Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Batman in ‘Justice League’? [Update]

Update: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s reps claim that this report is “entirely false“. Should we believe them? I think Steve Weintraub of Collider summed it up best:

Now, onto the original report…

By now we’ve all seen The Dark Knight Rises and know that Christopher Nolan left the door open by introducing a new Batman… Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character, Robin “John” Blake. Drew McWeeny of HitFix just dropped a bombshell rumor regarding the future of Batman on film. According to McWeeny’s sources, Joseph Gordon-Levitt “absolutely will be appearing in Justice League as the new Batman”. But the story gets much more interesting than that. McWeeny goes on to explain that we may see Gordon-Levitt in the cape and cowl even before Justice League — in next summer’s Superman movie, Man of Steel.

That’s right… Batman may have a cameo in Man of Steel to set up the inevitable Justice League movie that Warner Bros. hopes to release in the summer of 2015. According to Hitfix’s report, Warner Bros. is also looking to bring back at least one more character from Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, perhaps?

Keep in mind this is just a rumor right now, but HitFix is a credible website with a pretty good track record. Nonetheless, this is by far the biggest rumor regarding Batman’s future on the big screen we’ve heard yet. How do you feel about Joseph Gordon-Levitt suiting up as Batman? Would you like to see a cameo in Man of Steel? Let me know what you think in the comments below!