22 Jul 2010

Batman 3: Who Is The Riddler?? – Please Let The Rumours Be True!

Shortly after The Dark Knight hit our movie screens back in 2008, there was talk of the role of The Riddler being given to old, movie flopper, Chiclet teeth looking Eddie Murphy. Over half of me died on the inside at the thought of Eddie going anywhere near the Batman 3 film set, let alone being cast or considered for it.
  • Leave the sole black lead character in the film as Morgan Freeman.We don't need Eddie coming in there f***ing up a good thing. Cast him, may as well cast Madea.
  • Get Maggie Gyllenhaal OUT and Rachel McAdams IN as Rachel.
  • Let the rumours be true and have Joseph Gordon-Levitt cast as The Riddler.
At this point only Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman are confirmed returns for the third installment set to start filming in 2011 for a summer 2012 release. There is also no title for the film.

Joesph Gordon-Levitt has made the great transition from child to adult actor and is currently part of the cast of this week’s Hollywood blockbuster Inception [A Christopher Nolan film]. If you don’t already know Christopher Nolan [pictured left] is the man behind the great Batman remakes. Gone is the comic book crap that we were subjected to in the nineties, Nolan brought us a darker look and feel to Batman Begins and the Dark Knight. So far I’m just loving Nolan’s work.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is currently ‘interested’ in picking up the role as The Riddler. Anything other than Eddie Murphy, I swear! However if, they ever wanted to reprise The Joker in the Batman series I’m sure Joseph Gordon-Levitt would have a shot as he bears an uncanny resemblance to the late Heath Ledger. 

Whether he could pull off an incredible performance that Heath did with his own villainous character [if he gets the role as The Riddler], remains to be seen. I say give him a shot. From what I’ve seen of him so far he’s a great actor with so much more potential.

After the ridiculous talk of Eddie Murphy being up for the potential role, there were also whisperings of Johnny Depp taking it on also. I can definitely see a role like that going to Johnny. Either actor is good with me, just not Eddie Murphy, as he isn't talented enough for a Christopher Nolan production.


  1. It's scary he does look like heath ledger, he does have his work cut out for him with the 3rd film, but i have faith that he'll do an excellent job!

  2. I agree he does look a lot like Heath. He was great in Inception so he may be a good fit in Batman 3.


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