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Depp to be next Batman villain?

July 31, 2008 18:49 IST

Actor Johnny Depp is being tipped to be the next Batman villain, taking on the role of The Riddler.

Movie bosses are convinced that they will be able to get Depp to take on the role, especially after The Dark Knight broke all records at the box office shortly after its release.

Now, the National Enquirer reveals that bosses want Depp in the next instalment, as well as Philip Seymour Hoffman who they think will be perfect for the role of another of the Caped Crusader's arch-foes, the Penguin, reports Contactmusic.

'(Producers) are convinced that the role of the Riddler is perfect for Depp. Johnny's a pro. He'll be able to take direction from director Chris Nolan and still make the character his own,' a source told the tabloid.

'And what better Penguin is there than Philip Seymour Hoffman,' the source added.

The Riddler was played on the small screen by Frank Gorshin in the 1960s, and by Jim Carrey in 1995 movie Batman Forever.

Penguin was played on the small screen by Burgess Meredith and on the big screen by Danny DeVito.

Text: ANI