Riddle Me This - Could Johnny Depp Be Set to Be the Next ‘Batman’ Foe?

Sources suggest he could take over as the Riddler, and Philip Seymour Hoffman may be eyeing the Penguin
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Riddle Me This - Could Johnny Depp Be Set to Be the Next ‘Batman’ Foe?

Movie Picture With The Dark Knight bringing in over $400 million for Warner Brothers, it's no surprise that everyone is trying to figure out the casting of the sequel. The latest casting rumors, courtesy of WENN have Johnny Depp and Philip Seymour Hoffman being eyed for the roles of the Riddler and the Penguin, respectively.

The role of the Riddler has previously been tackled by Frank Gorshin in the television version of Batman, with Jim Carrey wearing the question-mark covered tights in Batman Forever. Meanwhile, the Penguin was handled on television by the incomparable Burgess Meredith, and a distinctively disgusting Penguin was played by Danny DeVito in Batman Returns.

A source told the Enquirer that "(Producers) are convinced that the role of the Riddler is perfect for Depp. 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."

While it's hard to argue against either Depp as the Riddler or Hoffman as the Penguin, when one considers the original source, it's probably best to consider this one firmly in the 'rumor' category for now.

Sources:WENN

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  • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

    @ejk1@dan1 Indeed

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    • ejk1 • 2 years ago

      @bawnian-dexeus Easiest. Prediction. Ever.

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      • dan1 • 2 years ago

        So glad this never happened. The Depp/Riddler rumors were annoying as hell.

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        • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

          @ejk1 Lol

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          • ejk1 • 2 years ago

            After further review, I believe the answer is "no."

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            • vampire2000 • 7 years ago

              I've said it before, and I'll continue to say it! NO ONE SHOULD REPLACE JOKER!

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              • SpaceCowboy • 7 years ago

                Depp for Joker. NO Penguin!!! The Riddler will be who then?

                this is just my expectation for a third [and hopefully final] installment in Nolan's Batman

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                • thedarkknightdk • 7 years ago

                  he'd be alright as riddler

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                  • insertusernamehere • 7 years ago

                    btw, knowing that i like bioshock, least ya know the type of stories i'm into. Watchmen and bioshock, to me, are both stories that are dif. in their genre and had an impact on thier respected kinds of releases(graphic novel and video game)

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                    • insertusernamehere • 7 years ago

                      Thanks comrade. I'm goin back to bioshock when the movie comes out and getting rid of the watchmen stuff when the movie passes. Just showin my enthusiasm now that the hype is up

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                      • bostonterrier • 7 years ago

                        boy, I sure hope so. Can't get enough of JD. No matter what is in, he is good. Go Johnny!!!!

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                        • taberjohnson18 • 7 years ago

                          It's..all right man. At least now you understand where I come form with stuff like this. It happens a lot, I like something, then Hollywood capitalizes on it, then everybody likes it and parades it around, it's kind of like seeing your girlfriend raped by strangers. Ignorant strangers. Though not nearly as severe, it still hurts. I liked your BioSock page a lot, BTW, and even your original Watchmen layout.

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                          • insertusernamehere • 7 years ago

                            Comrade, i friend requested u again. Hopefully u read what i typed b4 u deny me. Just understand, that i didn't respond to ur headline on ur page cuz, well, i don't visit ur page lol I had no idea u felt that way, or i would have responded like i did on my last comment. Watchmen is incredible, i read it last JUNE, not this year. I had read about it wizard a few times and thought it sounded interesting.

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                            • m-man360 • 7 years ago

                              JOHNNY DEPP WILL DO A BRILIANT JOB,AND I DONT AGREE WITH THE GUY WHO SAID THE DARK KNIGHT ISNT AS GOOD..IT WAS BRILIANT.

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                              • supbitch • 7 years ago

                                for once i kinda agree with pype..NOT!!!

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                                • pypebomb • 7 years ago

                                  After watching The Dark Knight for the 2nd time it's not as good. Everyone's acting performances (aside from Heath Ledger) were weak as sh*t.

                                  Regardless of who they get for the 3rd movie, they need to focus more on the performances...otherwise it will be a f*cking piece of sh*t.

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                                  • vampire2000 • 7 years ago

                                    Hello dumbass, Depp has done serious before. Have you seen Secret Window, or perhaps Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street? Yea I didn't f*cking think so.

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                                    • solarxi • 7 years ago

                                      If Penguin is involved, him and Riddler will compete to be Gotham's greatest criminal, knocking Joker out the box... thats my vision

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                                      • solarxi • 7 years ago

                                        Johnny Depp would be my first choice...then Ryan Gosling. As I said before- Joker should cameo in a third. Catwoman cannot be considered a love interest because he is grieving over Rachel. Riddler will make Bruce Wayne realize that Gotham needs Batman...although he is wanted for many crimes comitted by Joker and Two Face

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                                        • dr-manhattan • 7 years ago

                                          I personally wouldn't pick Depp, just because Depp has already played a lot of weird characters... We need someone more SERIOUS... We need Ryan Gosling...

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