MAJOR Batman 3 Announcements Made: The Title! The Villain! And a Robin Actor Revealed!

A British rag, known more for its page 3 pics of topless babes than for hard news, is announcing some major exclusive scoops today. Among them are the chosen title for Batman 3 and the actors who will play The Riddler and Robin! How did this get by us?

I know... I know... This is total [email protected]#%*! I don't know how this paper stays in business as a news source. But how could we not report this? It's just too funny. Check out the pic of Eddie.

UPDATED: 12/18/2008 - As prophesied, no sooner did this story go up, when it was immediately debunked by CinemaBlend sources. But really, did ANYONE actually believe this rubbish?

This from The Sun...

Eddie is Riddler in new Batman
By GORDON SMART and JESS ROGERS

Published: 18 Dec 2008

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

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.”


Start sending the hateful emails now. (Not to us, but to The Sun!)

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Director Chris Nolan Defends Tom Hardy's Extraordinary Bane Performance
Related:

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Director Chris Nolan Defends Tom Hardy's "Extraordinary" Bane Performance

TENET Director Christopher Nolan Says Other Filmmakers Called Him To Complain About His Inaudible Dialogue
Recommended For You:

TENET Director Christopher Nolan Says Other Filmmakers Called Him To Complain About His Inaudible Dialogue

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Related
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Director Chris Nolan Defends Tom Hardy's Extraordinary Bane Performance
Tenet director Christopher Nolan has come to the defence of Tom Hardy's divisive Bane performance in The Dark Knight Rises, praising the actor's work as the Batman villain. Read on for further details...
TENET Director Christopher Nolan Says Other Filmmakers Called Him To Complain About His Inaudible Dialogue
Audiences have had issues with the sound in Christopher Nolan's movies for years, but the Tenet director has now revealed that other filmmakers actually called him to complain about the inaudible dialogue.
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Star Anne Hathaway Reveals Why Christopher Nolan Doesn't Allow Chairs On Set
Anne Hathaway played Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, and the actress has now revealed that director Christopher Nolan doesn't allow chairs on his film sets. Why? Find out more right here...
BATMAN: Bane Masks End Up Selling Out Across The United States In Response To COVID-19 Pandemic
It's been recommended that people wear face coverings while in public to protect themselves and others from COVID-19, and that's unexpectedly led to Bane masks selling out across the United States...
TDKR Star Anne Hathaway Recalls Reading For Catwoman While Thinking She Was Up For Harley Quinn
Anne Hathaway has previously mentioned that she believed she was auditioning for a different role when she read for Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, & she's now revealed that it was indeed Harley Quinn.

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com