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First ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Clip

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 07/11/2012

Joseph Gordon Levitt and Gary Oldman in "Dark Knight Rises"The Dark Knight Rises paraphernalia continues to drip online. Today we got a new IMAX poster featuring Bane and the first clip from the film featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gary Oldman.


The clip sheds a little light on Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character John Blake. We get a little taste of his character motivations. He wants to know who Batman was.


Joseph Gordon-Levitt is also opening up in recent interviews. He explained how he came to be in The Dark Knight Rises from the start. ”First Chris and Emma invited me over for dinner before they had a draft of the script, and they just told me about it, which was pretty cool,” Gordon-Levitt told MTV News of how his casting came to be. “Then a couple months later, they had me over again to actually read it. I did know [about the role] because he told me, but it was just hard to believe.”


Gordon-Levitt’s character has been equally hard to believe for the millions of Batman fans, who still aren’t sure what to make of John Blake because we have no idea whether he’s good, evil, a future hero in disguise, etc. So according to Gordon-Levitt, exactly who is John Blake and why was the actor excited to play him?


He told MTV, “Well, what I love about John Blake is that he’s an idealist amongst cynics. Gotham has become a cynical place. People are going with the status quo, and the fat cats are getting fatter,” he explained. “He’s this rookie cop who’s like, ‘Wait a minute,’ and asking questions. Questioning authority doesn’t always get you the best reception, especially when you’re new, but you’ve got to love a principled guy who actually wants to be a good cop and isn’t just looking out for his own job or some sort of kickback,” he added. “He cares about Gotham and he wants to be a good cop.”


I know some of you are hopping he is Robin. Unfortunately, I don’t think that was ever an option because Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale have known all along that this would be their last Batman film together. I don’t think Nolan would leave a storyline like that open as a loose end.





New The Dark Knight Rises IMAX Poster


The Dark Knight Rises


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