'Inception' actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to join the new 'Batman' film, which is being directed Christopher Nolan.
While 'The Dark Knight Rises' is set for release in December 2012, Nolan has previously revealed it will be his last time of directing the film franchise.
He said: "I feel very glad that I'm doing another 'Batman' film. I think it would have been daunting to sit down and write an original script after 'Inception'. I love working within the realm and rules of our 'Batman' world. It's kind of nice to have someplace to go that I'm super-excited about.
"I must say that I'm glad - I'm very, very glad - to be embarking on the last chapter of our 'Batman' saga without any sense of obligation or duty to the studio."