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Sep. 1, 2008by: James Thoo

Holy shit Batman updates!! First up, THE DARK KNIGHT just broke the $500 million barrier domestically in half the time it took TITANIC. Which is ridiculous. I'm in Malaysia right now and when I took my parents to a midnight showing a couple of days ago we were forced to sit in the front row because it was still almost selling out. I've seen it like seven times or something now but I just can't stop. This thing is like the water that guy engineers in THE TUXEDO. Except it doesn't kill you.

Also in a hugely throw-away comment, Johnny Depp has spoken about possibly playing The Riddler in the next Batman movie. Then next Batman movie that doesn't even really exist yet. Still, here it is:

Host: Hey Johnny, a listener called in earlier said you have to ask about the rumors on the internet of you doing the Riddler.
Depp: Oh yeah I heard about that. Not that I know of.
Host: You'd be a good choice.
Depp: It seems like it'd be a fun gig for a while, yeah.

So there you have it -- Johnny Depp is probably maybe would love to is down with the idea but definitely wants to oh my god it's happening down with playing The Riddler. Negotiations will likely begin tomorrow.
Extra Tidbit: Now all we have to do is get Cher signed up!
Source: Comic Cynic

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12:05AM on 09/03/2008
with over 500 million dollars gross, I think it's safe to say JoBlo.com isn't the only site with a boner for Batman news. Depp would be an interesting choice. I agree that an unknown actor with the right attitude and dedication to his craft and the source material would be a better idea. The problem is that those kind of actors are few and far between. It just makes Ledger's passing that much more tragic.
with over 500 million dollars gross, I think it's safe to say JoBlo.com isn't the only site with a boner for Batman news. Depp would be an interesting choice. I agree that an unknown actor with the right attitude and dedication to his craft and the source material would be a better idea. The problem is that those kind of actors are few and far between. It just makes Ledger's passing that much more tragic.
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12:35PM on 09/02/2008

mistake

No Depp.... no Depp... no Depp
This movie strives on the fact that the characters are fulfilled by Hollywood talent that has yet to create a mold for themselves. Angelina, same thing. She has already been seen too much and is justa tabloid face anymore. Yes she is talented and sure shed look hot in the outfit. But there are more qualifications to this string of brilliant casting decisions. PS Hoffman is on the fence as Penguin. He hasnt really been type-cast. Depp is the Burton Boy and always
No Depp.... no Depp... no Depp
This movie strives on the fact that the characters are fulfilled by Hollywood talent that has yet to create a mold for themselves. Angelina, same thing. She has already been seen too much and is justa tabloid face anymore. Yes she is talented and sure shed look hot in the outfit. But there are more qualifications to this string of brilliant casting decisions. PS Hoffman is on the fence as Penguin. He hasnt really been type-cast. Depp is the Burton Boy and always will be. Sure he would do a good job, but there are many that would rival his performance without having to deal with the name recognition aspect of a casting director whoring themselves out for that fact alone.
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7:26AM on 09/02/2008
I'm sorry fellas...but I can't jump on the 'Enough TDK News' bandwagon. I love this flick...obsessed really! Any news, rumor or not...repetetive news even, gets me excited! I literally visit JoBlo to get news about a third Bat movie...and also for Watchmen news and Wolverine...

So no...if this were any other flick I'd be pissed...but heck it's TDK so bring on the rumors, the gossip, the words that some guy on the street said to some other guy that had the words 'Dark, Knight, Batman, and 3'
I'm sorry fellas...but I can't jump on the 'Enough TDK News' bandwagon. I love this flick...obsessed really! Any news, rumor or not...repetetive news even, gets me excited! I literally visit JoBlo to get news about a third Bat movie...and also for Watchmen news and Wolverine...

So no...if this were any other flick I'd be pissed...but heck it's TDK so bring on the rumors, the gossip, the words that some guy on the street said to some other guy that had the words 'Dark, Knight, Batman, and 3' in it. I don't care! I need to know more! Feed my craving bwahahahaha!!
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5:48PM on 09/01/2008
is this turning into a gossip web page..ya we all know how great TDK is & its breaking all kinds of records...but the rumors thing about batman 3 are ridiculous when tdk is still out..i agree enough is enough
is this turning into a gossip web page..ya we all know how great TDK is & its breaking all kinds of records...but the rumors thing about batman 3 are ridiculous when tdk is still out..i agree enough is enough
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5:21PM on 09/01/2008

Enough with the enoughs!

Let's see....in the entire "Latest Headlines" column to the right I see one single story (this one) regarding the Dark Knight directly, and maybe 2 others (weekend box office, summer movie roundup) that mention it in passing.

Methinks people on here bitch too much. Schmoes like this movie, and they want to read about it and it's possible sequel--get over it.
Let's see....in the entire "Latest Headlines" column to the right I see one single story (this one) regarding the Dark Knight directly, and maybe 2 others (weekend box office, summer movie roundup) that mention it in passing.

Methinks people on here bitch too much. Schmoes like this movie, and they want to read about it and it's possible sequel--get over it.
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4:15PM on 09/01/2008

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r.i.p. heath
r.i.p. heath
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4:11PM on 09/01/2008
HIRE DAVID FUCKING TENNANT!
HIRE DAVID FUCKING TENNANT!
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3:58PM on 09/01/2008

I agree

Enough with the Batman news already. I like different movie news mixed with this site's obsessive boner towards The Dark Knight.
Enough with the Batman news already. I like different movie news mixed with this site's obsessive boner towards The Dark Knight.
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3:27PM on 09/01/2008
Riddle me this, riddle me that, why does this site post every rumor about the bat?

Right now we don't even know if a 3rd movie will occur, much less who will be the villian. Let's not start counting our chickens before they're hatched.
Riddle me this, riddle me that, why does this site post every rumor about the bat?

Right now we don't even know if a 3rd movie will occur, much less who will be the villian. Let's not start counting our chickens before they're hatched.
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2:17PM on 09/01/2008
I'm saying we get excited after Nolan signs on.
I'm saying we get excited after Nolan signs on.
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2:11PM on 09/01/2008

welcome to

batman news.com formerly joblo
batman news.com formerly joblo
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2:01PM on 09/01/2008
I greatly admire Johnny Depp and his work, but I am sick of this [link] mentality that everyone seems to have developed. There are many actors I'd look to for the role of the Riddler (if he actually was the villain).

And if the Riddle was in the next movie, he'd have to be more than just a bank robber who leaves riddles around. I say, since the hunt for Batman reaches a new level of intensity at the end of TDK, that in the next film the Mayor puts out a large cash reward for identity of The
I greatly admire Johnny Depp and his work, but I am sick of this [link] mentality that everyone seems to have developed. There are many actors I'd look to for the role of the Riddler (if he actually was the villain).

And if the Riddle was in the next movie, he'd have to be more than just a bank robber who leaves riddles around. I say, since the hunt for Batman reaches a new level of intensity at the end of TDK, that in the next film the Mayor puts out a large cash reward for identity of The Batman and this brings the mysterious Riddler to town, a man known to be able to solve any puzzle, although he doesn't always get his information in legal ways.
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1:34PM on 09/01/2008
I thought I had read somewhere that Anthony Michael Hall (who was in The Dark Knight, in case people missed it) was in talks to play The Riddler.

I think Ben Foster would be a good choice too.
I thought I had read somewhere that Anthony Michael Hall (who was in The Dark Knight, in case people missed it) was in talks to play The Riddler.

I think Ben Foster would be a good choice too.
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1:11PM on 09/01/2008
I mean honestly would you wanna see Johnny Depp getting his ass kicked up and down by Batman.
I mean honestly would you wanna see Johnny Depp getting his ass kicked up and down by Batman.
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1:04PM on 09/01/2008

LET'S ...

... ask Robert Downey Jr. if he would like to play Riddler :D
... ask Robert Downey Jr. if he would like to play Riddler :D
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1:03PM on 09/01/2008

NO NOLAN NO BATMAN 3

=)
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12:21PM on 09/01/2008

Johnny Depp Should Have The Last Laugh

Johnny Depp as the Riddler could be cool. Johnny Depp as the Joker would be amazing. Should Christopher Nolan ever decide to bring the character back, Depp is the only actor capable of taking over the role, because, like Heath Ledger, he would make it his own. The Joker shouldn't die just because Heath Ledger did. The character is Batman's greatest nemesis and I think it would kick ass to have Depp use his outstanding talents on such an incredible character. Hell, it doesn't even have to
Johnny Depp as the Riddler could be cool. Johnny Depp as the Joker would be amazing. Should Christopher Nolan ever decide to bring the character back, Depp is the only actor capable of taking over the role, because, like Heath Ledger, he would make it his own. The Joker shouldn't die just because Heath Ledger did. The character is Batman's greatest nemesis and I think it would kick ass to have Depp use his outstanding talents on such an incredible character. Hell, it doesn't even have to be the same character that Ledger played. Perhaps another savvy psycho gets inspired, dons the make-up, and picks up the mantle now that the Joker who Ledger played has been captured. Or, seeing as how the police never uncovered his true identity and his "How I got these scars" story kept changing, perhaps Ledger's Joker was the imposter. Maybe, Ledger's Joker had this doppelganger scenario planned all-along- to ensure chaos continues to reign in Gotham City. Yep, my friends, Johnny Depp as The Joker would be brilliant.
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10:51AM on 09/01/2008
Sorry James, but shouldn't the title be more like "Depp talks Riddler"?
Sorry James, but shouldn't the title be more like "Depp talks Riddler"?
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9:53AM on 09/01/2008
Eh.. rumors are rumors.. I'd like to hear that Nolan is coming back first
Eh.. rumors are rumors.. I'd like to hear that Nolan is coming back first
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