This is how the world ends. Studios just can’t acquire enough JGL for their respective pictures and their consequent implosion will cause a giant rupture in the core of our world, which then causes the Earth to explode. The only thing that will remain after our demise will be JGL, who will then go on to create a movie about the end of our world. Starring him. And Ryan Gosling.
Just kidding. But sensationalizing this epidemic is the only way to lighten the problem we face before us: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the most sought after actor right now, but there isn’t enough of him to go around…and I don’t understand how this happened. Lately, he’s been rumored to be involved in a lot of high profile projects such as The Justice League, Guardians of the Galaxy, the Godzilla reboot (which he apparently passed on…A MISTAKE HE WILL REGRET), and now Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Actually, scratch that. It’s been confirmed that he will be starring in that last one.
Yes, the man is talented, good looking, talented, and good looking, but I have a hard time seeing him as THE lead actor who can carry a movie all the way to the bank. Perhaps the Hollywood big wigs see something that I don’t, or maybe someone gave them an impressive Power Point presentation with some easy-to-understand graphs that displayed the projected stock growth of the actor in the years to come. He does have the name recognition to do some damage at the box office now, but the faith they put on him seems a bit premature. The last big film in which he had the lead role made $66.3 million (The Looper), which is nice, but not enough to guarantee him bigger roles. Sure, some of these high profile projects are guaranteed nine figures easy just because of the title and public interest, but I’m not sure that putting JGL at the forefront is ideal. He’s been great as a supporting actor in the big budget flicks (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) so perhaps it’s cool if he got a few love calls here and there to lead, but for a crap load of companies to start clamoring after him all of a sudden seems…surreal.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m totally Team JGL…unless Ryan Gosling is in the argument. I’m a JGL supporter, admirer, stalker, and in rare times, an apologist. The more projects in his pocket, the happier I am for him. It’s just…I don’t understand how he became the new Hollywood darling is all. But at the core of the problem I have with this epidemic I guess…is my fear that we may face an over-saturation of JGL in the near future. So that fear could be coloring my opinion of the matter right now, but either way JGL wins and I suppose that is pretty cool.
As long as it doesn’t cause the Earth to explode.
Written by Daniel Lee