Riddle me this, riddle me that, who’s afraid of the big, black bat? Apparently not these three Hollywood hotties who are rumored to have thrown their names in the ring for the battle to become the next Riddler. A “dream role” with Christopher Nolan returning to direct the third installment of the new Batman series–the highly anticipated counterpart to the The Dark Knight where the late Heath Ledger portrayed the Joker and received a posthumous Academy Award.
The director may be tapping into the success of his current box office hit Inception when he picks the actor to star as the films villain. Hmm who could these three actors be…? Find out after the jump!
Rumor has it that Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt who worked with Nolan in Inception are itching to star as the Riddler in the untitled Batman 3 project!!
An inside source claims the director is looking to hire one of these actors in order to bring more publicity to the next Batman film– since the actors have received such praise for their performances in the sci-fi thriller Inception. Apparently Gordon-Levitt has been on the “Riddler contender list” for a while, where DiCaprio and Hardy have recently joined the race.
All three actors are scheduled to appear in upcoming projects, but are all interested in reading the script that is being written by Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer, with an expected release date of July 20, 2012 (promises Warner Bros).
Hardy will be starring in the lead role in Mad Max: Fury Road, in addition to co-starring with Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine in This Means War. Gordon-Levitt who broke back onto the scene after starring in 500 Days of Summer, will play the title character along side Natalie Portman in Hesher, expected to be released in January.
DiCaprio’s schedule looked pretty packed, with two projects in the works, but the load may get a bit lighter for the actor. He is set to produce Catherine Hardwicke-directed thriller Red Riding Hood, but was contemplating taking a role in an untitled Viking project produced by Mel Gibson. Let’s be honest, Mel may be tied up for a while…
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