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Michael Caine on 'Batman 3': No Johnny Depp

September 22, 2009 06:35:11 GMT

'There is nobody, there's no script, there's nothing,' insisted the actor who plays Alfred Pennyworth in the last two installments of 'Batman' film at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.


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Although he has uttered willingness to join "Batman 3", Johnny Depp is unlikely to be seen taking a part in the possible next installment of the caped crusader. Offering words on the matter was "The Dark Knight" actor Michael Caine when MTV caught up with him during 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.

"Johnny Depp is great in anything, but there is no Johnny Depp in this Batman," the Alfred Pennyworth depicter opened up on the chance Depp will be seen in future Batman movie. Although admitting that it could be wrong, the 76-year-old reinforced his statement by saying, "They tell me in no uncertain terms."

On the status of "Batman 3", the "Batman Begins" actor claimed that the movie won't be developed by 2011. "There is nobody, there's no script, there's nothing," the Academy Award-winning actor stated. He then added that director Christopher Nolan is busy with his upcoming sci-fi feature, saying "It can't possibly be made before 2011 because 'Inception' is such a big picture."

In late June, Johnny Depp has addressed speculations that placed him as a strong candidate to star as Batman's foe, the Riddler. While promoting "Public Enemies", the Captain Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of Caribbean" trilogy told MTV, "If the opportunity came, I'd definitely juggle it. I always liked the Riddler."

So far, nothing has been set in stone for the follow-up film to the 2008 blockbuster "The Dark Knight". Director Christopher Nolan is yet to commit to the possible project despite thoughts that he will return to his helming position after finishing his work on "Inception". Actor Gary Oldman has suggested that "Batman 3" is set to start filming in 2010. Warner Bros. has declined to comment of the start date rumor.

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posted by batmanguy37 on Oct 08, 2010
I have read tons on DC comics and seen all the movies. I know this stuff. I thrive on this stuff. Jim Carrey as the Riddler in the previous film, no way. The Riddler's true character is not a goofy maniac. He is supposed to be mysterious, witty, and clever. Read the comics, see the cartoons people. Johnny Depp is ideal for this role, cause Depp always play the unique character. Also get someone hot like Megan Fox or Mila Kunis to play Catwoman to get more males to watch it. Or Angelina Jolie as Poison Ivy. And add someone new who's never been in an nonanimated batma film, like The Mad Hatter, which is significant because Johnny Depp has played that character in the past. But that would sabatoge everything because Johny Depp should play the Riddler. So add someone new like Clayface or Killer Croc as the second villain. And andries, Joker is gone. Get over it.
posted by movie lover on Nov 12, 2009
Eddie murphy cant be the riddler, the riddler is a white nerdy guy not black. I am not racest but you cant have a black man play a white man role. How about making batman black it just won't work, and the joker as johnny depp has nothing on heath ledger. Also the whole robin thing no way, this batman is too dark for them to put that pansy in. now i have herd that penguin, catwoman, and twoface are in this next movie. So there won't be just 2 but 3 villains. now i cant remember who was suposed to play penguin. But what i can remember is with his aditude and playing angry roles alot he would be perfect for the role. The main char or one of them in pirate radio is the guy that is going to play penguin. Yet i can't remember his name.
posted by uludag on Oct 12, 2009
keep both of those guys off batman. I would like to suggest, that if robyn ever enters the picture, that he is played by Jamie bell.
posted by andries price on Sep 22, 2009
johnny depp is not the riddler put johnny depp as the joker that will be cool eddie murphy will be the riddler two villains johnny depp and eddie murphy i will see batman 3 in theatres 2011

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