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Possibly totally off my rocker Dark Knight Rises speculation, but is Joseph Gordon Levitt really playing the Joker?

There hasn’t been any good Dark Knight Rises speculation going on for a while, so I’m going to resurrect one that hasn’t been seen in about a year— Joseph Gordon Levitt could be playing the Joker, not some beat cop and Christopher Nolan used that as a red herring.

First, just look at that comparison photo. Sure, Ledger had a slightly bigger build than Levitt does, but in the slightly oversized Joker costume and the way he hunched over, his body shape was completely lost. The important part here is the face. Very, very similar.

Here’s an artistic interpretation I dug up for further comparison:

Second… JGL was known to be in talks with Nolan for a “major role” for a while, and had worked with Nolan before, and after months of speculation on who Levitt would play— many people were speculating the Riddler or Robin— he gets cast as a cop? Nooooo.

The character Levitt is listed as playing is “John Blake”, but if you take the first two and last two letters from that name, you get “Joke”. Hmmmm?

Despite some leaks, the last fifteen minutes of the film are crucial. So crucial, so secret, that only Nolan and a couple actors directly involved even had access to those script pages until right before shooting that final sequence. Again, many people have speculated that Levitt might end up playing Robin, and that this last sequence might be a lead-in to a Robin/Nightwing movie. I think that would be pretty cool, but I tend to believe Nolan at this point when he says that there is no place for Robin in his Batman movies, and there would have to be a lot more lead up than the last 15 minutes (I suppose) to introduce Robin.

But the Joker? He’s had his own movie, he doesn’t need a lead-in. All he needs to do is show up.

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  1. speedyracecarx reblogged this from iheartchaos
  2. dionysaurus reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    whoa, this is really interesting
  3. heralovestuff reblogged this from iheartchaos
  4. letlive reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    I think I’d love this.
  5. antikirai reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    …no comment as of now. honestly, all we can do is wait and see.
  6. gmorel1916 reblogged this from iheartchaos
  7. zombiethinking reblogged this from eisernedrossel and added:
    I’m sticking to the idea that...fake character name. I think it’s possible I’m reading...
  8. eisernedrossel reblogged this from ifeelforall and added:
    This article is really damn depressing. BRUCE ;____;
  9. ifeelforall reblogged this from eisernedrossel and added: ((No, John Blake becomes Batman...
  10. pacmantm reblogged this from iheartchaos
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  12. madefromrealdragons reblogged this from sirnightwing and added:
    Don’t even fuckin’ tease me about this bullshit, because I refuse to fucking believe it unless I see it with my own...
  13. makeitrainforest reblogged this from iheartchaos
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  15. loner4life reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    Very interesting theory. However, as much
  16. scary69 reblogged this from iheartchaos
  17. nerdgasmic-futures reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    Holy Shit! I too have had thoughts of this..
  18. guthwineandcheese reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    have heard this,...little goose-bumpish. Not Hobbit or Avenger goose-bumpish,
  19. sirnightwing reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    one for the jews
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