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Sunday 18 March 2018

Gordon-Levitt's superhero dreams

Joseph Gordon-Levitt would like to try his hand at being a superhero
Joseph Gordon-Levitt would like to try his hand at being a superhero

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has hinted that he would like to play a superhero.

But the 31-year-old, who plays policeman John Blake in The Dark Knight Rises, refused to answer the question directly, teasing: "Everybody should play a superhero, whether the cameras are rolling or not."

Joseph, who got the role in Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman film after working with the filmmaker on Inception, is proud that he got the opportunity to reunite with him again.

"It's an honour, a deep honour. I've loved Batman ever since I was a little kid, and I've particularly loved Mr Nolan's movies," he divulged.

"I remember when Batman Begins came out and I said to myself, 'Oh, the filmmaker who is making Memento is making a Batman film. That's really interesting - I'm going to see that'. I loved it, and then The Dark Knight was just about the coolest thing I've ever seen in a movie theatre, so to be a part of this third one, I feel really grateful and very lucky."

The actor, whose new film Looper will open the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, revealed Batman fans will be pleased with the ending in The Dark Knight Rises, which is in cinemas now.

"It's a very good ending. Sometimes they make a second sequel and they call it a trilogy, but it's just another sequel to make more money," he explained.

"This is a very satisfying ending. There was a beginning, a middle and now this is the conclusion."

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