Joseph Gordon-Levitt Doesn't Think He'll Be in Batman, Superman Movie With Ben Affleck

Entertainment Oct. 2, 2013 AT 8:30PM
Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Jay Leno Joseph Gordon-Levitt revealed during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno that he thinks Ben Affleck will "be great" as Batman Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to reprise his role in the next Batman flick? Not so fast! While promoting his latest film Don Jon on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the 32-year-old actor admitted he probably won't be Ben Affleck's wingman in the next series.

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"I don't know. I don't think so," he said to Leno on Tuesday, Oct. 1. "I don't have anything to do with that movie. I was in a movie that was the end of a trilogy that I was super proud and fortunate to be in."

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Gordon-Levitt starred alongside Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises in 2012 and (spoiler alert!) it was revealed in the last few minutes of the Christopher Nolan film that his character's real name was Robin, the caped crusader's famed right-hand-man. As Bale's Batman later walked away from the infamous cape, Gordon-Levitt's character is then given the tools to begin training in order to take over as Gotham City's hero. 

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Though the Looper star doesn't think he will be reprising his role, he thinks Affleck, 41, is "going to be great" as the DC Comics character. In late August, Warner Bros. revealed that Affleck was cast to play Batman opposite Henry Cavill's Superman in the Man of Steel sequel. A source told Us Weekly at the time that the father of three had begun working out two hours a day in order to transform his physique for the iconic role.

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