The actor is rumoured to be playing the caped crusader in Warner Bros' new 'Justice League' movie

Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s representatives have denied that the actor is set to play Batman.

Earlier this week (November 28), it was reported that Gordon-Levitt is being lined up for the Batman role in Justice League, the new superhero ensemble movie from Warner Bros.

However, now claims to have contacted the actor’s representatives, who apparently “refuted the rumour entirely”.

In this summer’s The Dark Knight Rises, Gordon-Levitt appears as a young police offer called John Blake alongside Christian Bale‘s Bruce Wayne aka Batman. At the end of the film, Blake is led into the Batcave by Wayne, suggesting that he could be about to assume the Batman role.

Meanwhile, back in June (2012), Warner Bros announced plans to unite Batman with Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern in a Justice League movie based on the popular comic book series. The studio is aiming to release the film in 2015 – the same year as Marvel’s ensemble piece The Avengers 2.

At present, Justice League has no director or confirmed stars, though Gangster Squad writer Will Beall has been hired to provide the script.