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Subj: Batman 3 Newsâ€¦
Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 at 08:09:03 pm EST (Viewed 21 times)
It looks like from the website above, that Eddie Murphy could be the guy to be the next Riddler. He could pull it off â€“ he defiantly has the acting chops. He can play comedy as well as serious (Dreamgirls).
If DC decides to make Eddie play the Riddler as a black man, we could get the same type of criticism as Duncan did when he play Kingpin:
â€œHeâ€™s supposed to be a white guy.â€
To me I was not that bothered by it. I always said I would rather someone to play Kingpin that could actually act, rather than someone that looked the part but couldnâ€™t. Plus Duncan besides being Black, pretty much had the body of Fisk. It has always been said that the misconception is that Fisk is all fat, but in reality his is more like a Powerlifter. They look obese but they are largely muscle.
If they hire Eddie, they could have their cake and eat it too.
In â€˜Coming to Americaâ€™ he played that old Jewish man. I am told that back-in-the-day until the credits rolled at the end of the film, no one picked that was him! If they make Eddie into a white guy with makeup, they can get the acting ability that someone like Eddie Murphy can bring to the table, AS WELL as keeping to the comic-continuity of Riddler being a white guy.
It also indicates that Batman 3 could have Robin.
To me, if they bring in Robin and have him prance around Batman while they fight crime, it could ruin a little of the â€˜reality-based dark filmâ€™ that they have been going for. I think they could pull it off by having him be Robin, but not be Robin.
Let me explain:
â€¢Have the Graysons dying and Bruce taking in Dick at the beginning of the film
â€¢Dick is hanging around the big house dealing with parents death, not knowing Wayne being Batman (Bruce seems distant), build the relationship Dick and Alfred, Build relationship between Dick Batman etc. most of the film.
â€¢Dick discovering/Bruce revealing that his is Batman Becomes mentor + trains Dick. Takes Dick out for a â€˜test-runâ€™. Shades of DKR with Cassie.
â€¢At the end of the film after baddies are defeated we see Batman & Robin go off into the night. We do not see them officially as partners but it is heavily implied.
End of Trilogy
What do you think?