Movie Power Rankings: Joseph Gordon-Levitt rumors push ‘Justice League’ to the top

Warner Bros. and DC Comics are hoping that their planned superhero smorgasbord “Justice League” will be the next “Avengers,” and to that extent they may be tying in other DC hero movies into the continuity. “Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder has hinted that that film’s version of Superman will lead into the “JL” film, while rumors persist that “Dark Knight Rises” sidekick Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be taking the part of Batman for the epic. It’s too early to know for sure, but we know we can’t wait to see Batman, Supes and Wonder Woman fighting side-by-side.

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As for the rest of this week’s list… December 1, 2012. 

1. “Justice League” (Last week: Not ranked)
Will “Man of Steel” kick off a larger film continuity? Will Joseph Gordon-Levitt take up the cape and cowl? 

2. Spirit Awards (Last week: Not ranked)
The 2013 nominations were announced and “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and Matthew McConaughey were among the multiple nominees.

3. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” (Last week: No. 3)
The last film of the mega-franchise continues to crush all competition at the box office and it on its way to $300 million

4. “Les Miserables” (Last week: Not ranked)
Initital screenings in New York earned standing ovations, with pundits singling out Anne Hathaway for a probable supporting actress Oscar. 

5. “Zero Dark Thirty” (Last week: Not ranked)
The new Kathryn Bigelow film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden has been unveiled to rave reviews, and sparked the buzz that Jessica Chastain could end up hunting down an Oscar.

6. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (Last week: Not ranked)
Allegations of animal mistreatment have brought some unwanted attention to Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” prequel. The (first) film opens December 14. 

7. “Lincoln” (Last week: No. 5)
More and more pundits are placing the Steven Spielberg film near the top of the best picture pile. Will “Argo” or “Les Miserables” have anything to say about that?

8. “Star Wars” (Last week: No. 2)
We still don’t know who will direct the first film in the new trilogy, but we can tell you who it won’t be: Brad Bird. 

9. “Star Trek Into Darkness” (Last week: Not ranked)
Fans will get to go where no one has gone before when a 9-minute sneak of the sequel will play in front of IMAX screenings of “The Hobbit.”

10. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (Last week: Not ranked)
Not only is Mary Jane Watson (Shailene Woodley) popping up in the sequel, but now we have a new Harry Osborn is as well. 

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