They’ve Got To Be Joker-ing

December 19, 2008 by  
Filed under News

Depending on who you spoke to, ‘The Dark Knight’ was either a cape-em-up, a crime film, a thriller or a complex indictment of the post-capitalist duality inherent in us all.

Well, if reports from The Sun are anything to go by, Nolan is going for the rather adventurous choice of making the third in the reinvented series a comedy AND a horror.

How else would you explain the laughable yet terrifying story that Nolan has cast Eddie Murphy as the Riddler and Shia Labouef as Robin?

The always reliable ‘executive sources’ told the paper that the new movie is being produced under the title of ‘Gotham’ and is set for a 2010 release.

The scary thing is, no matter how many times we check the our computer’s calendar, it keeps saying December and not 1 April.

There is hope though. Earlier this year, there were the eponymous rumours swirling that Cher would be cast as Catwoman, and those were quickly pooh-poohed by Nolan (whether Nolan used the term ‘pooh-poohed’ is also under considerable debate).

Whatever happens, and no matter how itchy our feet are currently feeling, we’re more than happy to leave everything in Nolan’s capable hands. Remember, when Ledger was first cast as the Joker, Batgeeks were up in arms.

And look how well that turned out.

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