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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


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.

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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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The Boys Season 3: Is Starlight the key to taking down Victoria Neuman?

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:11

by Daniel Megarry


A new fan theory for The Boys Season 3 suggests a legendary showdown between Starlight and Victoria Neuman is on the way.

The Season 2 finale of Amazon’s hit superhero series left viewers with a number of burning questions. How will Homelander get his revenge on Butcher? What will become of the recently-incapacitated Stormfront? Will we ever see Love Sausage again?

But arguably the most important cliffhanger revolves around congresswoman Victoria Neuman’s intentions going forward. The mystery surrounding her is especially important after it was revealed that she was the hidden assassin brutally exploding heads throughout Season 2.

Victoria Neuman in The Boys
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Victoria Neuman was revealed as the head exploder in The Boys Season 2 finale

The twist left fans shocked, as Neuman had previously been depicted as a virtuous politician intent on holding Vought and their roster of ‘supers’ accountable for their actions. We certainly didn’t expect her to be a superhero herself.

It’s currently unclear where Neuman’s allegiances lie, with showrunner Eric Kripke calling her the “wild card” of the new season. She could be secretly working with Vought, or have her own agenda entirely.

Either way, it seems unlikely she’s going to use her powers for good, and that could spell danger for Hughie, who just joined Neuman’s campaign headquarters in an attempt to continue the fight against Vought in a law-abiding manner.

Starlight may be the key to stopping Victoria Neuman

A new fan theory shared on Reddit predicts that Hughie will find out about his new ally’s head exploding superpowers, and that she’ll want to silence him. The Boys will reassemble to save him, but ultimately there will be only one person who can stop Neuman in her tracks: Starlight.

Starlight in Amazon Prime Video's The Boys
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Starlight’s blinding powers may come in handy if Neuman proves to be an enemy

The theory points to a small-but-significant comment from The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke, who told IGN a little more about Neuman’s powers and the way they work.

Though he confirmed that Neuman can “pretty much pop any head that she wants” giving her an “incredible amount” of power, that fatal ability comes with one weakness: She needs to have them in her line of sight for it to work.

Who do we know that can remove an individual’s sight? Starlight, of course. If Kripke’s comments are to be believed, Neuman can’t use her powers if she can’t see her victims. This means Starlight’s blinding light could be the key to defeating her in the future.

Now there’s an epic face-off we’d love to see.

When does The Boys season 3 premiere?

Homelander and Starlight in The Boys
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Production on The Boys Season 3 has been delayed, with filming expected to start in early 2021

We’ll have to wait and see if this plausible theory happens, as filming for Season 3 of The Boys isn’t expected to start until 2021. In the meantime, you can get up to speed with everything we know about the show’s return right here.