Johnny Depp, the eccentric Captain Jack Sparrow of "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy, is The Riddler no more. Comic Book Cynic has reported that in an interview with a Florida radio show, the 45-year-old Hollywood superstar has dished out the possibility of him being offered the part of Batman's nemesis for "The Dark Knight" sequel.
Putting an end to the speculation while promoting the reunion gig for his band The Kids, Depp said simply, "Oh yeah, I heard about that. Not that I know of." Still, on imagining him playing the part, he confessed that the idea has tempted him for a while. "It seems like it'd be a fun gig for a while, yeah," he revealed. The rest of the interview can be heard below.
Depp has been rumored to be playing the part of Batman's villain who is obsessed with riddles, puzzles and word games not long after "Dark Knight" kicked off its amazing run at the box office. At the time, he has been said to be among the candidates for the possible "Batman 3" foes, including Philip Seymour Hoffman as Penguin and Angelina Jolie as Catwoman, the role which recently is being linked to Cher.
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