Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s New Role Revealed

March 21st, 2011 // 2 Comments

It’s official. Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star in the final Batman film: The Dark Knight Rises. He’ll join Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy as Christopher Nolan completes the trilogy summer 2012.

But Joseph won’t be playing Robin or the Riddler, as was previously speculated. He’ll play Alberto Falcone, reports Variety. Alberto, the son of mafia kingpin Carmine Falcone, wasn’t allowed to get into the family business and was educated at Harvard and Oxford instead. Too bad some people are destined for crime. When Gotham’s notorious criminals end up dead, guess who’s behind all the murders and dubbed The Holiday Killer?

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I have a hard time imagining JGL in his new role, seen here listening to his iPod while on a break from doing reshoots for Live With It (formerly I’m With Cancer). After watching him charm his way through 500 Days of Summer and Inception, I just can’t see him as a bloodthirsty killer. But hey, he looks damn good in a suit and a skinny tie, so maybe that will be enough? What do you think of his new role?

By Alexandra Finkel

  1. Mary Ramos

    I would have loved to see JGL take on the role of the Joker. We don’t know what happened to him in the Dark Knight, and although Heath Ledger was brilliant as the fiendish villain and made it his own, JGL surprisingly looks like him (down to his coy grin) and it would be an exciting challenge for the versatile actor.

  2. Darsych

    After seeing JGL in movies like Mysterious Skin and Brick, I believe he’s fairly capable of pulling off any role he puts his heart in.

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