[Major Spoiler Alert if you have not seen The Dark Knight Rises]
The Dark Knight Rises is indeed Director Christopher Nolan‘s last film for the trilogy. But with an ending so wide-open, fans, movie-goers, and critics are speculating that there is a possibility that Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s character John Blake may carry on with the torch of the Caped Crusader.
The Hollywood Reporter had a chance to interview JGL:
When The Hollywood Reporter asked Gordon-Levitt if he would want to take on the lead role in such a giant franchise, the actor said he had “no idea” what the status of the franchise was, but said he’ll continue to decide what projects he’ll take on the same way he always has.
“I always choose scripts the same way,” he told THR. “If it’s a great script and a great filmmaker, then I’m interested.”
“I don’t think [the ending of The Dark Knight Rises] is necessarily a set-up. I think it is the great ending for that trilogy,” he said. “Even if you go back to Batman Begins, he’s talking about how Batman is more than a man, it’s a symbol, and a hero can be anybody and we all have heroes inside of us.”
Personally I think the Dark Knight Franchise (Christopher Nolan) has run its course. I was pretty much contented with the ending and I agree with JGL, but if Nolan decides to continue, obviously I’d be expecting too much for it story-wise.