Joseph Gordon-Levitt finally explains that ambiguous TDKR ending

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Dec 17, 2012

With over $837 million at the box office, it's fair to say most of us have seen The Dark Knight Rises. But the final entry in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy has left some fans scratching their heads. Where does the character go from here? Perhaps co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt can flll in the blanks.

Tuesday night, Joseph Gordon-Levitt made an appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, there to promote his new film Premium Rush, but Kimmel had Batman on the brain. Since The Dark Knight Rises has been out for several weeks, he thought it was time to get some clarity.

*Spoilers ahead!*

During the final moments of TDKR, viewers are led to believe that Bruce Wayne has left crime-fighting behind. He gave (Robin) John Blake the keys to the Batcave, which established him as Gotham's new protector. It seems pretty straightforward, but some folks were left confused, including Kimmel.

So the host asked Gordon-Levitt if there's a Robin movie in our future. "Oh, I don't get to decide those things," answered Gordon-Levitt. "Oh, I see," said Kimmel. "I take your caginess as a yes."

Gordon-Levitt doesn't have that kind of power, so he can't give a definite yes or no. But he did go on to explain that Batman is a symbol and not just a man.

Do you agree with Gordon-Levitt's interpretation?

(via ComicBookMovie)

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