Monday, September 8, 2008

Batman Casting Rumors

Ever since the record-breaking success of The Dark Knight, fans have wondered what the future of the franchise holds. Will Chris Nolan come back for a third film? Nothing has been confirmed - even the studio people haven't talked to Nolan about it because he's on a much needed vacation - but most speculate yes after the tremendous amount of cash he must have collected. Is Cher going to play Catwoman? No, but that was a real rumor about a month ago - I kid you not. And almost more ridiculous (seemingly) were the rumors about Johnny Depp as The Riddler (or the Mad Hatter, depending on who you asked) and Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Penguin.

Now Michael Caine tells MTV that he read those rumors in the tabloids like the rest of us, but that he also confirmed them with an executive at Warner Brothers.

“I was with [a Warner Bros.] executive and I said, ‘Are we going to make another one?’ They said yeah. I said, ‘How the hell are we going to top Heath? And he says ‘I’ll tell you how you top Heath — Johnny Depp as The Riddler and Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Penguin.’ I said, ‘S–t, they’ve done it again!’”

How can this be if they haven't even confirmed that the movie is going to be made yet? There's not even a script, so how can they know that these characters are even featured? Don't take this one too seriously, ladies and gents - there seems to be way too much work to be done for casting announcements to be made already. Plus, enjoy The Dark-freaking-Knight instead of worrying about the next one already. We all know it's not going to come out for another four years anyway, and the last one was awesome.

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