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Eddie Murphy is The Riddler

Eddie Murphy is The Riddler

Eddie Murphy will play Gotham villian The Riddler in the next Batman movie, reports The Sun.

The 47-year-old former Beverly Hills Cop was tapped by British director Christopher Nolan to reprise the role played by Jim Carrey in 1995’s Batman Forever.

The studio has also reportedly signed up Transformers star Shia LaBeouf, 22, to play Robin. Rachel Weisz is rumored to be taking up the Catwoman role.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Eddie Murphy as the Riddler — YAY or NAY?

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  • nunny

    he better do a good job..

  • batman

    Eh… could be better. i just hope that with the edition of robin, it won’t go back to how the batman series used to be

  • mad

    this sounds like a joke…

  • Sharissa Neeranjan

    NAY ! what the helll ?!?!?

  • ewww

    noooooooooo why?????????????

  • Jamie

    Hell naw.

  • deka

    eddie shouldnt wear spandex
    i was hoping the world would get a longer break from him post-norbit
    i’m nervous about this
    he could ruin the great resurrection of batman movies

  • caro

    Key point: The SUN reports this. Sounds like bull.

  • Anon

    Are u kidding me?! A Huge NAY! I hope this is a joke!
    Whatever happened to Johnny Depp playing The Riddler??

    And now they are adding on Robin?? As much as I love Shia and think he would make a great Robin, I wouldn’t mind not seeing Robin in this franchise.

    I thought the whole point of this Batman series was to stay away from all the tired, old comic book stuff we’ve seen done in the past.

  • Molly

    This is a joke. Nolan said he wasn’t going to have Robin in his Batman movies.

  • eda

    super bullshit! i mean is the sun.. besides they were telling jhonny had signed to be the riddler, and as catwoman angelina jolie

  • Zena

    Don’t believe any of it, seeing as Chris Nolan has yet to actually sign on to the project.

  • ri23

    Bullshit on all of it, especially the Robin crap. Nolan and Bale said they will never put Robin in the series.

  • andy

    this is a lie… just a rumor

  • nicki

    ridiculous..they can do a lot better than eddie murphy.

  • nunny

    its me again….its like batman has now created certain expectations for to go to the old ways is not the best thing..but like i said before..he better do a good job..
    and i agree..his norbit thing was not the greatest film moment ever


    And lets get an unknown to play batman for a change… Yah.. since he
    doesn’t do much in the movie.. anyway!! Forget Christian Bale why bother with someone famous when you can get an unknown to play
    the part… So when the curse of Batman comes back No one will care
    about Batman..

  • andy

    get better sources!!!


    NO I doubt Chris Nolan will go up and accept the award for Heath Ledger…


    NO I doubt Chris Nolan will go up and accept the award for Heath Ledger…

  • michael

    well if u think about it no other media is reporting it, if it was true we would have heard it more places the The Sun. and the Sun has made up MANY false stories about other movies and celebs. Mr. Nolan isnt even signed on yet for the 3rd one. so we can just throw away this report

  • Patty

    WOW. I didn’t think the smart collaborators of the new Batman movies could mess it up so bad! But just having Eddie Murphy’s name within a thousand feet of the franchise makes me have no faith and no desire whatsoever to ever see one of the movies again!


    LIES, NOT TRUE: Jared they already shot down these rumors -esp the Rachel Weisz one that someone pulled out of their asss. This was done yesterday.

  • Nikki

    That is the most ridiculous person for that!! YUCK!

  • sara

    What a bad cast, I mean Heath Ledger was excellent when he played the Joker, but come on Eddie Murphy as the riddler?, Rachel Weisz as Catwoman and Shia LaBeouf as Robin? haha these actors just don’t suit the part, but maybe I’m wrong. I just have to wait and see, what Christopher Nolan will do :)

  • bam!

    Shite. I hate Eddie Murphy as an actor.

  • LOL

    No one can replace Jim carrey in that role successfully.

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  • alex

    this is a joke …. right ???

  • kristax

    i think they use johnny depp or jim carrey again…no offence but, eddie’s voice is to weird to play sinister character.

  • bird brain

    99% sure he wont be the riddler
    i think johnny depp or jim carrey will be it, im not sure who it is

  • lena

    yuck on Weisz and Murphy

  • rebecca

    liessss. chris nolan has said that robin will never even be in any of the movies!


    Chris Nolan would be the one announcing it … And he has not!!! Neither has Warner Brothers.. Why ruin it for Heath Ledger.. The
    Heath Ledger legacy will go on.. And that one will be the last one!

  • becky

    is this for real.
    shia = robin?

  • Kel

    NO, he’s not got the star power. He doesn’t make me excited about the next Batman, if he really is going to be the Riddler. Shia is a good choice for Robin. But Eddie Murphey? Come on. o_O

  • ShiasBellaDonna

    I have no idea of whether to believe this, I love Shia, but not sure of whether he should be Robin or not.

  • OMG

    please let this be a joke. Why would those actors do that???
    I always thought Shia has made pretty smart choices in movies . . .this would be a really bad one.

  • bob

    BULLSIHT They haven’t even written a script yet for a new one. Any news thats doesn’t come out of Christopher Nolans mouth I will consider BULL.

  • Karen

    This has totally ruined my day. Boo on all three castings!

  • Here we go again

    What do I think? I think it’s a false story by an unreputable UK tab and Jared is making it sound like gospel, that’s what I think.

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  • sara

    i think eddie murphy as the riddler wont be as awkward and pyschotic as the Joker played by Heath ledger was. you cant go from an amazing actor(heath ledger) to a mediocre one to play a villian in an highly anticipated movie.

  • A

    All of the casting is rumors. Christopher Nolan hasn’t signed on yet to be the director and no story or script has been done yet. Chris nolan says he wants to do another movie before he does the next batman.

  • me

    big nay..not a fan of EM

  • Anon

    If this is true, it makes sense. Maybe they are going for a lighter, more comedic touch since The Dark Knight was so…dark.

  • Biggerman

    I believe the Weisz rumor but the Eddie Murphy one is BS.

  • Kasey

    HORRIBLE. Johnny Depp was rumored first, and I was stoked. What happened to that?

  • Rayt

    Don’t believe anything The Sun tells you. It’s all lies.

  • Natchy

    NAY… NAY¹… NAY²… NAY³…

    GOD No… please no…