Rumor has it that he will. Over at BleedingCool.com, Brendon Connelly admits he’s been getting many email tips claiming that they have inside sources or have gotten a sneak peek. But, as he can’t prove it, he’s chalking it up to speculation. On the other hand, with the new trailer (below) released on the 19th, he is willing to admit that it makes sense.
I’m willing to take it a step further. Gordon-Levitt is credited with the role of John Blake in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and he seems to be a prominent part of the trailer. However, a quick search on the DC Comics Database found only one mention of a John Blake, that of Adam Blake’s (Captain Comet) deceased father. However, the name does sound a bit like Tim Drake, Batman’s third Robin. It’s a leap, I know, but stay with me.
Back in 2008, rumors circulated that Robin would be appearing in the third Batman installment, but they were quickly put to rest when Christian Bale explicitly said that he would quit the franchise if Robin was introduced. This leaves the powers that be in need of finding a creative way to introduce a Robin-esque character.
In ‘Battle for the Cowl‘, Tim Drake dons an old Bat suit as Gotham’s criminal element takes advantage in the absence of Batman. Though the villains in the upcoming film are different, some of what we see in the new trailer does make it seem plausible that John Blake will attempt to fill Batman’s mask. Let’s just pray on my love of JGL that Blake is a pseudonym for Drake and not for Jason Todd.
Do you think Joseph Gordon-Levitt will join in the fight for Gotham?
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For more on this topic, see my follow up post Will Gordon-Levitt Be the Transition Between the Dark Knight and a ‘Justice League’ Worthy Batman?