Dark Knight gains Edward Nygma
The Dark Knight is without a doubt the most anticipated Hollywood film for me next year. After Batman Begins, the big hype and anticipation around it was who would now play The Joker? Then came the news that Heath Ledger was selected. I began having small doubts, until we started seeing pictures and all doubts were dissolved.
Then came the further addition of Harvey Dent (who would eventually become Two-Face), I thought, his roots as a character do have links with the Joker so this seems quite sensible. *nod*
Now from Film-ick through Movie Hole we hear rumours of Edward Nygma (eventually The Riddler) is being added to the villain list and to be played by Anthony Michael Hall. Filmstalker has already brought you the news that Hall had joined the cast, but he was tight-lipped about who he was playing. Maybe the cat is out of the bag now.
They could be right, I really don't know, but it seems a little silly adding another villain to the mix? After all, we're going to have not only The Joker in the new film but also Two-Face (kinda). The last thing Chris Nolan wants it to have, er, a "Spider-Man 3" on his hands.
Then again... according to the site Hall's character will only be known as Mr. Edward Nygma in the film – and we won't necessarily see him as 'The Riddler'
I've given up on having doubts and decided we should just have some faith in Christopher Nolan. After all, he hasn't let us down yet. What do you think?
Written by Ramchandra, edited by Louise