Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks 'Dark Knight Rises' on 'Tonight Show'



"The Dark Knight Rises" is currently filming and J oseph Gordon-Levitt dropped by "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Wednesday night (Sept. 21) to talk about his latest project with "Inception" director Christopher Nolan.

Leno inquires as to who Gordon-Levitt plays and he responds, "John Blake, Gotham PD ... why is that funny?", as the audience laughs.

In response to rumors that he was maybe playing Robin, Gordon-Levitt says, "There's a lot of rumors, people like to talk about Batman ... It's flattering, people do like to talk about him. Batman's a very important character to a lot of people. It's important to me."

"I loved Batman way before Christopher Nolan was making movies about him," continues Joseph. "It was always fashionable to like Batman, he doesn't go in and out of fashion. He's just classic."

And his favorite Batman villain?

"My favorite villain in Batman? I think Heath Ledger's Joker was probably one of the coolest things ever in a movie."

"The Dark Knight Rises" is due out July 20, 2012.
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