There have been a thousand rumors when it comes to the casting of Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film. The subject of the rumors tends to be who the villain will be and what actor will nab the role. Most recently, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was rumored to be a top runner for the role of The Riddler. IMBD has gone as far as posting him on the cast list as Batman’s rival, Edward Nygma despite his reps statement that JGL hasn’t even been approached.
However, rumor has it that Nolan is also after Johnny Depp to portray the demented nemesis. Another farfetched casting story comes from National Enquirer…
“After seven weeks of topping the charts with his “Recovery” album, almighty-whitey rapper EMINEM – itching to dominate movie screens again and repeat the critical kudos he won with biopic “8 Mile” – rapped to his reps: “When it comes to business, you know I ain’t no fiddler…You tell them Batman biggies, I wanna play ‘The Riddler!’” Will Eminem nail a big-screen comeback deal – or get a screen test, at least?
Producers are piqued at the prospect of a Rappin’ Riddler, but Slim Shady’s facing stiff competition – execs are also confab-ing with JOHNNY DEPP and red-hot “Inception” star JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT. Stay tuned.”
It sounds absolutely ridiculous. I can’t picture Eminem being this corny in his request to screen-test. I am also guessing that Nolan will require a pedigree in acting and one stint in his biopic doesn’t make for a great resume. Nolan pretty much could pick whoever he wanted so Em’s competition is ridiculously fierce. So I am going to file this one under NGH – NOT GONNA HAPPEN for the Almighty Whitey.
The only casting that is official is Christina Bale as Batman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox and Michael Caine as Alfred. Currently Christopher, his brother Jonathan and David Goyer are still working on a story and screenplay. The release date is (as of today) July 20 of 2012.
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