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Depp as Riddler, Hoffman as Penguin

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Diabeetus, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Oh boy...

    http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/09/08/whaaaa-michael-caine-confirms-johnny-depp-up-for-the-riddler-philip-seymour-hoffman-for-the-penguin-in-batman-3/
     
  2. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    I'm more annoyed with how blithely Michael Caine revealed that information than I am about the information itself.
     
  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I fear those two will need too much screen time and marginalize Bale. I think it's a bad idea to have two such huge names as villains.
     
  4. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Do you think Ledger marginalized Bale?
     
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Hoffman can be subtle, but I fear Depp will be a disappointing -- not for lack of effort, but because the role will draw inevitable comparisons to Captain Jack.
     
  6. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Ledger's performance was huge, but the actor's mere presence in that case didn't carry the kind of baggage that having a star like Depp would. It would be kind of like using Nicholson in the old Batman, actually.
     
  7. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    I think you're right about that (the Depp comparisons, anyways).
     
  8. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Yeah, you're probably right about that--Ledger wasn't at Depp's level previously to his performance. That being said, despite his larger than life performance, I didn't think Bale was necessarily marginalized--overshadowed yes, but marginalized, no.
     
  9. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    i think bale marginalized himself. not sure he's right for batman. to answer the question, ledger marginalized everyone. he was that good.
     
  11. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Hoffman provided a great answer, by the way, to something he could have quickly dismissed. I think he is one of the best actors working today and now like him even more.

    Also, Depp and Hoffman in the same film would exceed the capacity for villains. Give me Depp and that would be enough.
     
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Phil Hoffman is the second/third? coming of Gene Hackman/Robert Duval in my mind. The guy can do anything.
     
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