The Batman Sequel According to Caine

nolan-batman-3-1“There is nobody, there’s no script, there’s nothing,” Michael Caine told MTV News as he was promoting his new film “Harry Brown” at the Toronto International Film Festival. Also, if you close your eyes, there is no universe. Apparently unaware that negative confirmations don’t make for interesting news, he went on to say that: “It can’t possibly be made before 2011 because ‘Inception’ is such a big picture.”

It’s amazing that Nolan can dictate such terms at all. Warner Bros. execs must be queasy at the mere notion that they have to wait four or five years for a sequel to a billion dollar film without any inertia in between to sustain it. But people like Nolan work best when they’re off to their next creative endeavor and not necessarily to one that they’re obligated to perform. I also have to imagine that Heath Ledger’s death set him back: it was a mistake to kill the Joker in Burton’s “Batman”, and now they’re stuck in virtually the same position without an obvious villain to supplement the film. At this point all of the villains are either too campy or too obscure.

Michael Caine also told MTV that no one will confide in him any news about the film after last year’s Depp/Hoffman story, but he was quick to shoot down rumors once more. “Johnny Depp is great in anything, but there is no Johnny Depp in this Batman,” he smiled. “They tell me in no uncertain terms.”

Depp is a talented actor, but he’s also made a career out of playing quirky characters, and Nolan has proven that he’s better off with unconventional casting. Sean Penn recast as the Joker? (I don’t want to start any rumors, so I’ll stop now)



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  • http://www.timdiemart.com/ tripur

    sucks to hear but it’s also nice that he’s not being rushed or rushing himself to make it. Go ahead and take your time Nolan.

    I still think they should bring in Talia and Bane together.

  • http://www.timdiemart.com tripur

    sucks to hear but it’s also nice that he’s not being rushed or rushing himself to make it. Go ahead and take your time Nolan.

    I still think they should bring in Talia and Bane together.

  • jimmy

    that sucks!!!!!
    johnny depp should be riddler!!!!!!!! johnny depp as riddler ftw!!!!!!!!
    i refuse to see the movie unless he’s in it as riddler!!!!!!!

    • Michael

      We both know you’ll see it regardless if Johnny Depp is the Riddler.

  • jimmy

    that sucks!!!!!
    johnny depp should be riddler!!!!!!!! johnny depp as riddler ftw!!!!!!!!
    i refuse to see the movie unless he’s in it as riddler!!!!!!!

    • Michael

      We both know you’ll see it regardless if Johnny Depp is the Riddler.

  • Brad

    If it’s true that Nolan had a story in mind about the next film surrounding the Joker’s trial I think he should stick with it and re-cast the Joker.
    It might sound crazy but I’d go with Michael Keaton. We know he can play crazy

  • Brad

    If it’s true that Nolan had a story in mind about the next film surrounding the Joker’s trial I think he should stick with it and re-cast the Joker.
    It might sound crazy but I’d go with Michael Keaton. We know he can play crazy

  • Bob

    The Riddler can be made to be much less campy under Nolan. Johnny Depp could be a Riddler, but he is not the only option. I’m sure Nolan could ‘think out of the Box’ on this one and possibly find an actor that will surprise many. Remember, when the news came out about Ledger being the Joker there were tons of skeptics that where silenced once the film film was released.

  • Bob

    The Riddler can be made to be much less campy under Nolan. Johnny Depp could be a Riddler, but he is not the only option. I’m sure Nolan could ‘think out of the Box’ on this one and possibly find an actor that will surprise many. Remember, when the news came out about Ledger being the Joker there were tons of skeptics that where silenced once the film film was released.

  • Gauldez

    Sean William Scott as the Riddler!!! He has to do something to prove he is more than 20 different characters who could all be Stiffler….

    • Curtis

      Wow man, that has to be the most ridiculous proposal for a riddler that I have heard yet. I would honestly like to see Jim Carrey do the Riddler again with Nolan’s guidance because quite honestly, he fits. There really isn’t a role that Jim Carrey cannot play, he just simply has stuck to comedy for the majority of his career. But I think he would do a great job considering he already has the experience in that role and is flexible enough for Nolan to mold him to proper form.

  • Gauldez

    Sean William Scott as the Riddler!!! He has to do something to prove he is more than 20 different characters who could all be Stiffler….

    • Curtis

      Wow man, that has to be the most ridiculous proposal for a riddler that I have heard yet. I would honestly like to see Jim Carrey do the Riddler again with Nolan’s guidance because quite honestly, he fits. There really isn’t a role that Jim Carrey cannot play, he just simply has stuck to comedy for the majority of his career. But I think he would do a great job considering he already has the experience in that role and is flexible enough for Nolan to mold him to proper form.