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After Dark Knight Rises: Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Make Feature Directorial Debut

It’s always interesting to see what actors do after starring in a record-breaking blockbuster.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt is no stranger to the experience, after his role in director Christopher Nolan’s last tour de force Inception.  So what’s he planning after The Dark Knight Rises?  According to Deadline, he’ll be taking a turn at directing himself, and has already cast Scarlett Johansson as his costar.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt will make his feature directing debut on an untitled comedy he’ll star in with Scarlett Johansson. Gordon-Levitt wrote the script, and Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures will finance the film and sell international rights in Berlin. Ram Bergman is producing for Ram Bergman Productions in association with Gordon-Levitt’s hit Record Films. Shooting will start April 16.

While Gordon-Levitt would not give up too many details, I got this much: the film is a sexy comedy about about a modern-day Don Juan, and his quest to become less of a “selfish dick.” He plays that character, and there is another female lead role that will be filled shortly.

The move into the directing chair comes at a time when Gordon-Levitt is coming off the lead role as a cancer-stricken man in 50/50, and when he has a killer dance card for 2012. He stars in The Dark Knight Rises, Premium Rush, Looper and Lincoln, all opening this year.

Getting behind the camera on a feature is hardly a lark. Gordon-Levitt, a child actor whose credits included 3rd Rock From The Sun, became burnt out in his teens and left the business to attend Columbia University and experience life. Lucky for him, when he came back he’d grown into a cross between Heath Ledger and Keanu Reeves, and has turned in strong adult performances in films including The Lookout, (500) Days Of Summer, and Inception. Despite his success, Gordon-Levitt tells me that all along, his major motive for returning was a burning desire to direct.

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04/14/2012 at 2:42 pm

New Dark Knight Rises Toys revealed and ready for preorder from Mattel, it’s John Blake and Alfred Figures

the-dark-knight-rises-merchandise-action-figuresWe at Gotham Trending are old enough to remember Robert Wuhl on a talk show promoting the Tim Burton Batman in 1989.  Talking about his cut of the merchandise, any action figures that depicted the image of his character Alexander Knox he said “Oh yeah, I’m sure every kid is going to want The Reporter Doll.”  Times may have changed.  IGN is reporting the newest action figures announced by Mattel and available for pre-order.

Mattel has just revealed two more The Dark Knight Rises action figures from their Movie Masters toy line. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Gotham City cop John Blake and Michael Caine’s Alfred Pennyworth will be joining the company’s Batman, Bane and Catwoman figures.

– Mattel

The toys are now available for pre-order at BigBadToyStore.com.

via Mattel Reveals TDKR’s John Blake & Alfred Figures – Comics News at IGN.

The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012

Top Posts of the Week: Sexy Anne tops Bale, Gordon-Levitt at Golden Globes or First Look at TDKR Batcave

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s 50/50 was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture and Christian Bale’s Flowers of War was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film,  there was a stunning new picture of Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne “in the Batcave” although all we see of the cave is the Batsuit behind him.  Nevertheless, the top post of the week was the feline fatale, looking her sexy best

  1. Anne Hathaway, Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises: so very good at being bad (via Sexy Girls Dressed)
  2. The Dark Knight Rises Set Photos: Bane
  3. Christian Bale is Bruce Wayne / Batman in The Dark Knight Rises
  4. Arkham City Epic Fail on Catwoman Costume
  5. Batman and Catwoman Cosplay: The Best of Dragon Con
  6. The Dark Knight Rises: New Poster and a menu on Official Website
  7. Bane Mask, Other Batman Items coming up for sale in Movie Memorabilia Auction
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  9. Arkham City gets it all wrong: Edward Nygma
  10. The Dark Knight Rises Batcave Location (Rumor and Speculation)

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TDKR Stars to make a showing at the Golden Globes

The 69th Annual Golden Globes are tonight and the stars of The Dark Knight Rises will be well-represented.

Most significantly, Morgan Freeman, who has played Lucius Fox in all three Nolan Batman outings, will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.   It will be presented by CBD Award-winner and legend Sidney Poitier.

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Christian Bale’s The Flowers of War is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

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And Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “Cancer Comedy” 50/50 is nominated for Best Comedy or Musical Motion Picture, and Gordon-Levitt himself for best actor.

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The Dark Knight Rises TKTS On Sale and SELLING OUT | Digg Movies

dark-knight-rises-tickets-on-sale-for-opening-dayThe moment we’ve all anticipated since the revelation of the full-length trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has arrived: showtimes and availability. Fandango has already starting pre-sales for the 2012 summer blockbuster for both regular and IMAX screenings. In New York, tickets for TDKR midnight opening (Thursday 19) are available at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater. San Francisco crowds might want to look up showtimes for the Metreon 16, Los Angeles moviegoers should look into the AMC CityWalk.

Yea, only three theaters at the moment have been disclosed, but keep tabs on Fandango within the next couple of weeks. Either way, if you’re up to skipping work the following day, jump at the opportunity to snag tickets for the midnight showing ASAP!

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

Every hero has a journey. Every journey has an end. Christopher Nolan returns to complete the epic Gotham trilogy that launched with Batman Begins and reached the stratosphere with the billion-dollar blockbuster The Dark Knight.

Batman is now hunted by the law led by his friend Commisioner Gordon for taking the blame of Harvey Dent’s murders and protecting his reputation. He must quickly deal with the arrival of new villain Bane who is bent on the destruction and chaos of Gotham City, face old wounds and get a handle on the enigmatic Selina Kyle before his city is lost for good.

Oscar Winner Christian Bale reprises his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman for the third time along with stars Michael Caine as Alfred, Gary Oldman as Commisioner Gordon and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. Inception stars Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt join the cast as WayneEnterprise board member Miranda Tate and Gotham Cop John Blake. Rounding out the cast are Anne Hathaway as the sleek Selina Kyle and Tom Hardy as the powerful villain Bane.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Christopher Nolan film, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Nolan directed the film from a screenplay written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. Charles Roven, Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan are the producers, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers. “The Dark Knight Rises” is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Tickets On Sale Now | Digg Movies.

Top Fan-Made TDKR Posters | Evolve

The Dark Knight Rises - Catwoman - July 20, 2012Everyone has been excited about The Dark Knight Rises since the pre-production buzz started last January.  Soon after the announcement of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, the first fan poster appeared, and it was an absolute stunner, evoking all the sex appeal we’ve come to expect in Batman’s Feline Foe.   Now that we have Tom Hardy, Bane, two official posters and trailers, and a plethora of set photos, the fan landscape has exploded.  Evolve has selected its top picks for fan-made greats

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The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer featured on Best Movie Trailers of 2011 Lists

It’s no real surprise that The Dark Knight Rises trailer has appeared on virtually every Best of 2011 list, like the following from Film School Rejects.  The combination of a late December release making it fresh in everyone’s mind, the salve it provided to the never-admitted disappointment of the Bane-centric prologue, the built-in hype which goes with being Christopher Nolan’s Batman, and the thrill of finally seeing not grainy photos and distant video but full images in the way they were meant to be seen, made it’s appearance a sure thing.

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In IMAX, this trailer gave me chills. The first teaser did nothing for me, but this got my (along with everyone else around me) excitement level blasting during MI:4The Dark Knight Rises trailer left my audience in silence. With the exploding football field and the cheesy action movie 101 line that is, “A storm’s coming,” this looks like Nolan going all cartoonishly and overly-seriously out, as portrayed by a suitably brooding and bombastic trailer. This is intended to be an epic conclusion, and epic is certainly an adjective one should use to describe this trailer. And, even with a brief glimpse and smile, Marion Cotillard stills wields the unholy power to make a jaw drop.

Year In Review: The 11 Best Movie Trailers of 2011 | Film School Rejects.

The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012

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