The UK’s The Sun is reporting that Eddie Murphy will be playing the Riddler in the next Batman movie. Sure, UK’s The Sun. Pink Is the New Blog points out that this startling casting decision isn’t being reported anywhere else, but he felt it was worth reposting just in case it turned out to be true. Um, no, Pink Is the New Blog, it’s worth reposting because it’s hilarious. Eddie Murphy’s Riddler isn’t the only scoop The Sun scooped, they’ve got even more great casting news:
Execs have also signed up rising Transformers star SHIA LABEOUF, 22, to play Robin.
Meanwhile, Brit RACHEL WEISZ is said to be up for the Catwoman role.
Hahaha. This is fun! I didn’t know you could just make stuff up and then you got to own your own newspaper. Great!
The full cast of Christopher Nolan’s currently untitled Batman project after the jump.
UNTITLED BATMAN PROJECT
Written by: Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Batman – Christian Bale
Alfred – Michael Caine
The Riddler – Eddie Murphy
Robin – Shia LaBeouf
Catwoman – Rachel Weisz
Mr. Freeze – Owen WIlson
The Penguin –
Morgan FreemanDon Cheadle
Poison Ivy – Molly Shannon
Lex Luthor – Tom Colicchio
Juno – Elle Fanning
Siiiiick. I think you can buy tickets for opening night on Fandago already. You just have to do a search for “I Like Batman!” That’s what the lead article on the frontpage of The Gabe Times says, at least.