The new Sin City Movie has just scored a major coupe! Joseph Gordon Levitt, or JGL to those who are either really hip or really lazy, was heavily rumored over the last week to be up for the role of Star Lord in the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie. But, go ahead and file those rumors under “debunked”, as the Weinstein company has officially announced that Gordon Levitt will be playing a new character in the Sin City universe, Johnny.
Deadline first reported this news, and the role of Johnny was apparently first offered to Johnny Depp. JGL sounds enthused about the project, and we certainly look forward to seeing what he can do in the dark Sin City universe with Robert Rodriguez at the helm.
You can also chalk this up as a big win for DC and Warner Brothers, as Joseph Gordon Levitt not playing Star Lord means keeping the super hot young star away from an iron clad Disney contract. The Dark Knight Rises famously ended with JGL’s character being called Robin and being given the keys to the Batcave. While DC hasn’t officially announced anything along the lines of a new Batman movie with JGL or a Nightwing movie or anything of the sort, the huge fan reaction certainly didn’t go un-noticed by them. Disney, however, isn’t exactly known for playing well with others or with letting hot stars get away with just a quick cameo. Take a look at Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who was about to explode as the next big action star but instead got hooked into the Disney universe, becoming a family movie star with films like The Tooth Fairy. We’re certainly not saying that JGL signing on for the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie would have locked him into a long line of family friendly kid films, but if the seven hundred picture deal that Sam Jackson signed is any sort of measurement, it’s a good bet that his entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe would have been a strong goodbye to the DC counterpart.
But that’s all conjecture and hearsay, and all we know for now is that Robert Rodriguez is working hard on making a sequel to the outstanding original Sin City movie, and he just landed a huge acting talent to help flesh out the dark dreary world that was given to us by Frank Miller. So stay tuned for more on this movie as it develops!
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