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Rumors For Your Thought: Will We See The Riddler & Arkham Asylum In ‘The Dark Knight’ Sequel?
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The Riddler

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, now that it has been confirmed that The Dark Knight scribes Jonathan Nolan and David Goyer are working on a script that will eventually turn into Batman 3, the rumors will begin flowing like the booze of a father mercilessly dragged to a Jonas Brothers concert by his daughters.

While rumors are usually B.S. created simply in hopes of stealing attention and hits to ones website location, sometime they come from an actual source, and these are the rumors that come with just a little chance of actually being true as night time blackness. In the case of this particular rumor, everything sounds like it would make sense and nothing is absurd and over-the-top. This information is actually a couple of weeks old, as well, but since its first running, some positive updates have come around and supported the claims, leading myself to think there could actually be some truth going on here.

Click on over to find out what might be going on when Batman 3 reaches our eyes.

Instead of one rumor, it’s a grab bag of goodies related to director Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight follow-up, and most would be incredibly good news if true. The scoops come from ComicBookMovie and their inside source at Warner Brothers — an inside source who they can’t share details about so as not to reveal their identity, if you will.

OK — the first and most likely rumor-come-true of this bunch is that we will see The Riddler as a villain, and that he will identify who Batman really is. The source of these tid-bits supposedly helped plot the storyline out before handing it off to the big boys for script treatment, and that is how all of this is known, including what characters and (more importantly) villains we’ll see.

The Riddler has been a top superstar of rumors since the day The Dark Knight hit theaters and these rumors have begun. And since Nolan destroyed the perfect set-up of Two-Face as a villain, the best possible option is Riddler. Who will play him? Who knows! I personally think it’s a no-brainer Paul Bettany casting, but others would work fine, I’m sure.

Another very cool guest to this party, is that Arkham Asylum would play a big role in the movie. Considering how popular Batman: Arkham Asylum was, it would make plenty of sense to create a huge live-action reproduction of it. Along with this (and suspiciously like the game) many villains would make cameo appearances, but it’s not clear if they would be inmates or just passing by on the streets of Gotham City. Names dropped here include The Penguin, and Mr. Freeze, but only when he was still Dr. Fries.

Next up comes the dreamy or dreaded crossover idea. Marvel is making some huge movies with some juggernaut characters and ALL of them are going to show up in one movie together. So why shouldn’t DC Comics try something like this? IF this rumor plays out with any truth, it is said that Commissioner Gordon would make mention of Metropolis and maybe even a one Lex Luthor. A few days ago, this was a laughable thing for anyone to say, but now that we know Christopher Nolan is acting as a Godfather to the Superman franchise, everything seems to actually make sense, and it’s weirding me out, folks.

Lastly, this rumor claims that both Barbara “Batgirl” Gordon and Dick “Robin” Grayson could be in the movie, though it doesn’t sound like they would be costumed or fighting alongside Batman at all.

I still get sick just thinking about the day all of this is confirmed to be completely and totally false information, BUT, because of how much fun a lot of it would be, I have shared it with you and hope that it is somewhat valid stuff.

What do you guys think? Good stuff? All crap?

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