Don’t Panic! This Charming Man Could Be The Riddler!!
It’s really just a matter of time before Joseph Gordon Levitt’s movie career hits the stratosphere. Now, I don’t think he’s ever going to reach the point where he’s the poster on the wall of the 14-year old girl. That’s reserved for spares like Robert Pattinson. He is already a big movie geek favorite after his great turns in stuff like “Brick” and “(500) Days Of Summer”. He looks to have a fairly large sized role in the upcoming sure to be massive “Inception”, which will get him plenty of exposure.
If this rumor becomes truth, that “Inception” exposure won’t even come close to the attention he’ll get. The gossip is that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to play The Riddler in the next Christopher Nolan Batman film. Initially, many geeks immediately thought of Gordon-Levitt to step in and take up the role of The Joker, but Nolan shot that idea down last week. I definitely think that is for the best. Heath Ledger’s Joker is iconic and sadly, I feel as if the character died with him.
Can you honestly think of someone better to play The Riddler? I sure can’t. He’s definitely got the look and the edge to play a villain, especially in the dark, seedy world that Nolan’s Batman lives in. It would be an inspired choice. I wouldn’t be surprised that Warner Brothers would announce his casting and confirm Nolan is indeed going to direct the third installment of this brilliant series at the same.