Joseph Gordon-Levitt earned the cape and cowl at the end of “The Dark Knight Rises,” but that doesn’t mean he’ll continue to wear them.
The actor spoke with MTV News at the Sundance Film Festival — where he was promoting his directorial debut, “Don Jon’s Addiction” — about the numerous rumors that he’ll be playing Batman in future DC Entertainment projects including “Justice League” and a rumored cameo in the upcoming Superman reboot, “Man of Steel.”
“I hadn’t heard that one,” Gordon-Levitt laughed when MTV’s Josh Horowitz asked him about the “Man of Steel” rumor. “It just goes to show how much you can believe rumors.”
In fact, Gordon-Levitt advises fans to be skeptical of any rumor that comes with his name attached — including all of the recent Batman and “Guardians of the Galaxy” reports — until he says otherwise.
“I don’t think you should believe in any of them,” he said. “If there’s something I’m going to be in, I’m going to tell you about it.”
One geek-friendly project that Gordon-Levitt is definitely involved in is “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.” He’ll play a character named Johnny, a cocky gambler who picks a fight with the wrong guy in a brand new story unique to the “Sin City” sequel.
“‘Sin City 2′ is going to be fun,” the actor grinned. “[I'm playing] a quintessential Rodriguez badass. It’s going to be fun as hell.”
Beyond starring in the film, Gordon-Levitt sees an added benefit in joining the “Sin City” team. “I’ve made a lot of short films with hitRECOrd on green screen,” he said, “and in my opinion, ‘Sin City’ is probably the best movie that’s been made with that methodology. So I’m very eager to see how [Rodriguez] does it.”
Great news! Relativity has acquired the rights to Joe’s movie, Don Jon’s Addiction at Sundance Film Festival!
In the biggest deal at Sundance thus far, Relativity Media said Monday that it is acquiring U.S. rights to Don Jon’s Addiction, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut. The company is paying about $4 million for the film, with a roughly $25 million P&A commitment, according to sources.
The film is likely to receive a theatrical release this summer.
Don Jon’s attracted strong interest from several distributors, with negotiations lasting through the first weekend of the festival.
Gordon-Levitt also wrote and stars in the film as a selfish modern-day Don Juan who attempts to change his life’s routine. The film also stars Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly and Rob Brown.
Don Jon’s premiered Jan. 18 at Eccles Theatre as part of Sundance’s Premieres category.
The Hollywood Reporter’s chief film critic Todd McCarthy wrote of the film: “Crude, repetitive and rigorously single-minded, the popular actor’s writing and directing debut lays it all on a bit thick, as the few points the film has to make are underscored time and time again. Still, the preoccupation with sex, and the presence of Scarlett Johansson as the object of some of that obsession, might hit high school- and college-age boys where they live, resulting in a tidy piece of change from that particular market.”
CAA and WME co-represented the filmmakers.
I have added more pics of Joe at Sundance Film Festival yesterday. He and Tony Danza did some press with Variety Studios and Joe attended McCafe Lodge in Park City.
I have added pics of Joe at the premiere of his upcoming movie, Don Jon’s Addiction at Sundance Film Festival on Friday.