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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.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Teases Tokyo

Maggie Gyllenhaal dons a daring orange see-through dress by Jean Paul Gaultier at the Japanese premiere of The Dark Knight held at Tokyo International Forum on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.

The Dark Knight has been dominating the international box office with $65.6 million at 7,143 theaters in 43 markets, pushing its foreign cumulative take to $126.3 million. It’s international gross total stands right now at $126.3 million, and worldwide at over $440 million.

The Batman sequel will open on August 9th in Japan. France, Germany, South Korea, and Spain will also have their release dates in August.

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Christian Bale Tackles Tokyo

Christian Bale and his wife Sibi Blazic walk the red carpet of The Dark Knight Japan Premiere at Tokyo International Forum on on Monday in Tokyo, Japan.

The Dark Knight took in $75.6 million this weekend, according to studio estimates, giving it over $314 million in 10 days, easily making it the fastest film to earn $300 million. The previous record was held by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, which did it in 16 days.

The Batman sequel set to become the second highest-grossing film of all time, on track to surpass Star Wars‘ $461 million. Titanic remains the all-time grossing movie with $601 million.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal is a Barcelona Babe

Maggie Gyllenhaal (in Zac Posen) dons another neck-plunging gown to the premiere of the new Batman flick, The Dark Knight, at Coliseum Cinema on Wednesday in Barcelona, Spain.

The 30-year-old actress initially refused the part of Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight because she had no interest in playing a woman in peril. Maggie told A.V. Club, “The truth is, what I didn’t want to be was just the sort of empty lady who gets thrown around by different guys and doesn’t have anything to do but look scared. I just wanted her to be a real person.

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The Dark Knight Breaks Box Ofice Records

The latest Batman flick, The Dark Knight, grossed an estimated $18.5 million so far, the most ever for midnight shows. The previous record was held by Star Wars, Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith, which grossed $16.9 million.

The highest single day opening record is currently held by Spider-man 3 which made $59.8 million. The Dark Knight made an estimated around $64 million in its first day.

Some box office experts are saying the Christopher Nolan-directed flick may reach $170 million this weekend. HOLY!

Check out the NYTimes review of The Dark Knight. And if you should be so lucky, see it in IMAX!

Blake Lively is The Dark Knight

On-and-off-screen Gossip Girl couple Blake Lively (in Vena Cava) and Penn Badgley arrive at the world premiere of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight, at AMC Loews Lincoln Square – IMAX on Monday in New York City.

So far, The Dark Knight has garnered an impressive 88% on RottenTomatoes.

You can also watch exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with the cast and filmmakers, and The Dark Knight trailers, all in HD. This exclusive content is available on Comcast On Demand, www.comcast.net/thedarkknightmovie.

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Christian Bale's Big Night

Christian Bale is flanked by Lauren Conrad (The Hills) and Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) at the premiere of The Dark Knight at AMC Loews Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday.

Emilie Hirsch and Maggie Gyllenhaal was also on hand for the festivities. (pictured inside)

75-year-old legend and co-star Michael Caine recently commented about his thoughts on who the best Batman actor of all-time, saying, “I think Christian is the best actor ever to play Batman. He’s also very lucky. He’s got the best writer and director ever for Batman, Christopher Nolan. That’s why I agreed to do it. I’d seen Memento and Insomnia so was a big fan of Christopher. Then I read Batman Begins and thought the script was brilliant.

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