Well if the Hadron Collider doesn't end the world this week, the force of rabid fanboys' head's simultaneous exploding when they hear this news will. I'm taking this one with a grain of salt just like the chaps over at Slash Film (from which this comes from). We reported a while back about the rumors that Johnny Depp was going to play The Riddler in the next film in the Batman series and been hearing about Phillip Seymour Hoffman as The Penguin. After the fanboys cleaned themselves up when the news hit, I think we all collectively decided it was bullshit. Well now comes this little quote from Alfred himself, Sir Michael Caine, who wondered about the rumors himself:
“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]WTF!? Damn, I want to believe but it's just so far away from now that anything can happen. Plus, until Nolan comes out and says he even wants to do another one I'm gonna be skeptical. But for now I'll sit back and imagine....what do you guys think?