The Riddler In Dark Knight

By Josh Tyler 2007-07-17 05:44:56discussion comments
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Alright, Iím officially starting to worry about The Dark Knight. Itís beginning to look like it may be headed for the dreaded villain overload which has killed so many other superhero franchises.

We know Joker is in it, and itís been confirmed that Scarecrow is back. Thatís well enough. But Aaron Eckhart, who plays Harvey Dent in the movie recently confirmed that he wonít just be there as Gothamís D.A., Dent will transform into the dual-personality villain Two-Face in the film. Thatís three villains and weíre already headed towards dangerous Batman & Robin territory. Now hereís the news that pushes it right over the edge.

A few months ago here we told you that Anthony Michael Hall had been cast in the film, but that no one seemed to know who or what heíd be playing. A story picked up by Filmstalker from Comic Book Movie now indicates that Hall may be playing The Riddler.

Now I like The Riddler. I even liked Jim Carreyís version of The Riddler and think Batman Forever is a helluva lot better than it gets credit for. But The Dark Knight is officially getting overcrowded. Joker, Scarecrow, Two-Face, and Riddler all in one movie? And that doesnít count all the mafia kingpins and hitmen that have already been confirmed to be playing a major role in the film. The Dark Knight is turning into Batman versus his entire rogueís gallery, all in one script. I really hope either these rumors arenít true, or at least half of these bad guys are getting nothing more than cameos, otherwise Batman Beginís much anticipated sequel may be headed towards the franchise burnout suffered by previous Bat-movies early.
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