Joseph Gordon Levitt has revealed why he wasn't cast as the new Batman in Zack Snyder's sequel to 'Man Of Steel,' which will see Bruce Wayne do battle with Clark Kent.
Gordon Levitt visited the Late Show with David Letterman to promote his upcoming movie, 'Don Juan,' but instead of discussing his directorial debut he found himself bombarded with questions regarding Snyder's decision to overlook him for the part of Batman.
Letterman delicately told Gordon-Levitt, "I want to talk to you about the Batman situation. Because I was under the impression and I was eager to convey that impression to others that you were probably going to…that Batman was dead and you were going to be the new Batman."
He then brazenly asked, "Now, what happened?"
According to ComicBook.com, Gordon-Levitt answered, "Well, I think these new movies aren't necessarily…I don't know first of all. I haven't read any of the new movies. I'm not involved in them at all. But I don't know if they are so much a continuation of the Christopher Nolan Batman."
Letterman interrupted, "Sequentially they don't have to match up," to which Gordon-Levitt responded, "I don't think they're really very connected. At least, I don't … I actually don't know."
The Late Show host was still perplexed by the decision not to cast Gordon-Levitt as Bruce Wayne though, asking him, "Did you call anybody and say what about me? You know I was Batman's buddy. How many Batman movies were you in?"
Gordon-Levitt then explained that he was only in one of the movies, before going on to discuss 'The Dark Knight Rises' conclusion with the esteemed comedian.
"It talks about in all three of the movies…it talks about how Batman is more than a man," the Brick actor noted, "It's a symbol, and we all have a hero inside of us, so passing the mantle onto another person, another man, I think was a really good ending."
Gordon Levitt concluded by showing his support for Ben Affleck, who has received a torrent of abuse since he claimed the part.
Letterman asked, "Why are people all upset that it's Ben Affleck as Batman?" to which Gordon Levitt simply stated, "I don't know. I think he's going to be really good."
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Gregory Wakeman is a film enthusiast who is still perplexed by all of the negative attention surrounding the decision to cast Ben Affleck as Batman. If you're still a hater, read Patton Oswalt's diatribe on the issue. It's genius.