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Old 12-17-08, 06:56 PM
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Eddie Murphy IS The Riddler...

... if you choose to believe this article as reported in 'The Sun' (UK tabloid/newspaper):


FUNNYMAN EDDIE MURPHY will play The Riddler in the next Batman movie, The Sun can reveal.


Gotham villain ... Eddie Murphy
The Beverly Hills Cop star, 47, has been signed up by British director CHRISTOPHER NOLAN to reprise the role played by JIM CARREY in 1995’s Batman Forever.

The surprise move follows speculation linking Pirates of the Caribbean star JOHNNY DEPP to the part.

The film, set for a 2010 release, is being developed under the working title Gotham.

Execs have also signed up rising Transformers star SHIA LABEOUF, 22, to play Robin.

CHRISTIAN BALE will return as Bruce Wayne, while MICHAEL CAINE will again play Bruce’s assistant Alfred.

Meanwhile, Brit RACHEL WEISZ is said to be up for the Catwoman role.


Insiders also revealed to The Sun the flick will end on a cliffhanger over whether Batman survives a blast at Wayne Towers.

Nolan had been tight-lipped about the future of the Batman films after being rocked by the January death of HEATH LEDGER — tipped to receive a posthumous Oscar for his role as The Joker in Batman Returns.

A film insider said: “Chris wasn’t sure if he wanted to do another movie but as soon as he decided to, he got the wheels in motion.

“Eddie’s a fantastic addition. Everyone’s excited to see what he does as the Riddler.”

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Old 12-17-08, 07:01 PM
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Nolan said he hates Robin and I think Bale said he'd quit before doing anything involving Robin.
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Old 12-17-08, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Doctor Gonzo View Post
Execs have also signed up rising Transformers star SHIA LABEOUF, 22, to play Robin.
This, if true, is far more troublesome news. Either way, you really shouldn't be making a new thread for an unconfirmed rumor, that's what this thread is for.
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Old 12-17-08, 07:02 PM
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Hmm...

Not only is Robin in it but apparently the ending has been revealed as well.

I like Rachel Weisz as Catwoman though.
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Worst......idea......ever.
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No Robin, No Caatwoman No Murphy PLEASE!!!!!!
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Old 12-17-08, 07:08 PM
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Chill.

It's 'The Sun' - a paper so journalistically filthy my Brit friends tell me they wouldn't wipe their hind end with it.
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Old 12-17-08, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Doctor Gonzo View Post

“Eddie’s a fantastic addition. Everyone’s excited to see what he does as the Riddler.”
Get the fuck outta here!

Eddie Murphy is corny.
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Originally Posted by gryffinmaster View Post
So this is legit then?
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Originally Posted by Doctor Gonzo View Post
Chill.

It's 'The Sun' - a paper so journalistically filthy my Brit friends tell me they wouldn't wipe their hind end with it.
So why create the thread then?
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
So this is legit then?
absoultely 100%! And since there is no script yet I heard that Eddie will be writing all the Riddler jokes and maybe sing the theme song!
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If it is I just threw up in my mouth.
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Did he just lose his virginity also?
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absoultely 100%! And since there is no script yet I heard that Eddie will be writing all the Riddler jokes and maybe sing the theme song!

Don't forget he'll be in a fat suit too "How YOU doing!??"
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I heard they're going to dress Eddie in a fat suit and he's going to play the Penguin as well.

to the cliffhanger ending...I'm looking forward to part 4!
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Even if Murphy is terrible in this, it will still be his best role in twenty years.
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I heard they're going to dress Eddie in a fat suit and he's going to play the Penguin as well.

to the cliffhanger ending...I'm looking forward to part 4!
HA! We were typing the same thing at the same time.

If Murphy is in this, it'll be the "Batman and Robin" of the series.

But this will never happen. Both Nolan and WB are not stupid.
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Umm The Sun is a tabloid paper. This has as much credibility as Fox News. Besides Goyer already said they haven't started working on the third Batman yet.
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Umm The Sun is a tabloid paper. This has as much credibility as Fox News. Besides Goyer already said they haven't started working on the third Batman yet.
Most all of your threads are tabloid worthy.

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So why create the thread then?

Why so serious?
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I could believe that a third film is being quietly (secretly) put together.

I do not believe any of these casting decisions.
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What a complete load of crap. No way is the new movie coming out by 2010, that cast is a complete joke (much as I love rachel weisz), and Heath Ledger played the Joker in The Dark Knight, not Batman Returns. Freakin' A...
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Again people:
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"There is not one shred of reality in any of these rumors.

The latest batch has Eddie Murphy as THE RIDDLER and Rachel Weisz as Catwoman and apparently Shia LaBeouf as someone.

If ANY OF YOU believe any of this bullshit, you have found some crazy awesome drugs and I would like to have some of what you're having.

Here's the latest facts on a sequel to DARK KNIGHT...

No talent has a finished contract yet. Specifically, Chris Nolan doesn't have a deal. The word I'm having is that Chris would like to do another project before leaping back into BATMAN - if he decides to do another. We're hearing he may very well do THE PRISONER next - which would mean... no valid BATMAN rumors until much later.

There is no story treatment on anybody's desk at Warners. No accepted pitches. No talent beyond Chris Nolan has been approached. Now... would Warners like to be immediately in development on the new caped crusader film with Bale and Nolan? You betcha, but that's why they're giving Nolan the room he needs to come back to the cowl.

Personally - I'd like Nolan to jettison Bale and make DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and close out his tenure on BATMAN. Starting the next one... 30 years later - a grizzled roughed up and quasi-Fascist BATMAN and a near police state Gotham... I'd just love. and I'd love to have Mickey Rourke play Bats in it.

BUT YOU SEE WHAT I JUST DID. I just made some bullshit up. Some stuff I would just love to have happen. BUT IT HAS NO BASIS IN REALITY.

Now in the Talkback below - see if you can make up better BATMAN 3 rumors than the folks at E!, SUN and countless other bullshit sites that are just desperate for hits.

BUT whatever you do. PLEASE STOP SENDING US THESE LINKS TO BULLSHIT BATMAN RUMORS - It really is getting ridiculous."
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