Friday, 6 February 2009

Oh Dear God... Eddie Murphy Has Been Signed Up As The Riddler In The New Batman Movie?

OK I'm not convinced by this news at all but The Sun newspaper website had reported on the 18th of December 08 that 47 year old Beverly Hills Cop star Eddie Murphy had signed on to play The Riddler in the third Christoper Nolan Batman movie... Can this be true, why haven't I heard of this before today, maybe because it's complete BS? I'd heard rumours that Murphy was a possible choice but just thinking back to how 'real' the Batman movies have now become I just can't see a comedian like Murphy fitting the role at all. Hell I'd choose Jim Carrey to come back rather than have Murphy ruin the franchise with his slapstick humour and goose honking laugh. At least I've seen Carrey do some serious acting in movies like The Number 23 and The Majestic!

I think this is obviously all bull and especially Shia Labeouf as Robin? No frickin way! It's just old news someone made up and it's simply dissipated over the last two months...

Just in case you think I'm telling porkies here's the link to the Sun's news story.

If you don't want to travel there here's the story in full:

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 The Dark Knight.

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".

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