Edward Norton Wants To Be Evil in ‘Batman 3′

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:25 pm,

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Batman 3 news is hard to come by these days. Very little is known about the highly-anticipated film, besides who’s directing, writing, and starring—Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer and Jonathon Nolan, and Christian Bale, respectively. In fact, the last bit of official “news” regarding the sequel to The Dark Knight was less news and more a confirmation of what—or who—we wouldn’t be seeing in the film: The Joker.

Recently, Edward Norton was discussing his much ballyhooed departure from an altogether different superhero role and property (the Incredible Hulk in Marvel’s The Avengers), when the topic switched to Batman 3 – and Norton’s interest in the franchise.

About the Hulk, Norton said:

“It was a great privilege to do it, and I couldn’t be more appreciative of everybody’s support and positivity towards that because I love those films too. And I hate it when they miss. I hate it when they miss on one – it seems like such a wasted opportunity. But the truth is I’m probably more naturally interested in doing something that I haven’t done. I have only good thoughts towards that though.”

In the interest of avoiding another rehash of the  three-month-old controversy, allow me to briefly summarize what he’s saying: Bygones, thanks for all the support, peace, love, etc.

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The more interesting tidbit, and the reason we’re all here – regarding Batman 3, Norton said:

“Chris Nolan’s making the best [comic book films] out there by far. I’d do one with him. He’s set a new bar for sure, and I think he’s done a great, great job. [Playing a villain] would be fun, I would not say no to that.”

When pushed about whether or not he’d be interested in playing the Riddler, Edward Norton indicated in the affirmative.

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Rumors regarding the Riddler’s role as the big bad in Batman 3 have been popping-up for months now. In fact, those very rumors placed Joseph Gordon-Levitt, co-star of Christopher Nolan’s most recent film, Inception, at the top of the director’s list for the role previously portrayed by funnyman Jim Carrey (and Frank Gorshin in the Batman TV series). Then again, there were also rumors that Johnny Depp or Dane Cook would play the Riddler, Philip Seymour Hoffman or Bob Hoskins would play the Penguin, and Angelina Jolie or Sienna Miller would play Catwoman. The point being, never trust a rumor, especially when it comes to Nolan’s Batman movies.

What do you think? Would you rather see the Riddler played by Edward Norton or Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Or maybe you’d rather not see the Riddler in the film at all? Personally, I’d prefer Gordon-Levitt, as he’d have a much easier time disappearing in the role than the instantly recognizable Norton. But honestly, any choice is better than Dane Cook.

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Batman 3 is set to be hit theaters in July of 2012. Mark your calendars before it’s too late, people.

Source: IGN Movies

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  1. well if Edward Norton is going to be The Riddler this is how he should be made up from Bruce Banner The Human alter ego of The Hulk and Derek Vinyard from American History X and Steve Frazelli from The The Italian Job and Baldwin IV from The Kingdom of Heaven and The Narrator from Fight Club Combined with The Riddler’s insanty and intelligence and everything else that makes The Riddler who he is which in turn would make him The Riddler, However David Tennant should be in a small Cameo as The Mad Hatter in arkham of corse and my otner choices for The Riddler are Micheal C Hall, Leo Dicapio, Gary Since, Johnny Depp,Paul Bettany and Gerald Butler. P.S I would love to see Bane and The Black Mask or Hush and Deadshot and maybe Talia Al Ghoul revealing to bruce that her father is alive but is wheelchair bound [due to the Train wreak] from the waist down and is still stared by Liam Neeson of coarse.

  2. if Edward Norton is The Riddler then his appearance as The Riddler Should be Steve Frazelli from The The Italian Job with The Attiude of Derek Vinyard from American History X and his Fight Scenes with Batman should be like Baldwin IV from The Kingdom of Heaven and The Narrator from Fight Club and he should wear The TAS Version of Trademark attire with orange Coloured Hair and have OCD and The Real Reason for obessivly saying Riddes could be for The Thrill of The Game, and maybe have an orgin at the start of Film something like being a criminologist or a Shady Private Detective who turns Crime to fund a Charity event for those who have psychology Problems only for The Mob to Plan out a mob hit on him and he flees however he gets chased by Ozzy Oswald Copplepot and his mob to a abanded Wanye Enterpises Factory Despite have been shot by Ozzy’s Mob he however steals a gun and kills The Mob and severely handicaps Oswald by shoting him in the Feet and then chooses to spare him however he says when People see You they would Call You The Penguin You may not like it but you will have an obession for Birds and Trick Umbrelas and you will walk like one but you would have an enemy in Batman after that he chucks away The Gun and Then The severely handicaped Oswald leaves then he finally Succombs to his Bullet wounds and Falls or gets Droppped accoding to story and he gets electrocuted by Two loose Electrical wires which causes his OCD Due The Electrocution to not only zapped his Brain into being far more intelligent than a nerd but however as a Side effect He Becomes The Upper Class yet Handsome but a Criminally Minded Serial Killer whose has obessions for Riddles,Puzzles and Who is The Batman and He gets nicknamed by his Serial Killings as The Riddler.

  3. Edward Norton as the Riddler, please. Norton becomes every character he plays; Gordon-Levitt is nice, but he’s rather typecast.

  4. if Edward Norton is The Riddler then combine Fr. B and his Fight Scenes with Batman should be like Baldwin IV from The Kingdom of Heaven and The Narrator from Fight Club and he should wear The TAS Version of Trademark attire with orange Coloured Hair and have OCD and The Real Reason for obessivly saying Riddes could be for The Thrill of The Game, and maybe have an orgin at the start of Film something like being a criminologist who turns to Crime to fund a Charity event for those who have psychology Problems only for The Mob to Plan out a mob hit on him and he flees however he gets chased by Ozzy Oswald Copplepot and his mob to a abanded Wanye Enterpises Factory Despite have been shot by Ozzy’s Mob he however steals a gun and kills The Mob and severely handicaps Oswald by shoting him in the Feet and then chooses to spare him however he says when People see You they would Call You The Penguin You may not like it but you will have an obession for Birds and Trick Umbrelas and you will walk like one but you would have an enemy in Batman after that he chucks away The Gun and Then The severely handicaped Oswald leaves then he finally Succombs to his Bullet wounds and Falls or gets Droppped accoding to story and he gets electrocuted by Two loose Electrical wires which causes his OCD Due The Electrocution to not only zapped his Brain into being far more intelligent than a nerd but however as a Side effect He Becomes The Upper Class yet Handsome but a Criminally Minded Serial Killer whose has obessions for Riddles,Puzzles and Who is The Batman and He gets nicknamed by his Serial Killings as The Riddler.

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