When Joseph Gordon-Levitt entered talks to join The Dark Knight Rises, it kicked off heavy speculation on which role he would play. That sweet speculation even glided across the villain of Alberto Falcone aka “Holiday Killer” and this past weekend, Variety reported that a Batman rumor turned out to be true. But now EW is pumping the breaks and saying that Gordon-Levitt is in the film but not playing Falcone and I personally couldn’t be happier. I’m overjoyed not because I have anything against the character, but because now the empty rumor-mongering can continue and people can say which role they think Gordon-Levitt would be good for even though they have no idea how Christopher Nolan plans to interpret a pre-existing character from the comics.
Filming on The Dark Knight Rises begins in May and the film is set for a July 20, 2012 release date. Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman will return to the franchise, and they’ll be joined by Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, Tom Hardy as Bane, as well as Juno Temple and possibly Marion Cotillard.