the mob if there's an easier, albeit harder way.

    Also, I'm all for this trilogy coming to a close, but that doesn't mean it won't hint at Bat's in his prime. While I'd find it bold and amazing of Nolan to do something unexpected and even more tragic to our caped crusader, such as a death, I think the practical route (as the title suggests) is to have Bats overcome some impossible task, tie everything up, clear his name if need be, and no matter what continue fighting as he's the hero Gotham deserves, able to take on whatever need be in order to continue protecting Gotham's citizens. While it sounds overly predictable, and I don't necessarily want that type of an ending, it's one that's far more likely to happen than a solid, all-out, trilogy closer.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  14. Dark enV

    Do you guys remember the posters for TDK and how the top was just filled with all the cast names? Now imagine how the posters for TDKR is going to look with this ever-growing cast. Nolan is going all out for this one. I'm expecting to hear that Cotillard is officially cast in this soon. I have to say I'm loving all the casting news we're getting for this and Superman

    4 years agoby @dark-envFlag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @dan1 Funny how in Under the Red Hood Jason took the wheels of the bat-mobile easily

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  16. DoubleR0522

    Awesome !!!

    4 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  17. Dan

    @bawnian-dexeus Nah, that'd be too silly :P

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  18. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Why do I get the feeling that by reading "the supporting role of a street-smart Gotham girl", that there's a slight chance, for comedic purposes, though I highly doubt, she will jump into Batman's new Tumbler and steel it

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  19. Dan

    100.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  20. slysnide

    @TheNarrator: There aren't THAT many new characters. Afterall, only four are continuing (assuming Scarecrow won't return), and mobsters of the Falcone family would help populate Gotham's underworld. Catwoman can certainly tie into the Falcones, as can Bane. If the streetwise Juno character is in fact the new girl, and NOT the long rumoured Talia, then this allows a tight knit group of rogue characters that are to be treated as simply mobsters or freaks of the night as in the predecessors. Given the DQed vintage villains, then it's becoming more and more likely that Professor Hugo Strange will be the new lead villain. Or at least be in the intro with his crazy side not emerging till the climax like Two-Face. Arkham's return and the comments by Nolan that he wishes to ressurect the spirit of the original supports these casting rumors. And in his last interview at the Oscars, Nolan addressed the Batman 4 possibility by heavily implying that this will for all intents and purposes be a conclusion to his saga, and not a continuation meant to go on and on as we all wish it to be.

    4 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  21. Diaigma

    @dan1 - I don't. I love @narrator's comments! :D

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  22. Dan

    I think we give @narrator enough grief about being long winded. I'm gonna stop doing that lol.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  23. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @narrator Gawd i love reading your extensive comments :)

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  24. the Narrator

    I honestly don't want Alberto to be the villain here. A "who-dunnit/noir" like story arc would seem out of place, as opposed to the rather straightforward style of Nolan's past two films. While his presence would please a lot of fans, and bring this trilogy back to it's roots, it's too predictable as Alberto isn't a reoccurring rouge, but rather an open and closed villain (opening in TLH, and closing in DV). While the large amount of characters being brought into this final installment also screams a Holiday Killer type scenario, I don't really think that'd make for a good Bat's ending. Even with a three hour long runtime (which is unlikely), we'd have to tie up all loose ends from the previous films, plus - introduce four or possibly five new characters, maintain and develop the numerous story arcs that the film will have (as Nolan like to multi-task), and still bring this trilogy to a close. I mean, I don't want to push the bounds here, but Nolan isn't able to leap buildings in a single bound, and I don't expect him too.

    If the news from Variety and other sites are true, and Levitt is indeed playing Roberto, then I guess it makes sense on all counts, as the story still takes place in the mythical first years of the Caped Crusader and Levitt matches Alberto fairly well (look at the film Brick). That said, if they were to go this difficult route, and the film were to end on a whole "Batman is a necessity" thing, it would not be satisfying. I believe that Nolan would tie off his trilogy with a sense of never ending victory, as Batman finally passes his first few years as a crime fighter and enters his prime, ala the comic books, which is okay. I'd just like to see Nolan, if the story permit, do something bold and unexpected. Then again, the title even hints at a better future for TDK, which gives little hope to my personal wants.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  25. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @m2 doesn't really fit the "vintage" bill. But hey, that's my opinion

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  26. m2

    @bawnian-dexeus: I know right.
    So is Alberto Falcone the villian that Gary Oldman was talking about a while back?

    4 years agoby @m2Flag

  27. Dan

    @bane5000 Good. As we suspected.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  28. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    People really don't read

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  29. Bane5000

    THIS JUST IN FROM VARIETY AND SHOWBLITZ...

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt's will play Alberto Falcone, son of Mafia chieftain Carmine Falcone, who Tom Wilkinson played in "Batman Begins," insiders tell Variety's Jeff Sneider. The younger Falcone would bring Christopher Nolan's "Batman" trilogy full-circle, and fits with the director's stated intentions for continuity and "realistic" villains.

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  30. Oakfam

    NO ROBIN NOLAN SAID IN A INTERVIEW NO ROBIN AND NO MORE JOKER

    4 years agoby @oakfamFlag