This totally falls into the category of “just tellin’ ya what I heard”, but it sounds like Joseph Gordon-Levitt just may be The Chosen One to step into The Riddler’s green suit.
“…from a reliable inside source with a studio casting grid that The Riddler is listed as a character for Chris Nolan’s highly anticipated to the sequel to The Dark Knight, which is still called Batman 3 at Warner Bros. Even more interesting, the actor currently listed in the same grid to play the assumed villain is none other than Joseph Gordon-Levitt, whose status is just listed as “interested.”
I trust that Chris Nolan will give us a fantastic new Batman film. I really do. I’m just one of those nuts who WORSHIPS Heath Ledger’s masterful performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight, is all. I will seriously watch that movie every single time I come across it on cable.
One of my favorite scenes (I may have mentioned this before, I don’t remember) is when Heath, as The Joker, hangs his head out of the cop car window…there is no musical score, just kind of a strange static noise, with his face up to the sky, almost meditating. I truly can blab ad nauseum about Heath’s performance–which in fact, felt incredibly UN-PERFORMANCE-like. It was as if The Joker was living amongst us…or inside of us, to be more precise. (See? I’ll go all philosophical on your ass about The Joker…not even kidding.)
Hey, and guess what else? Even if Heath Ledger had not tragically died prior to The Dark Knight‘s release, I’d still be feeling a bit protective of the franchise. I’m not the biggest fan-girl, but I AM a huge Batman girl. I just need to read more about director Chris Nolan’s vision for the new film.
First, I do need to see Inception which also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
All that said, there will never be another comic book character like Heath Ledger’s, Joker.