So while at the Toronto Film Fest hocking his next flick, Michael Cain had this to say about the rumors surrounding the casting for the next Dark Knight film:
“When Christopher [Nolan] said we were going to do ‘The Dark Knight’ next, I didn’t what that meant in Batman terms." “...I said, ‘What’s the story?’ and he said The Joker. I said, ‘Oh, s–t! How are you going to top Jack [Nicholson]?’ He said, ‘Well, I’ve cast Heath Ledger. And I went ‘Ha! I couldn’t top Jack, but if anyone could, maybe Heath could.’ And he did."
“I was with [a Warner Bros.] executive and I said, ‘Are we going to make another one?’ They said yeah. I said, ‘How the hell are we going to top Heath? And he says ‘I’ll tell you how you top Heath — Johnny Depp as The Riddler and Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Penguin.’ I said, ‘S–t, they’ve done it again!’”
So naturally, this highly speculative rumor is like gasoline on a fire. MTV is frothing at the mouth about it and the rumor mill has been kicked into overdrive.
Let me state this again, in case you didnt hear it the first three times:
- No script is written yet.
- No one is going to be cast for parts before the script is written.
- Michael Cain doesnt know what the hell he's talking about.
Movie Blaze has a great article speculating on what the next film might be about (or SHOULD be about) and while no information has been released, leaked, or even hinted at by anyone that would honestly know anything about it, all of this is just speculation.
BTW, that's not a real poster I included in this post. Just some very well done fan art. No need to get all freaked out or anything.