Uhh…did Michael Caine just confirm Depp and Hoffman for the ‘Dark Knight’ sequel?

Posted by · 12:37 pm · September 8th, 2008

I was with [a Warner Bros.] executive and I said, ‘Are we going to make [a sequel to The Dark Knight]?’ They said yeah. I said, ‘How the hell are we going to top Heath? And he says ‘I’ll tell you how you top Heath — Johnny Depp as The Riddler and Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Penguin.’ I said, ‘Shit, they’ve done it again!’ [Laughs]

(Courtesy: MTV, via /Film)




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  • 1 9-08-2008 at 12:55 pm

    Twinzin said...

    Bullshit.

  • 2 9-08-2008 at 12:55 pm

    Zac said...

    If that’s true, than they just might be able to equal The Dark Knight.

  • 3 9-08-2008 at 1:06 pm

    Joel said...

    Awesome.

  • 4 9-08-2008 at 1:17 pm

    Mr. Gittes said...

    If you’re a Warner Bros. executive, of course you would strongly advocate the casting of Johnny Depp in the next Batman installment. Of course. You’re talking about covering all demographics with Depp in the next one. In a pure dollars sense, Depp is an absolute must.

    But no Joker?

  • 5 9-08-2008 at 1:21 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Wait, does this mean we’re NOT getting Cher as Catwoman? I’m devastated.

    I have a feeling the quoted executive might have been speaking hypothetically, though.

  • 6 9-08-2008 at 2:01 pm

    BobMcBob said...

    Christopher Nolan is still on vacation, and hasn’t been even confirmed for the third film. Since he has all the power, all the press regarding the third film should be treated as a rumor until he has signed on.

    Thus:

    STOP POSTING BATMAN RUMORS!

  • 7 9-08-2008 at 2:04 pm

    ky said...

    This is bull, Nolan hasn’t even commited to a third film.

  • 8 9-08-2008 at 2:13 pm

    Ben said...

    This may not be true, but even though Nolan has not yet signed on, Warners has probably already begun planning a third film (and there will be another one even if Nolan doesn’t return). Bale, Caine, Oldman, and Freeman are all signed on for one more, and with Dark Knight’s box office I bet Warners can attract top talent to the project even with a new director.

  • 9 9-08-2008 at 2:22 pm

    Gareth said...

    Just because Nolan hasn’t signed on publicly yet, doesn’t mean he isn’t doing it or that he isn’t already involved in levels of production. Remember how Nolan didn’t sign on officially for “The Dark Knight” until August of 06? Well, the first draft of the script for the film was already completed before the end of 05. Just sayin…

  • 10 9-08-2008 at 2:30 pm

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    Well that is sure a coincidence. Perhaps Mr. Caine reads movie blogs too. BS to me.

  • 11 9-08-2008 at 2:36 pm

    Joshua said...

    I think it’s bull. Until Nolan comes back from vacation and confirms something…I will treat the news as a rumor. If there is a sequel in the works –I hope Nolan is on board. Remember when he almost didn’t want to do another Batman movie…so lets wait for Nolan to come back.

  • 12 9-08-2008 at 2:36 pm

    Ryan Adams said...

    Michael Caine says he’s playing Dr. Watson, too.

  • 13 9-08-2008 at 2:42 pm

    Brian Kinsley said...

    That’s what WB waaaaaants to have happen…

  • 14 9-08-2008 at 7:14 pm

    tony rock said...

    This is either something the studio heads actually have in mind, or they just saw the internet rumors and went “hey that’s a good idea!” Either way this doesn’t mean anything. If Nolan comes back he’ll have all the power and most likely he wont go for something as obvious as Johnny Depp as the Riddler. And Penguin? Nolan said he doesn’t like the character.

  • 15 1-28-2010 at 10:32 am

    Windy Mariah said...

    What? I’ve heard the rumors of Hoffman being Penguin, but Depp as Riddler? And Penguin and Riddler being in the same movie? How are they gonna pull that off? I think it’s just a rumor. I’ll be very surprised if it turns out to be true. (Hoffman as The Penguin… Mmmmmmm…)