Ever since it was officially announced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was cast as beat cop John Blake in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, I've had this thought that maybe, just maybe the actor would end up being Robin. There was also a lot of speculation on the web about this. I don't know how that would all work out, but it was just a thought. Now there's a rumor that has hit the web from a source in Pittsburgh, that has already provided some reliable info on the films production, saying that Gordon-Levitt could actually end up playing Robin in the film.
This rumor comes from a secondhand source named Rayne, and he created a thread on on SHH to share the what he heard, soon after he started the thread SHH shut it down for some reason.
Gordon-Levitt as Robin is very cool thought, and I always felt that Gordon-Levitt would have a bigger role in the film than what it was made out to be. This is still only a big rumor, so take this information with a grain of salt. Here ya go!
Hi all. PLEASE take this as rumor. I'm simply going to relay the story as it was told to me.
So I started a new job in downtown Pittsburgh on Monday near Smithfield St. For those that know Pittsburgh, they filmed here and on Cherry Way, which I have a view of from my office window. At the corner of Smithfield & the Blvd of the Allies, there is a small comic shop.
I went in for the first time yesterday and started talking to the guy who runs it, and he was telling me about some of the crew who came into the shop. This is what he told me:
He said that a weapons prop crew member was in the shop talking about the filming, and said that ROBIN WAS BEING INTRODUCED IN THIS FILM.
I repeat, he said that ROBIN WAS BEING INTRODUCED IN THIS FILM.
I asked him who he said would be playing him, and he said, "The dark-haired guy from 3rd Rock From the Sun."
That, of course, is Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
I pressed him for more details and he said that Bruce Wayne will "retire" as Batman, and that JGL will take up his cause as Robin. He did not say if this was mid-film (meaning Batman would return, making sense so far from what we know) or if this is how the film would end.
Now, this comic shop manager didn't seem to know much about the filming...he didn't even know who JGL was. I asked him if Robin would be in full costume, and he said that he would be in full costume "in the next film". We know that Nolan doing another Bat-film is pretty much not going to happen. So PLEASE take this with a grain of salt, as he could've easily been confused or mislead (perhaps intentionally). Don't shoot the messenger.
That all being said, this would be fairly Nolan-esque; mislead us all about JGL's non-DC character, all the while revamping Robin's origin as a police officer turned vigilante sidekick. Perhaps his parents are killed at the Gotham Rogues game? And this could be why he's seemingly assisting Batman in scenes so far? And perhaps all of the Bane/Catwoman/Batwing leaks are to conceal bigger turns in the story, namely Talia & Ra's & Robin?
Again, don't shoot the messenger, but I thought this was info worth sharing!
So what do you think!?