Take this rumor with a grain of salt much bigger than the box office haul of any Eddie Murphy movie over the last decade.
Great Britain's The Sun claims the comedian has agreed to play The Riddler in the next Batman film, which is scheduled for a 2010 release under the tentative name Gotham.
The newspaper also says Rachel Weisz will play Catwoman, while Shia LaBeouf will portray Robin to Christian Bale's Batman in the sequel to The Dark Knight.
There are two reasons why these rumors are more bogus than the Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag's wedding:
- Murphy has not starred in a hit movie since 2000's Nutty Professor II: The Klumps;
- The character of Robin is universally ridiculed; 1997's Batman & Robin, with Chris O'Donnell as the iconic sidekick, is considered the worst film in the franchise. By far.
Do you think Eddie Murphy would make a good Riddler?