Though Batman trilogy director Christopher Nolan has said that "The Dark Knight Rises" would be his last work with the series, the ending of the third film had fans wondering if Joseph Gordon-Levitt's John Blake (a.k.a. Robin) would be back for his own spin-off film.
"Why would they set up a whole thing at the end and then just give up on the franchise?" Kimmel asked Gordon-Levitt on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Tuesday night, referring to the film's final moments, when Blake is given access to the Batcave following Bruce Wayne's retirement.
“This is the truth -- I don’t think ["The Dark Knight Rises"] is necessarily a set-up. I think it is the great ending for that trilogy,” he said.
“Even if you go back to Batman Begins, he’s talking about how Batman is more than a man, it’s a symbol, and a hero can be anybody and we all have heroes inside of us."
Gordon-Levitt also told The Hollywood Reporter that he had "no idea" if studio producers would consider a Robin or Nightwing addition to the franchise.
“I always choose scripts the same way,” he said. “If it’s a great script and a great filmmaker, then I’m interested.”
Gordon-Levitt has already worked with Batman trilogy director Christopher Nolan before, on "Dark Knight Rises" and "Inception."