I would have posted this far sooner but I just now stopped laughing. The UK rag known as “The Sun” is such a source of reliable media and they bring us the newest tip: Eddie Murphy will play the Riddler in the Dark Knight sequel!
The Sun calls it an exclusive because they made it up!
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.
Execs have also signed up rising Transformers star SHIA LABEOUF, 22, to play Robin.
As if the news of Eddie Murphy wasn’t utterly ridiculous, but since Nolan already said that any Batman film he would be involved with wouldn’t include Robin. He also admitted that according to the timeline this franchise is set in, Robin would be an infant, so why would he cast a 22 year old?
This is just some wanker fantasy throwing out names pegged off on a dart board. Eddie can do fun silly Riddler, but I have yet to see him even a shred of serious in a role for decades. Besides, Nolan is likely to pick from the talent pool. People expect some obscure name, but I don’t think that’s his pattern. But he does choose substance over flash, and all Eddie has for flash is stories about his glory days.
So now that we had a good laugh we can forget about Eddie Murphy as Riddler and wait to see if Nolan is even going to use Riddler in the next film.