The Top 5 Batman 3 Rumors

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With The Dark Knight still in the Top 5 after making over $500 million dollars, it’s no surprise that everyone wants to give the scoop on what Warner Bros. has planned for the sequel. Here’s thing: nobody has a friggin’ clue who’s going to be in The Caped Crusader, or even if it’s even named The Caped Crusader. Here are five of Scandalist‘s favorite claims about the movie so far.

  • Johnny Depp will play The Riddler and Angelina Jolie will play Catwoman.

Julie Newmar, the finest of Adam West‘s three Catwomen, told the NY Daily News that Jolie “would own the part…My industry friends tell me [she] has made inquiries about the role.” Christopher Nolan might yawn and say “too easy,” but if she showed up for an audition in costume, we’re guessing he’d change his mind.

  • Johnny Depp will play The Riddler and Maggie Gyllenhaal will play Catwoman.

“Why else would she, or Katie Holmes for that matter, take on the thankless roll of Rachel Dawes?” said Hollywood Newsroom. “Not only is Maggie contractually obligated, but she’s already getting in shape for Batman 3.” Scandalist is particularly fond of this rumor, because it requires the existence of magical zombies in Gotham City. Nothing goes better with visceral, gritty meditations on heroism than magical zombies.

  • Johnny Depp will play The Riddler and Cher will be play Catwoman.

According to the Telegraph, an exec claims Cher is director Christopher Nolan‘s “first choice to play Catwoman. He wants to her to portray her like a vamp in her twilight years.” This is entirely believable, assuming Nolan hasn’t looked at Cher’s face in over ten years. Maybe they’ll say she’s the Joker’s ex.

  • Johnny Depp will play The Riddler and Philip Seymour Hoffman will play The Penguin.

Michael Caine recently told MTV News, “It’s Johnny Depp as The Riddler. And The Penguin is Philip Seymour Hoffman,” saying he’d read it in the paper and confirmed it with a Warner Bros. exec. Problem is, nobody asked Hoffman. “No one has talked to me about it ever,” said the Oscar winner, noting that the same rumor floated before The Dark Knight. “I don’t know if I’d be a good Penguin to be quite honest.” Depp says he hasn’t been approached, either. (“I heard about that. Not that I know of…”).

  • F*ck Johnny Depp! Christopher Nolan isn’t going to make Batman 3.

Aaron Eckhart (who has no plans to return as a magical zombie Two-Face) recently was quoted as saying: “Chris hasn’t said he’s going to make a third film. I think he wants to make other movies.” Naturally, everyone is assuming this means there won’t be a third movie. Yeah, there won’t be a sequel to the second biggest grossing movie of all time, which just happens to star a character that has appeared in six blockbuster movies over the last twenty years. Riiiiight. Even if Nolan does get cold feet, Warner Bros. will be returning to Gotham City before you know it.

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