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November 27, 2012
Could Joseph Gordon-Levitt be Justice League’s Batman
— Posted by Ryan
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen “The Dark Knight Rises” and know that Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character (John Blake) is believed to take over Batman’s duties at the end of the film. While this seemed more like just a method of closure for Nolan’s trilogy, it is now rumored that JGL may be the next Batman in the Justice League film.
I have a couple concerns if this rumor is actually true. First and foremost, Bruce Wayne is Batman, not John Blake. Even from outside the perspective of the comic enthusiast, this is true. Bruce Wayne is more Batman than he is Bruce Wayne and his past is what made him that. Secondly, I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt and do not doubt his abilities but John Blake was Nolan’s character and an end to his franchise. To continue on with Nolan’s story would be insulting to Nolan’s legacy and destroy the ending that he intended to give. We need a Bruce Wayne for Batman, just like we need a Clark Kent for Superman. Without the identities behind the mask, they aren’t the heroes that we all know.
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First and foremost, Ryan Brown is a fan. He has been an avid fan of both the theater and cinema since an early age and his passion for both has been continually growing ever since. When dissecting a film, he focuses on all elements of film-making including some fan/cult factors. He believes that character development is the foundation of a good film and usually starts his analysis of a film from there moving forward. His writing style may be influenced by his background of narrative and argumentative studies in the subject, but he tends to enjoy a more conversational style to better interact with the readers, unlike some other pretentious and pompous writers.
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