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Joseph Gordon-Levitt responds to rumors of Robin spin-off Batman movie

Published: 15/Aug/2020 14:14 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:19

by Joe Craven

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hollywood actor and star of Netflix’s new movie Project Power, has responded to long-standing rumors of a spin-off Robin movie, following his role in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. 

Despite a lengthy hiatus from acting, Hollywood star Joseph Gordon-Levitt has made a return in Netflix’s Project Power, the streaming service’s most recent superhero movie.

During a Reddit AMA about the recent movie, fan attention turned to the American’s other projects, especially his collaborations with Christopher Nolan.

Nolan is one of the most acclaimed film-makers of the 21st century, and has worked with Gordon-Levitt on a number of occasions, like Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. In the latter, his character is revealed as Robin, leading to years of speculation surrounding a standalone movie based on his character from the Batman series.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John ‘Robin’ Blake in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises.

Will there be a Robin batman movie?

One Redditor asked the question during the August 14 AMA: “Were there ever serious talks of you getting your own Robin/Nightwing movie after The Dark Knight Rises?”

Unfortunately, Gordon-Levitt appeared to pour cold water on fans’ hopes, emphasizing the finality with which Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy concluded.

“Pretty sure I gave some thoughtful answers before about how I like how Nolan’s Batman Trilogy has a conclusion,” he replied, “and about how having an individual other than Bruce Wayne in the Batcave is an inevitable conclusion.”

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Gordon-Levitt appeared to suggest that Nolan’s trilogy has reached its end.

Fans of The Dark Knight trilogy will remember the ending, in which Bruce Wayne fakes his own death and provides access to the batcave for Robin.

Many took that as a sign that more films will be on the way with Gordon-Levitt’s character as the focal point, but he himself suggested that would not be the case. He concluded: “Nowadays, we expect superhero movies to be episodic, not conclusive. But it’s really a good ending.”

It seems then that, at least at the moment, there are no plans to bring his Robin character back for a stand-alone movie. However, the questions being raised 8 years after The Dark Knight Rises’ release hint at massive fan interest, so don’t rule it our forever just yet.

Nolan’s next big film, Tenet, is releasing very soon, on August 26.

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Everything we know about John Wick Chapter 4: Cast, release date, more

Published: 17/Nov/2020 21:23

by Michael Gwilliam

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Fans of John Wick expecting the series to wrap up with Chapter 3: Parabellum in 2019 were in for a major shock when the film ended with a cliffhanger leading to yet another installment.

Since beginning in 2014, the John Wick series has received critical acclaim from fans and critics for its unique setting where seemingly everyone is an underground assassin and over-the-top violence.

The action series still has at least two more films up its sleeves, plus a potential spinoff in Ballerina and a television prequel titled “The Continental.” But for fans of the original series, chapter four is where all their attention lies.

Here is everything we know about John Wick Chapter 4 right now.

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John Wick Chapter 4 got pushed back to 2022.

When is John Wick Chapter 4 coming out?

Due to the world health crisis and the fact Keanu Reeves is working on The Matrix 4, John Wick had to be pushed back a bit from its planned 2021 release.

How much is a bit? Try a full year. On May 1, 2020, Lionsgate announced the film had been pushed back to May 27, 2022.

While this is rather unfortunate, it’s expected, as many big Hollywood projects fell behind in production. At least hopefully by then, theaters will be open so we can see all the action on the big screen.

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Hopefully Laurence Fishburne returns for Chapter 4.

Who is starring in the film?

As of this moment, only Keanu Reeves is confirmed to return as the title character, however, it’s likely that we’ll end up seeing Laurence Fishburne come back as The Bowery King given Chapter 3’s ending.

Additionally, given the number of loose threads, it’s likely that we will see quite Asia Kate Dillon come back as The Adjudicator, Ian McShane as Winston, and Lance Reddick as Charon.

Of course, with a fifth chapter still to come, some of the potential returnees could end up being saved for the future entry.

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The John Wick films keep outdoing themselves.

What is John Wick Chapter 4 about?

At the end of the third film, John was betrayed by Winston after the two worked together to fight off High Table assassins within The Continental.

After being shot and falling from the roof of the building, Wick is nowhere to be found. It’s then revealed that John had been delivered to The Bowery King where the two plan revenge against The High Table.

Unfortunately, how the two end up striking back remains a mystery for now, but Director Chad Stahelski teased some new ideas he has in store for the film.

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How will Chapter 4 top horses?

“I think I have a lot of really cool ideas for the next one that I think are different and shocking and fun and unique,” Stahelski said in an interview with Collider.

With the fifth film still confirmed, we can only expect this fourth entry to conclude with some sort of cliffhanger as well, but only time will tell. Until then, we can just wait or go back and rewatch the previous three action masterpieces.