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

July 31, 2008 09:34:21 GMT

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'.

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


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posted by mik on 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.
posted by coblstone on 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.
posted by gpaul09 on Aug 26, 2008
If Joker is revitalized, why not James franco, a Ledger look a like?
posted by NO on Aug 26, 2008
Dane Cook should be the Riddler!!! Or even Jim Carrey again!
posted by batfan on Aug 25, 2008
Hum, Depp is not a bad choice, but I had thought of Simon Woods for the role of Riddler.
posted by BatFan on Jul 31, 2008
Can't wait to see the next one!!
posted by Innukchuck. on Jul 31, 2008

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