Jul 9 2007Two-Face AND Riddler in Dark Knight?

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Following earlier rumors that Anthony Michael Hall would play Edward Nygma in The Dark Knight that I took with a grain of salt, more reports are apparently coming in that he actually is in the Riddler role after all. Go figure.

Furthermore, spies near the Batman set are saying they've seen Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) in full (half?) Two-Face makeup, meaning the dramatic transformation to villain may indeed occur in this chapter.

This brings the villain list to:
- The Joker (confirmed)
- Scarecrow (nearly confirmed?)
- Edward Nygma, AKA The Riddler (rumored)
- Harvey Dent, AKA Two-Face (confirmed, but maybe not as villain yet)
- Hitler (confirmed as villain, but primarily versus Jews)
- Heart Disease (still America's greatest killer; unconfirmed in Batman, confirmed in burgers, bacon)
- Yourself (somehow you always knew it)

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I always knew I would be a villain. This is all just going according to plan.

What about Sarah Michelle Gellar as Harley Quinn? Has that rumor been definitely killed?

With all those villains, do you even NEED Batman? Or a plot?

I think I just had a nerdgasm in my pants.

Oh goody, another Batman and Robin it seems like!

Is it just me, or does THIS look a lot like Spiderman 3's fiasco of super-shit?

God damn them if they follow in the footsteps of Spider-man 3. I can't take another superhero being killed by hollywood. I just can't.

I hope the Joker gets to kiss Maggie Gyllenhal too. And then her mom . Heck, maybe even the family dog! Lets go for broke!

Man...Sarah Michelle Gellar as Harley Quinn....*spooge*.

i am already having nightmares from this movie. do any of you remember watching batman the animated series and just totally freaking out when the villains started banning together? i would always think "there's no way. not even batman could survive!" but of course, he always did.

p.s. i would refuse to see this movie if sarah michelle gellar was playing harley quinn. ugh. or if it were lindsay lohan. you know who i think would actually make sense? selma blair.

okay. long comment. sorry

Selma Blair? She is about as bubbly and fun as a gravestone. She would not do a good Harley Quinn. I think Anna Faris would do an excellent Harley Quinn. Selma Blair would do a great gravestone though.

well, it's logical to see all these villains since we are going to see arkham in close up this time, but they'll probably won't be major ... i think it's going ot focus on the Joker and have small cameos of other villains, and Harvey Dent ain't a bad guy in this one i believe.

If SMG mixed her psychotic/sociopathic tendencies from Cruel Intentions, her sarcasm from Buffy, and her slutty, airhead idiosyncracies from Scooby Doo/I Know What You Did Last Summer, she could definitely pull off Harley Quinn.


That said, Anna Faris would do an incredible job. She's incredibly underrated, and it was a crime she wasn't really mentioned when people discussed the acting of Brokeback Mountain. The women far outshined the men.

Burt Reynolds = Commissioner Gordon

Anna Faris has the ass of a major, major star. Just not in straight movies, but the tights would help that.

The amount of plot and story is inversely proportional to the number of villains. Come on, everybody knows that. Also, with every sequel, you need to increase the number of villains by at least one. But I'm not sure if this counts as #2 or #5. If it's only #2, they might be blowing their load early. If considered #5, then they need to step it up a notch and bring on Bane and Michael Moore.

Harley Quinn = Kirsten Bell

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SqEyDMPBrsc

I think a lot of these extra characters(villans), are just making appearances and not a big part of this movie. They're probably more of a ste-up for the next movie!

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All right. I don't know if someone posted this already, but Two-Face and The Joker are the only ones in the movie. Two-Face is Harvey Dent. He only has like a 20 minutes in the movies (at most). I wish they would have given him more screen time.

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I can't wait for Poison Ivy and The Riddler. How crazy would that be if they brought Jim Carrey back?

Anyway, for those of you that want to know... You DO NOT need to stay after the credits. There is not scene after. I stayed all the way to a blank screen, waste of time. But overall, a GREAT movie.

Actually, the scarecrow did appear in it also. So there are actually 3 villains in the Dark Knight

sorry. he wasn't edward nygma

Word on the rumor mill is that Johnny Depp's playing the Riddler.

It seems there won't be a Riddler, considering the response for the idea of a third in this series was less than enthusiastic. Sarah Michelle Gellar won't be Harley Quinn because with the loss of Heath Ledger it looks like they won't be using the Joker again.
Personally, as good as "The Dark Knight" was, it ran too long and a third one would just turn it into a mess like the "Spiderman" trilogy, though these last two Batman movies kicked all the Spiderman movies to the curb.

Damn it sucks he couldn't be Edward Nygma, in fact it sucks he got the role of Reporter Mike Engel!!! Oh well at least he got cast in it, let's hope he can be in the third installment as well! As for Harley Quinn, Kirsten Bell would have been nice to see; Sarah Michelle Gellar...ehh. Love you Anthony Micheal Hall!!!!!!!!

This is James Gilks (owner of SerialKillerCalendar.com) personally I would love it if they took the idea of the Riddler to a very dark extreme. His character is very close to real life serial killers like David Berkowitz (the son of sam) and the Zodiac Killer. Many serial killers (including Jack The Ripper and The Red Spider) have sent letters to the police and the Zodiac killer sent cryptograms (which where in essence a type of riddle). I think that if Hollywood is willing to take these films to the gritty dark side of real life, they should focus more on this angel and abandon the tacky jump suit wearing, cartoon aspect that Jim Carey brought to the screen. I would love to see a down right evil and twisted serial killer side to the Riddler.

I also believe that they are setting up The Mad Hatter for a future movie. If you watch carefully, Batman says that the man Dent is interrogating in The Dark Knight (the creepy smiling guy from the ambulance) is named "Jervis Tetch". This is The Mad Hatter.

Lastly, I would love to see all these films come together in to a plot that involves Arkham Asylum. There have been many amazing graphic novels that focus on this (especially "A Serious Place on Serious Earth"). This would be a perfect opportunity for the writers to place Batman against not only a huge cast of badies but also against his own troubled mind.)

Well, thats just the opinion of someone who runs a company devoted to selling serial killer merchandise so you can take it or leave it. I hope you can all stop by SerialKillerCalendar.com to pick up some morbid merch (including the new Serial Killer Magazine, Serial Killer Trading Cards and Serial Killer Action Figures. I know, its a shameless display of self promotion but really, I have to justify reading up on Batman Movies while I am supposed to be working somehow.

James Gilks
Owner of SerialKillerCalendar.com and Editor of Serial Killer Magazine.

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