A story in the UK paper The Sun claims that Eddie Murphy will star as the Riddler in the next Batman movie. As we have reported here before Johnny Depp is pretty much the person everyone wants to see in the next Batman movie. Tons of blogs have selected Johnny Depp to take on the role of The Riddler. But The Sun has this to say:
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. Gotham villain … Eddie Murphy. 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
With all those start they are going to need a huge bank roll to fund the star salaries. But maybe with booting Johnny Depp from the mix they can scale down the actor salaries a bit to manage the high expectation Batman Dark Knight 3 will have.