Yesterday Hollywood Life reported that what started as a comment on the “Inception” set looks like it might be gaining traction.
Their source claims that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who stars in this Summer’s mind-bending thriller from Chris Nolan, is apparently “on the short list” for The Riddler in Nolan’s next “Batman” film.
“Chris really dug Joseph [as an actor]. There was a joke at first between them [on the set of Inception] that Joseph wanted to read for Batman 3 and things heated up as filming continued. it’s not 100% confirmed that he’s getting [the role of The Riddler] but there’s certainly talk about it. Joseph is definitely on the short list.”
However, a representative for Gordon-Levitt has already denied the rumor according to The Wrap. The other issue is that the script for the film is still very much in the works and it’s not confirmed if The Riddler will be the next film’s main antagonist.