As I write this, pretty much the only things we know about Batman 3 (apart from the release date) is that the script is completed and Christopher Nolan will be back to direct. However, there have been more than enough rumors floating around to make up for the lack of solid news, and the most popular seems to be that The Riddler will be the main villain.
Well, I was contacted earlier today by an inside source who said while taking part in an internship at Warner Bros a few weeks ago: the buzz in the office was that the recent success of Inception, along with some heavy insistence from Christopher Nolan, means that one of three actors from the hit movie will play the villain and each of them are currently being considered for the role. Those actors are:
Apparently, the studio is especially keen on allowing Nolan to hire one of the actors because of the extra publicity and attention it would bring to the movie (as did Christian Bale re-teaming with Christopher Nolan in The Prestige for example) while the fact they were all praised for their performances also plays a part.
As with any rumor from an "inside source," it's best to take this with a pinch of salt for now. Although a lot of the information that was shared with me certainly has me convinced! It's already been reported that Levitt is in the running for this role, while either DiCaprio or Hardy fit it equally well in my opinion. I think that all of them are fantastic actors and I'd love to see any of them bring The Riddler to life on the big screen! What do you think of this news? Have your say in the usual place! And if you've got any inside information you'd like to share, just click on the "Contact Me" link at the top left side of this page!