Ron Phillips
November 27, 2012 at 05:36 PM EST

Man of Steel

Current Status
In Season
144 minutes
Wide Release Date
Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe, Diane Lane
Zack Snyder
Warner Bros.
Action Adventure

The internet feels like such a cold and empty place without any Batman movie rumors. Fortunately, HitFix posted a report late last night that is at once totally crazy and entirely plausible. According to the site, Joseph Gordon-Levitt — who played John Blake, a.k.a. Twist-Ending Robin, in The Dark Knight Rises — is already set to play Batman in the still-evolving superteam film Justice League. Moreover, reporter Drew McWeeny claims that Gordon-Levitt might be appearing in Man of Steel for a quick continuity cameo, à la Downey Jr. in Incredible Hulk.

The news is surprising for a few reasons, not least because the Dark Knight trilogy seemed like a complete saga hermetically sealed in a non-superpowered reality. Then again, DC Comics does have a history of passing superhero mantles through various secret identities — even Bruce Wayne hasn’t always been Batman. And Christopher Nolan is producing Man of Steel. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt didn’t explicitly turn down the idea of starring in Justice League when asked by Hitfix over the summer. And and and…

Well, when contacted by EW, a representative for Joseph Gordon-Levitt declares the report entirely false. Fair enough. But keep in mind, this could all be a big Nolanesque con to obscure the real truth: That Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been playing Alberto Falcone all along.

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