While we announced that tickets for The Dark Knight Rises will go on sale next Monday, there's a whole lot more of Gotham's dark knight to share.
First off is the revelation in Empire magazine via Batman News that Warner Bros. sought Leonardo DiCaprio to play The Riddler in Nolan's final film. Granted DiCaprio is a talented actor and will star as the lead villain in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained later this year, but would anyone have bought him as The Riddler? Mind you, Nolan's Riddler would have been much darker and less comical than Joel Schmaucher's version, which featured Jim Carrey in the role.
Thinking back to 2008 as Batman fans basked in the greatness that was Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning performance, The Riddler had emerged as the Internet's #1 choice for the film's villain. Various actors were mentioned through the seemingly endless banter about TDKR's featured villain.
The article also mentions **mini-SPOILER alert** that The Joker would "not be addressed at all" in The Dark Knight Rises. Additionally, Catwoman will also never be called "Catwoman."
Switching gears, this past weekend saw that annual reason to continue banning under-18's right to vote, otherwise known as the MTV Movie Awards, on Sunday. As per usual, several films brought new footage and commercials during the broadcast, and while we'll have Bourne Legacy, Expendables 2 and all the others in our Daily Recap later today, Christopher Nolan treated everyone to some new Batman footage. Additionally, a new commercial arrived and you can check both of those out below:
Finally, now that you're sufficiently pumped, just how long will this movie be? AMC Theaters has posted a running time of 2 hours and 45 minutes, though the final cut may be slightly shorter. We're guessing somewhere in the 2-1/2 hour range as Nolan makes his final tweaks.
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