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Is Joseph The New Batman?
I will start this story with a SPOILER ALERT warning despite the fact that everyone who truly wanted to see The Dark Knight Rises already has. In any case, as everyone now knows, the concluding chapter in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy ended with Bruce Wayne living a life of leisure with Selena Kyle after passing the cape and cowl on to John Blake, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Was this all part of Warner Brothers' plan to reboot the still-viable franchise by casting a new actor as Batman?
"I don't think [the ending of The Dark Knight Rises] is necessarily a set-up," Joseph told THR.com. "I think it is the great ending for that trilogy. Even if you go back to Batman Begins, he's talking about how Batman is more than a man, it's a symbol, and a hero can be anybody and we all have heroes inside of us."
But that doesn't mean the awe-some actor has ruled out a super return, telling the site, "If it's a great script and a great filmmaker, then I'm interested."