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The actors of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy are notorious for being tight-lipped (well, except for Michael “I’ll say whatever the hell I want” Caine), so now that the series is over and done with, why wouldn’t JGL open up about his much-talked-about role in The Dark Knight Rises? Obviously, spoilers are ahead.

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel last night, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was able to spill a few words about the ending of The Dark Knight Rises and what he thinks it means in the scope of the trilogy, as well as if he believes it will open up a whole new can of franchise worms.

Thanks to CBM (via Slashfilm) for the video!

Personally, we wouldn’t necessarily throw ourselves into the river if Brick director Rian Johnson were to throw his hat into the ring for a Nightwing series, but that’s just us.

What do you think? Were the last moments of The Dark Knight Rises meant to be the perfect ending, or did you interpret it as a whole new beginning?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1128995453 Lauren Spellman

    i’d prefer them to just leave the ending as is. I enjoyed the ending too much for everything to be continued. It was just a great ending!

    • Koone

      Indeed I just don’t want this amazing trilogy to be spoiled

  • http://twitter.com/hp_otaku Veronica

     I found it to be a good action film up until the ending, when they started wrapping everything up… I really didn’t like that his name was Robin, I would have much rather his name be a play or homage to Tim, Dick, or one of the other Robins.  A lot of that stuff in the ending was very predictable, and I was kinda waiting for him to stumble upon the batcave.  Hearing his name before though had me rolling my eyes. 

    I’ve heard that there are whisperings of a Nightwing film, but I think I would be much happier if it was a stand alone as apposed to a continuation of these films. 

    • Jess

      His name was Robin because most of the people watching will know what it’s referencing. 

      • Kelishas

        Exactly, you can suspect/speculate all the way through the movie who John Blake is, but I think if he had a name like Dick Grayson or Tim Drake it would be too obvious for anyone familiar with the franchise.

        While a small part of me wishes they’d be in able to include someone actually from the universe (like Dick Grayson), I really liked the way Christopher Nolan did it at the end..

  • Jason

    Come on, people. Christopher Nolan made this movie. The day we find out what happens to Robin is the day we find out if the the top stopped spinning. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1534802836 Kaley Eidson

    I want a Nightwing movie but I also really liked the way the rapped up the trilogy. I’m open either way. It’s hard to believe that as many times as Batman’s been done there’s so much that hasn’t been done (movie-wise).

  • http://www.hypable.com/ Louie Schuth

    Just when I thought I couldn’t love JGL anymore, he geeks out like THAT about being in Batman.

  • nathanb648

    If they were to do a spin off of these movies I would much rather see more Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. She even said a few weeks ago she’d be open to the idea if it was with the right people (meaning Christopher Nolan) which I totally agree with

  • Samma

    I think I just want to marry Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Life goal. He’s so wonderful.

  • http://hypable.com John Thrasher

    So…he IS Robin?? I’m so confused. I thought he was the next Batman whose name is Robin. Hmm..

    • Kelishas

      Well, I think he’s too old to be the actual Robin. Batman is Bruce Wayne, but there were times in the comics when Bruce Wayne was injured (like when Bane broke his back), that one of the former Robins (Dick Grayson) took on the mantle of Batman until he was able to return.

      So the way I interpreted it as that he’s taking over as Batman until Bruce Wayne comes back, or taking over as Nightwing..

      Either way I loved the ending, but it also makes me torn, because I would love for Christopher Nolan to do more and more Batman movies, and the ending sets him up perfectly, but also if he never does another one, the ending also sets him up perfectly for that option too.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bjshipley Bryan J. Shipley

      That’s how I saw it too. His name may be Robin, but he’ll be the new Batman.
      And i would prefer if they don’t continue this series. Don’t get me wrong, I love JGL and it would be cool to see the new Batman’s adventures, but there’s a difference between a good idea and a “cool” idea. This trilogy wrapped up perfectly, don’t ruin it by keeping it going past that point.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Faulkner/100000675410575 Eric Faulkner

    To me he is Robin and Terry combined into one Character. 

  • Delena

    Joseph Gordon Levitt would be such a perfect Robin. THERE NEEDS TO BE A ROBIN MOVIE.

  • Jkredwine

    Making a Robin film or franchise with JGL’s character would be a horrible mistake. What good is a side-kick like Robin without Batman? I understand he is a hero in his own right, but Nightwing would definitely make for a more exciting protagonist. 

    It would need to be separate from this trilogy in almost every way, but perhaps exist in the same grittier universe that Nolan created. It would take place in Blüdhaven, of course. And Park Chan-Wook would direct it. I drool at the prospect. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1306356920 Kevin Ryan

    I interpreted it as a whole new beginning, but listening to what JGL had to say, It makes more since how he described it. 

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