Joseph Gordon-Levitt Shoots Down The Idea of Inception 2

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Inception star Joseph Gordon-Levitt has shot down a fan's dreams of seeing a sequel to Christopher Nolan's modern sci-fi classic on Twitter. Released in 2010, the film is one of the most successful offerings of the decade, grossing $825.5 million at the worldwide box office and earning a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars (among several other accolades). An original studio tentpole, Inception proved that Nolan's name alone could sell a major motion picture, and Warner Bros. was obviously pleased with the results. The studio has had a longstanding relationship with the director, and Inception no doubt played a sizable role in cementing that partnership.

As presented, Inception tells the story of Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), an experienced extractor who takes one last job to get back home to his children. The film's now-infamous ending showed Cobb having a happy reunion with his family, and the book seemed to be closed. Of course, given how acclaimed and popular Inception is (plus, the world-building that was on display), it stood reason to believe WB would be interested in a sequel. Many years ago, the main cast was reportedly signed on for potential followups, but it looks like that will never come into fruition.

When asked about the possibility of an Inception 2 on Twitter, Gordon-Levitt (who played Cobb's right hand man Arthur) laughed the question off as a way of indicating he won't be returning to the world of dreams soon. Check out his interaction with a fan in the space below:

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