In an interview with MTV’s Splashpage , Michael Caine confirmed that while recently talking to a Warner Bros. executive – Johnny Depp was going to be The Riddler and Phillip Seymour Hoffman would be the Penguin!
Caine said, “I was with [a Warner Bros.] executive and I said, ‘Are we going to make another one?’ 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, ‘S–t, they’ve done it again!’”
Rumors has swarmed the internet since July discussing who the new villains would be, but Christopher Nolan has not commented on anything during his much deserved vacation from the movie industry.
Its not surprise that WB would be gunning to get a Dark Knight sequel greenlit, but no script has been written and Nolan isn’t attached yet. But do you really think WB would let a sequel slip away? Not in a Gotham minute.