Johnny Depp and Philip Seymour Hoffman Eyed as Batman's Next Foes


Johnny Depp and Philip Seymour Hoffman Eyed as Batman's Next Foes


The two renowned Hollywood actors reportedly have been considered to take the role of The Riddler and Penguin respectively for the follow-up of 'The Dark Knight'.

Speculations of Batman's future villains apparently have moved on from which foes to be featured in the possible follow-up of "The Dark Knight" to who are going to portray them. Following reports that Angelina Jolie has been eyeing the Catwoman role, latest report claims that Johnny Depp and Philip Seymour Hoffman have also fallen into the filmmakers' list for the baddies in "Batman 3".

The two acclaimed actors allegedly have been considered to be starring as Batman's notable archnemeses, The Riddler who were depicted by Jim Carrey in "Batman Forever", and Penguin played by Danny DeVito in "Batman Returns". "(Producers) are convinced that the role of the Riddler is perfect for Depp," a source revealed the rumor to Enquirer. "Johnny's a pro. He'll be able to take direction from director Chris Nolan and still make the character his own. And what better Penguin is there than Philip Seymour Hoffman."

Debuted in theaters across the country on July 18, "Dark Knight" has broken box office record of being the fastest grossing movie to break the $300 million mark overshadowing previous record made by "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" which needed 16-days to pass the line. So far, the "Batman Begins" sequel has raked in $333.9 million and is striving to pass the $400 million mark soon to outpace "Shrek 2" record of 43 days.

© AceShowbiz.com


Comments

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    mik
    Oct 02, 2008

    As long as over exposed and over rated Angelina Jolie is not in the movie it should be great. Lets not have a WASH like her taint the film. She did good in Girl Interupted because she is wacky and played herself.

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    coblstone
    Sep 01, 2008

    Oscar winning actor Adrien Brody should play The Riddler !!! No More Catwoman ! enough is enough!!! It's time for new Batman Villians... like DeadShot and Killer Croc... penguin is so tired.

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    gpaul09
    Aug 26, 2008

    If Joker is revitalized, why not James franco, a Ledger look a like?

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    NO
    Aug 26, 2008

    Dane Cook should be the Riddler!!! Or even Jim Carrey again!

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    batfan
    Aug 25, 2008

    Hum, Depp is not a bad choice, but I had thought of Simon Woods for the role of Riddler.

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    BatFan
    Jul 31, 2008

    Can't wait to see the next one!! img390.imageshack.us/img390/8422/batmanriddler2011jx6.jpg

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    Innukchuck.
    Jul 31, 2008

    HOLY SHIT, BATMAN!

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