Joseph Gordon-Levitt Thinks THE DARK KNIGHT Trilogy Had The Perfect Ending

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Thinks THE DARK KNIGHT Trilogy Had The Perfect Ending

Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy stands as both a unique and definitive take on Batman, and in an age of shared cinematic universes, Joseph Gordon-Levitt believes it ended perfectly...

By MattBellissimo - Aug 30, 2016 05:08 AM EST
Filed Under: Batman
Source: CinemaBlend
Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy stands as one of the last remaining standalone superhero stories before ensemble films such as The Avengers ushered audiences into an era of shared cinematic universes. As both the MCU and the DCEU continue to expand, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently reflected on his time as part of the final Nolan Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.

In an interview with Cinemablend, Gordon-Levitt says he feels that the trilogy was better off telling a complete story. “I know we're all used to the sort of Marvel movies, which are just kind of endless series. They don't really have a beginning, middle, and end. But I think Nolan very much thought of that movie as a conclusion.”

The end of the final film saw Gordon-Levitt's character, Sgt. John "Robin" Blake, discover Bruce Wayne's Batcave, insinuating that Blake takes up the mantle of Batman after the events of the film. “There's a theme that runs through all three of those movies that begins in the first movie, runs through the second movie and it concludes in that moment where he says that Batman is more than a man, Batman is a symbol,” the actor explained. “And so to have another man other than Bruce Wayne kind of becoming Batman at the end of that trilogy, I think that's the perfect ending to that story.”

Nolan had always been clear from the inception of his trilogy that Bruce Wayne's time under the cowl was meant to be temporary, as opposed to being a permanent crusader. Do you agree with Gordon-Levitt, or would you have liked to see more from Nolan's Batman? Sound off below!
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anthonok
anthonok - 8/30/2016, 5:42 AM
False. The perfect ending would have been his real name being Terry McGinnis.
webheaded
webheaded - 8/30/2016, 6:25 AM
@anthonok - True. I still think it's great though. I mean especially when you look at this new universe of movies.

In my opinion none of the films in the Nolan trilogy are bad. TDKR just so happens to be the least amazing of the three for me.
kdotdotdot
kdotdotdot - 8/30/2016, 7:12 AM
@webheaded - I feel Batman Begins might be the weakest one, but I didn't really watch it till after Dark Knight so... Yah
DarEl82
DarEl82 - 8/30/2016, 7:33 AM
@anthonok - nah they should've rewritten Blake's monolgue with Bruce saying like Bruce he was from a well known family, that they came to Gotham but got caught up in an extortion rackett and like Bruce he witnessed their deaths. Afterward he was put into protection and to cope created a new identity for himself. The killer was later caught and then he went from home to home, eventually settling at st swithens but he still masked the pain. The film then should've ended with the discovery that John Blake was his protection name. His real name is Richard John Grayson (Blake being his mothers maiden name). He then bypasses the Robin identity becoming the new Batman, leaving it open for Bruce to come back and him to become Nightwing.
CamtonoOfBeskar
CamtonoOfBeskar - 8/30/2016, 5:43 AM
Perfect ending = backshot of his rising ass.

I see what you did there Joe.
MrPositive
MrPositive - 8/30/2016, 5:44 AM
Well if the ending ended with Tim Drake it would have been perfect
RogerYoung
RogerYoung - 8/30/2016, 5:45 AM
Ah, not really the perfect ending.

Besides, John/Robin would have been killed in his first outing as a crimefighter.
SuperCat
SuperCat - 8/30/2016, 5:45 AM
Hate this movie. 2 out of 3 is still a good record though.
MattBellissimo
MattBellissimo - 8/30/2016, 5:46 AM
@SuperCat - It felt like a movie co-starring Batman. Lol.
MattBellissimo
MattBellissimo - 8/30/2016, 5:47 AM
Like....Blake felt more like the main character than Bruce did, it just felt like an odd shift, given that we followed Bruce's story for the first two films...it was just strange.
LokiOfAsgard
LokiOfAsgard - 8/30/2016, 5:49 AM
@SuperCat - Unfortunately this is the case with 95% of trilogies. It's pretty ridiculous how many movie sagas fall 1 movie short of being entirely great.
Antoin
Antoin - 8/30/2016, 5:56 AM
@SuperCat - Thing is Batman was the worst parts of this trilogy. Silly voice and poor detective skills.
Antoin
Antoin - 8/30/2016, 5:47 AM
The Dark Knight Rises was garbage. It just got silly. It's obvious Heath Ledgers death may this film changed a lot from its original vision. The way in which Bane got defeated was pathetic and Batman taking a big bomb away to save the day was dull. This was not a Nolan film. It lost lots of the grit that TDK had. The only good part about the film was Catwoman.
MattBellissimo
MattBellissimo - 8/30/2016, 5:48 AM
@Antoin - Bane went out like a punk bitch. Easily my most hated part of the movie.
Antoin
Antoin - 8/30/2016, 5:56 AM
@MattBellissimo - Exactly! Especially as I went to see the film to see how he would defeat the villain...and he didn't. Also, did magic heal his back? Also, how does a foot brace make your foot strong enough to smash through a wall? Absolute tripe!
MattBellissimo
MattBellissimo - 8/30/2016, 6:01 AM
@Antoin - I remember very clearly having a debate with my brother about who the villain would be in the final film...he said Bane, I didn't think Nolan would do it. Of course, it happened, and so I was very intrigued to see how they'd handle the character in Nolan style. It was just so unbelievably disappointing to have Bane be so incredibly threatening throughout the whole film, just to end up as Talia's bitch and get offed by the Batpod. Ugh.
SuperbatSpider1003
SuperbatSpider1003 - 8/30/2016, 6:22 AM
@Antoin - catwoman was awesome honestly wish we saw more of Anne Hathaway as catwoman but oh well; I personally wanna see that extra hour that was supposed to be in the movie maybe Nolan will change his mind about not allowing it to come out
Antoin
Antoin - 8/30/2016, 7:00 AM
@SuperbatSpider1003 - Yeh I remember when she was cast. I was like no no no. Then when I saw the film it shut me well up! She owned it. I liked the way she played a vulnerable woman, then kicked ass when peoples guards were let down. She worked well in that film.
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