Johnny Depp Was Almost Batman In Batman Forever

Johnny Depp talks about how he almost played Batman in Batman Forever and that he is open to being The Riddler in "Batman 3."

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By cookiepussproduction - 12/10/2009

Johnny Depp was just interviewed by Robert Genola, he was asked about playing The Riddler in Batman 3, where he mentions he could have played Batman. Read the questions below.

Q: Are rumors true that you are playing The Riddler in the third Batman movie?
Johnny Depp: No, that was just one of those things that is speculated on the internet and what not. But I was fortunately considered to play Batman in "Batman Forever".
Q: Were you not interested?
Johnny Depp: Not at all, I was very interested. What happened was Tim (Burton) was producing it and he was trying to talk Joel Schumacher (the Director) and the movie bosses to give me a shot at the role but it just never really worked out.
Q: What if you were offered to play The Riddler in Batman 3?
Johnny Depp: I would not be quick to say no, yeah. I would certainly not turn it down right away, but I'm not sure I could do it justice. Especially after how well Heath did as The Joker, I think my playing Riddler would be a step back for the films. But hey, never say never.


cookiepussproduction: Personally speaking, Johnny as Batman would be pretty sick. But I think his playing the Riddler in the Nolan movies would be a bad move for him to make. But if Depp had the opportunity to play Riddler in the original films, that could have been pretty good.
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loganoneil - 12/10/2009, 5:10 PM
DAVID TENNANT as the Riddler!!!!

- 'nuff said!
answer - 12/10/2009, 6:54 PM
There's the Doctor fan in you Logan! I agree though!
Verdugo - 12/11/2009, 3:16 PM
He could make a good Riddler, but he would be even better as Black Mask.
StrangeCosmic - 12/11/2009, 4:03 PM
I also concur. Tennant would be an awesome Riddler.
Legendaryssj - 12/12/2009, 5:28 AM
Tennant or Deep would be an awesome riddler if nolan makes the film i wouldnt matter who plays him it will be awesome
Bud - 12/15/2009, 5:43 AM
Leave the Joker incarcerated! He had his time in the spotlight and no one can do it justice the way Heath Ledger did! And to everyone who keeps requesting 2-Face's return: HE'S DEAD YOU IDIOTS! A new movie means new villains. The previous two films had two villains each- (BB: Ra's Al Ghul and Scarecrow, TDK: Joker and 2-Face) so the next one needs two new villains. I prefer the Penguin and Deadshot! Not the Riddler! Mr E Nigma would be too comic bookish for Nolan's realistic direction!
Bud - 12/15/2009, 5:44 AM
I like Verdugo's comment about Black Mask!
breakUbatman - 12/16/2009, 1:39 PM
What I've noticed about the Joker role is that many people think it cant be done justice like before, from Jack Nicholson to Mark Hammil to Heath Ledger. I think the Joker is just one of those characters that steals the show regardless, he's like Dracula. It is too soon but I wouldnt mind seeing the character return.

Bane, Joker and Two-Face are my fav bat-rogues but Nolan made me like scarecrow so whoever he chooses I have faith
OdinsBeard - 12/29/2009, 3:32 PM
Dicaprio for riddler
legder20 - 1/2/2010, 9:47 AM
hell yeah!!!!!!!!

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