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UPDATE!! Gordon Smart Of News Corp. Tabloid The Sun Prints Lies About Megan Fox As Christopher Nolan’s Catwoman!!

I am – Hercules!!
Writing in Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloid The Sun, editor Gordon Smart reports that Megan Fox has signed on to play Catwoman opposite Christian Bale and Michael Caine in Christopher Nolan’s next Batman movie. Can Gordon Smart be trusted? Wikipedia offers background on the gent:
Gordon Smart (born 1980 in Edinburgh, Scotland and raised in Kinross) is editor of The Sun's celebrity column Bizarre [1]. Smart joined Bizarre in 2004 as [Sun executive] Victoria Newton's assistant; when Newton was promoted to head of entertainment in November 2007, he became the column editor.
On the 18th of April 2009 [Gordon Smart] wrote an article featuring a source inside BBC Radio 1 reporting that [broadcast personality] Chris Moyles was due to be sacked at the end of the year. The BBC has replied saying this is completely untrue and Gordon himself has backtracked on The Sun's new radio station SunTalk[2]. On the 7th of May 2009 it was announced that the figures for the Chris Moyles show were up 400,000 to 7.7 million, further diminishing the factual nature of Gordon Smart's article. On May 12th 2009 Smart published an article once again viciously attacking Moyles due to the fact that he won the bronze at the Sony Radio Awards that week. As the Sun is a direct competitor to the BBC, many articles of this nature can be discredited, and are generally based on little or no fact.
UPDATE!! I wrote Megan Fox's publicist to ask if Megan Fox had any knowledge of having signed for a new Batman movie. The publicist's reply:
Megan is a huge fan of the Batman movies and of director Christopher Nolan but these discussions have not taken place. Thank you for checking.
Find all of The Sun’s story on the matter here.
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  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Seriously, what the fuck?

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    I see the tattoos have been 'shopped out again

    by photoboy

    What a skank. Anyway, I don't believe this for a second. Nolan will want someone good for the role.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    "Just The Pussy I Was Looking For!"

    by HB_Dad


  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    HELL NO!!!!

    by GulDucati

    It's BS.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST


    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Hasn't this already been debunked?

    by Bag_of_Hammers

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST


    by Flames gotta Eat

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Did someone from the Sun read the Nolan talkback?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg, seriously?

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    you yell 'first' with three exclamation points? was being first the best thing to happen in your life?

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Don't believe it!

    by Marko Ramius

    The only other word on Batman 3 came from Harry yesterday while interfering with flight controls, so i cannot believe at this early in the game before a script is finished, that they have cast a principle character.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    hahaha, what a load of shit.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    There's no way Nolan is casting for a film when he's shooting another.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Please Nolan, NO!!!

    by EWR3378

    She's hot and all, but please get a proper actress for Catwoman.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    This is like the third article mentioning her. God.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST


    by Flames gotta Eat

    I dont think Nolan has picked any villians yet, or come up with a story for that matter. Nothing has been set in stone for this film yet except that will be made. This is pure bullshit rumor. I dont think Nolan would ever accept Fox as Catwoman, I dont even think he wants to use Catwoman in a Batman film.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST


    by aSTRESSEDavenger

    Her looks aren't realistic enough for the Nolan-verse...

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Smells like BS to me..

    by Azby

    No way Nolan would sign this talentless idiot to play catwoman. Shed look the part though.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    MMMMMM...CuntWoman :0P

    by Stalkeye

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    No one listens to anything in the Sun

    by theGoldbergV

    especially the gossip column. You guys are aware they have pair of tits on every Page 3 right? The home of professional journalism it is not.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    even if its real

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    fuck that. she would be terrible as cat woman. lets get someone who can act. not someone who can smoke a lot of pot.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    With a typical bullshit headline that tries to get you to read it.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    GET A REAL ACTRESS! Like Academy Award Winner

    by vic twenty

    Halle Barry. Oh, wait...

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    seriously, the SUN IS SHIT!

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    Didnt they have an interview with Stpehen Dorff about a NEW BLADE TRILOGY revolving round Deacon Frost? LAME-O! Next articvle will be AN EXLCUSIVE about Will Smith joining GHOSTBUSTERS 3 and 4!!!

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    this is just an excuse to make another megan fox article

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    also, if this ever happened, i would lose all faith in christopher nolan. megan fox is a terrible actress. just terrible.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Hence the word "TABLOID"

    by My_IQ_is_135

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    In a role that will BLOW YOUR MIND!

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Don't believe shit till Nolan himself says it and does a pinky s

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Sounds bullshit. Not worth talking about.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    pinky swear - is what that was meant to say.

    by JuanSanchez

    Damn you, AICN.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    This really sucks if true

    by therobcat

    I have faith that this is bullshit since Nolan has a track record of hiring good actors for roles they fit into. Megan Fox can't deliver a line properly and isn't nearly as good as most seem to think. I don't care what she looks like, she has no place in a Nolan directed Batman movie.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    The Sun is a pile of shit

    by ishouldbeworking

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST


    by SeXX ED

    Tee. Hee.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Well, that rumor went fast.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Catherine Zeta Jones...

    by filegumbo her Entrapment days would be perfect. She might be able to pull it off now.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Poor Americans....

    by Darth_Tarantino

    duped by The Sun!! haha

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Ain't It Rumor News

    by SoylentMean

    Just give us the DVD/Blu-Ray reviews dammit!

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Rue McClanahan is liquid sex.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    If this is true, Fox must have let Nolan give it to her

    by AlienDragQueen

    anally, and let him finish in her mouth, swallowing of course.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    If Rupert Murdoch is involved with the information you know it's

    by megatom5

    Just sayin' Fox News everything Murdoch is involved in is about destroying truth for mindless sensationalism.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST


    by SeXX ED

    ... oh, you said CAT woman. My mistake.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Kate Beckinsale seems like an obvious choice, but...

    by JuanSanchez

    she's probably too obvious. Zooey Daschensloppyhoppy?

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST


    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    i think you accidentally left your 'caps lock' button on...

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    How could this be true?

    by stinkyfingerz

    Nolan hasn't officially signed on for a third one yet! Can Megan Fox please go away now?!

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Megan's publicist just emailed me:

    by Hercules

    "Megan is a huge fan of the Batman movies and of director Christopher Nolan but these discussions have not taken place. <p>Thank you for checking."

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by SeXX ED

    ... true dat, my brother.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    how about this?

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    no cat woman at all in the next bat-man movie?

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    zooey deschanel as Harley Quinn

    by wookie1972

    that's how you do the Joker without Heath.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    thanks, herc

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    we all new this was bullshit. but, thanks for the confirmation. end of discussion. fox can stick with the transformers franchise and stay away from good movies.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Thanks Herc - FALSE.

    by Mennen

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST


    by Bag_of_Hammers

    Not trying to tell you your job here or anything, but shouldn't you have checked with Fox's publicist before you ran the story?

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    she is hot though

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    who ever said 'trashy' was a bad thing?

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Do they even a have a script yet? An outline even?

    by RobertBaron

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Eddie Murphy as Riddler - remember? When will people learn The S

    by magnetic

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    WTF, AICN?

    by spaceworlder

    I don't have access to Megan Fox's publicist and *I* could have told you this was bullshit.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST


    by SeXX ED

    ... what's a lemon party?

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Eddie Murphy and Johnny Depp Are Still In IT Right?

    by A-COD

    These tabloid stories are such obvious fabrications. I laugh when the wire picks them up and pass it off as actual news. Good on you for calling out the author. Smart should be tarred and feathered.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    All you had to say was "British tabloid."

    by Karl Hungus

    Why anyone pays attention to this. the most notoriously unethical collection of "journalists" on the entire planet, remains a mystery.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    When will people learn The Sun is full of shit

    by magnetic

    damn limits

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see an Arkham Asylum story at some point.

    by therobcat

    That would be amazing. Loved the graphic novels, love the new video game... it would be very cool indeed.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST


    by la_sith


  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST


    by fiester

    Watch out or she'll stick it up yer bum!

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Murphy, Depp, Abe Vigoda, Leobuf, Gabo... all in it.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST


    by Hercules

    I did precisely that. Queried both Nolan's and Fox's publicists. Fox's was first to get back to me. Still waiting on Nolan's.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST


    by spaceworlder

    Shia LaBeouf confirmed for Riddler! Someone from the National Enquirer said it. Quick, put it on the front page!

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    she is certainly not ugly but the hot hype on her

    by slappy jones

    is wayyy overboard. her lack of acting ability detracts from her hotness big time for me.....

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    No Catwoman Please

    by ToshiroShimura

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST


    by thedarklinglord

    While I'm going to trust Nolan on casting - I wasn't a big fan of the idea of Ledger as The Joker, but ultimately decided Nolan knew what we wanted/needed for the character and if he felt Ledger was the man, that was good enough for me - but, please, for the love of God, keep that overrated skank in shit like Transformers and out of REAL movies.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Fox is overrated looks wise as is Jolie, but...

    by JuanSanchez

    Jolie was at least pretty damn hot to start, but went downhill fast.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    HOT but can't act

    by Drewrayg

    Don't let this atrocity happen. Nolan would be pulling a Raimi SM3. Remember it's about the story and the acting. Not about the hottest piece in forever and a day. And, truth be told she isn't all that. She's cute but, Transformers 2 made her look like a used tissue.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Gordon (not so) Smart is a lying asshole

    by Wormie1

    His column is inane shit. He's an idiot who either makes stuff up or he believes any stupid gossip he's told. He was the guy who claimed some months back that the next Batman movie would be called Gotham and would feature Eddie Murphy as the Riddler and Shia LaBeouf as Robin. BTW he has shit taste in films - he thought Guy Ritchie's flop RocknRolla was the best film of last year!

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Yeah, no kidding.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Kidn of odd to cast before script isn't it?

    by drewlicious

    While I'm sure Nolan has his ideas, he said he wouldn't commit to a sequel until there was a story he wanted to tell, its a pretty unlikely for anyone to consider casting prior to putting pen to paper. Plus these flavor of the month stories are pretty obvious. Whoever's in the headlines usually gets mentioned.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Let's go with a BELIEVABLE villain...

    by SeXX ED

    ... Man-Bat, Killer Croc, Clayface - any of those guys'll do.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    i just nudged Megan Fox sleeping next to me...

    by Six Demon Bag

    and she DID say she was ready for another go...oh and that the rumors were false...<P>she's a little dazed and confused right not that smart to begin with!

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Wasn't this the guy who thought Jeff Goldblum died?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Back on that one day when all the celebrities were dropping like flies?

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    some rumors require no follow-up

    by juice willis

    this was one of them.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Thank goodness

    by Super Rabbi

    Don't need this taint on the franchise.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    The Sun? Fuck off.

    by Left_Nut

    From the bottom to the top, they are absolute scum. The horrible lies they've published over the years (on issues far more serious than Cinema) are abhorrent.<P>In future I recommended that AICN never report any of their stories, regardless of whether they turn out to be true or not.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST


    by Bag_of_Hammers

    Cool beans. (Stories in motion and all that.)

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Not believable for a second

    by kafka07

    Gordon Smart is shit.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST


    by ToshiroShimura

    How do these jerk-offs call themselves journalists?

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Megan Fox's publicist just e-mailed me...

    by Cheif Brody

    She said. "STOP IT WITH THE STALKING, YOU JACK TARD"! <p> I consider this progress!

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Please go back to watching Stargate reruns. Thanks.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Cheif Brody - she's just playing hard to get.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    its hardly an article anyone would believe....

    by RockLobster800

    still, if they must go Catwoman I say go Eva Green (schwiiing!)Also, my hopes for the next film are of either Philip Seymour Hoffman as a really smarmy, sadistic yet completely cold and clinical Riddler or for them to merge the whole gangster-freak idea with Black Mask and maybe bring in The Ventriloquist as a henchman....but a Nolan style Ventriloquist. I dont know how familiar any Americans here with Derren Brown but make his something like that-a guy who knows how to manipulate the mind, and mess with peoples head making them conform to his will like puppets-sounds like something Christophr "Mindfuck" Nolan would do well, eh? Then have Levitt as a one scene no makeup Joker in Arkham still fucking with Batman, outside have Summer Glau as a really fucked up Joker-junkie Harlequinn joining up wih Black Masks's crew all while the investigation onto Dents death is going on annnd-bada bing badda boom!

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    No Catwoman please.


    Selina Kyle, fine.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Megan Fox's publicist just e-mailed me...

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    he's looking for her pants.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    No one would believe that

    by CherryValance

    No offense to Ms. Fox but Nolan has really gone with respected actory actors. She's kind of a celebrity for now. Maybe she'll be a serious actress one day, but not yet. Here's who I'll believe rumors about: Angelina Jolie, Rosario Dawson (who I'd pick), Charlize Theron, and um... I can't think of anyone else right now.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Maybe if Burton was still directing.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Emily Blunt will be Catwoman

    by BrannigansLaw

    I've said that before, and I'm saying it again... just so you all know where you heard it first. If Catwoman is to appear in Batman, she will be played by Emily Blunt.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Nolan will cast an actress.

    by Rev. Slappy

    Megan need not apply.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    why did you post this?

    by Brannagins Law

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST


    by Star Hump

    Counting Adam Wests' abortion, isn't 7 enough? Find something else to film for fuck's sake. Nah, instead, let's line up for another round of Bale doing his shitty gravelly voice while he walks around with a jet black melon husk sitting on top of his head.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Amy Winehouse will be Catwoman

    by MisterE

    They need to build in that potential drug overdose Oscar nomination, so expect Selina Kyle to look a bit more, um, thin than usual.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    I would love to see Emily Blunt or Eva Green in the role

    by magnetic

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    I'd love to see myself in Emily Blunt and Eva Green.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Offer 'The Riddler' to Robin Williams and take it away...

    by Heckles

    ...again. <br><br>I hope they don't use a mainstream villian in the next Nolan Batman. If I see some a-hole try to match Ledger or even Eckhart while playing Mr. Freeze I am going to riot.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    From Heath To Megan?

    by Onin Solstice

    Nolan likes the unexpected. What if he went the opposite direction from before. Instead of casting a great actor with a wide range. Why not go the other way?

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    3 words for The Sun

    by Majereuk

    Soft, Strong and Absorbent. All you need to know :)

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    UPDATE: AICN thinks that you're a moron!

    by AzulTool

    Did anybody really think this story was credible?

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    I suggest Monica Bellucci

    by AJD_1

    Now THAT's a catwoman!

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Rumor made it to the damn LA local news.

    by JuanSanchez


  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST


    by JaredParker3

    what a shock fox news got it wrong the worlds coming to an end. seri ously though she might be good as catwoman noone thought heath ledger could play the joker, so anything is possible

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    The Sun - only fit for wiping your ass with

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    People who read The SUN should be shot

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Marion Cotillard will be Catwoman.

    by MrFloppy

    She's already working with Nolan. He use to do that.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Is AICN going to report on every story in every magazine?

    by FlandersBum

    Sure, why not. Slow news day I guess.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Majereuk - I knew it would be right up your alley!

    by Vim Fuego

    Damn I miss Black Adder. Oh, and Gordon Smart is a twat of the highest order.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Yeah, wait, this was from The Sun...

    by Heckles

    Isn't this like biggest bullshit rag in the kingdom? Never set foot in England and I've heard The Sun is crap.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Thanks Herc, we're too stupid to figure this out ourselves

    by FlandersBum

    What would we do without you. Please do a story about how the moon is not made of green cheese next.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    The Catwoman in this one will be a bitch lesbian

    by lockesbrokenleg

    She won't even kiss Batman.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    I think Catwoman is a lock as the next vil.

    by Logan_1973

    We've seen Batman fight a mob boss, a genius, a psycho, a warrior, and a vigilante. The only thing we haven't see him fight yet is a woman. Megan or not, Catwoman is coming...

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    If she's in it, I won't see it.

    by DOGSOUP

    Megan Fox is a flash in the pan and not worthy of that iconic of a role.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Next part of the series Ras and Talia

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    That would be my guess. Tie things up. Liam Neeson has never been on a hotter streak.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Evan Rachel Wood as Selina

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    A little young, but she has the look down. If we could post pics I could back it up. Emily Blunt would be a good choice also.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST

    you guys are funny

    by georgecauldron

    How many of these fake rumors and tabloid articles continue to rile everyone up and make them worried?

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    I called it a couple of days ago

    by Bentley_Bear

    As a joke and they probably ran with it.<p>

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    You crazy fuckers

    by YackBacker

    All your casting ideas... it's like listening to talk radio. Where do you people live? I'm coming over with a midget wielding a small chainsaw. His name is Peter and he's an angry little fucker.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Nolan hires REAL actors and actresses for his Batman movies

    by VictorNewman

    ...ok, maybe not Katie Holmes

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Monica Bellucci is fat?

    by Heckles

    Compared to the food deprived, concentration camp look across Hollywood, sure. <br><br>Bellucci is beautiful. I could see her as a Bruce Wayne girlfriend, not a villian.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST


    by SuperWelling

    AND it was overrated Crap! many people agree with me!

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST


    by SuperWelling

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Let's bring Sean Young out of cryostasis...

    by kjmad25

    ...and give her a crack at it.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST


    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    unless a sex tape of her comes out that is

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    by SuperWelling

    heres the link

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    I'm playing Arkham Asylum

    by kjmad25

    it fucken kicks ass

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    The Sun

    by Bootskin

    Anyone who believes anything that they read in the Sun needs to be slapped in the first place.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    IT'S FROM A TABLOID, IDIOT!!! Why would you believe it?

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Seriously... this is "news," Hercules??? Next you be posting "UPDATES!!!" about how Bigfoot really DIDN'T plan 9/11 with Dick Cheney in the vault of Al Capone.<p>Seriously, you guys are screwing yourselves over and lessening our trust in YOUR validity wasting time on obvious crap like this. If you want people to take what you write seriously, just give us real news, instead of pathetically trying to score "brownie points" debunking what the tabloids say. >:(

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Phillip Seymor Hoffman is Catwoman!

    by AzulTool

    The rumors are true.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST


    by Gus Van Rant

    This will be confirmed by Nolan, his reps and all the fine ass whores Alan Thicke bangs.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    "The Sun" is just another peice of Murdoch

    by Mutley26

    shite I seriously wouldn't even wipe my pretty lilly white cack-hole on... That cheap nasty newsprint would leave my ring-peice looking like a fetid zombie's chutney hovel.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    I love these lame ass rumors!

    by Violator90

    Only here in AICN would something this be "news". Its fun but in no way news. But its nice to think who would be great as whatever charater. Some one said Rosario Dawson and Charlize Theron for Catwoman--IF Nolan decides of having a Catwoman. I would definitely go with Rosario Dawson. (Eartha Kit was my fave Catwoman.) IF the Riddler is the charater the I wouldn't mind seeing Crispin Glover takin on that role. I think he can follow up Heath's Joker with a creep and very wicked Riddler.(I liked him in THE WIZARD OF GORE.) The Penguen I would have some one short as I alwasy saw him as a "small guy making it in a big man's world" type of guy. But Philip Seymour Hoffman's name was thrown around a bit, I think he would be great for that role, but other than him I have no one else. Though Poison Ivy and Harley Quin would be nice as a team. But UNTIL Nolan HIMSELF said otherwise on charters, plot or anything else all these "rumors" are nothing more than just BS.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST


    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    A Murdoch/FOX "News" organ puts out a whopping fucking lie. Ya'll act surprised now.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST


    by littlebigthumper

    No. Keep her fat ass off the screen.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Hard Candy

    by quasikinda

    Something tells me Nolan's testing the waters with his Inception actors. I'm sure he's seen Hard Candy, knows Page can play scary, sadistic, and has the chops. Maybe he's toying with JG Levitt as one E. Nigma. But for Christ's sake, find a place for Michael Shannon. Dude oozes Batman villain. Then again, so did Christopher Lloyd.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST


    by erykthedead

    or "Foot'E" as he likes to be called denies planning 9/11. Please stop spreading those rumors.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Dont believe but...

    by Underdogthe3rd

    ... TERRIBLE choice. Attention whore alert.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Fuck! Fuck fuck FUCK!!!!

    by Particularly Hard Vato

    Dammit! I was excited! Cut this "she's not a real actress" crap! Your moms are not real actresses! All of you- all of your respective moms- are not actresses! You hear me! Megan fox is hot, and that makes her an actress. See what I did there? I indirectly implied your moms are not hot by saying that actresses are hot and your moms aren't. Just leave me alone! I really eNter Megan fox to be catwoman OK! I really like her and stuff! She's hot! Go away...

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Gotta love rumors...

    by JDHoggJr

    I mean even if it does eventually happen (what is the likelyhood, really?) Rumors will be around forever...I remember ones that stated that Anthony Michael Hall's character was going to be Edward Nygma (aka the Riddler) in TDK and look how that turned out...

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST


    by spookybibz

    I think I'm going to pass.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST

    God knows we need another Shane Hurlbut

    by ThePilgrim

    to dump some shit on. I thought AICN didn't do gossip? I guess I can see the need to debunk a false rumor though, but to drag the guys past fuck-ups out into the open. I don't know... Shanes still tweaking. This time it's with Cheech and Chong.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:51 p.m. CST

    The Sun isnt meant to be taken seriously.

    by Spikey

    The paper itself doesnt expect things to be taken seriously and certainly the bizarre page is accepted to be a 'fun' gossip page only. Write this down for future reference.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    In other news, Nolan said in an interview that in the next Batma

    by philosophers

    he's planning to cast Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST


    by philosophers

    Zach Braff is going to be Batzarro.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST


    by philosophers

    Corey Feldman will be making his long-awaited comeback as Calendar Man.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST

    ~~~QUESTION: Did Megan Fox take a shit before or after this pict

    by The Marquis de Side 3

    cuz she's in the bathroom is all I'm saying...

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST


    by Gus Van Rant

    By all the fine ass sluts and bitches he slays on a nightly basis.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Melanie Laurent as... well, anything

    by Ash0k

    ^^^ Sounds good to me

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Nolan's Victor Freeze

    by quasikinda

    It's still not too late to use Christopher Lloyd! The character can skew a little older. Plus, it'll complete the One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest actors-as-batman villains superfecta.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST


    by quasikinda

    Lloyd would've worked better in the Burton Batverse. So then it's an easy choice: Michael Berryman as Mr. Freeze.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Spoiler: National Enquirer comfirms Bat Boy casting!

    by Heckles

    Read all about it...

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Victor Zsasz

    by quasikinda

    They should cast the least singer of the band James. I came up with that idea myself.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Nolan doesn't need his Porsche washed by a shemale.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Which means.....No Megan Fox.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:35 p.m. CST

    And oh yeah, he/she totally shit in the tub.

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Is it just me...

    by Tindog42

    or does it seem like the real reason Herc covered this story is to have an excuse to post the towel picture one more time.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST


    by Gus Van Rant

    That motherfucker has the hairy forearms to do it!

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST


    by Loosejerk

    whadya want for nuthin' bout a biscuit?

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Javier Bardem should be signed as the Riddler...

    by NoHubris

    ... ASAP now that the casting buzz for roles has started.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST


    by Gus Van Rant

    I always thought Egghead had fine ass pussy lips.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST


    by Gus Van Rant

    He can do the black face again and have Whoopi Goldberg as the Jewish banker.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Bob the Goon

    by quasikinda

    Brian Posehn. Duh.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    kevin smith as CLAY FACE

    by Gus Van Rant

    Except he is made of shit and called 'Shit Face'. Fuck you kevin smith, you no talent hack.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Of course this was phony...


    Nolan only works with talented actors...or ones with raspy voices. This was obviously fake from the start.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    I'd rather see Megan in Jodie Foster's Beaver

    by smackfu

    But yeah, seriously Nolan, if you're actually considering something like this...

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Ted Dandon's Blackula

    by quasikinda

    Yeah, that'd work. Outside of his renown minstrel work, I think he'd also sharpened his vampire act in... what was it, Three Men and Little Lady?

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST


    by quasikinda

    Hmm. Nope, not a typo.

  • Please lets replace Bale with someone capable of more than about wooden performances.....

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    I have faith

    by seibei iguchi

    Nolan will make the right decisions regarding everything to do with the third installment of Batman. Megan Fox is not a right decision so I know this won't happen.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST

    This just in: EARTH ROUND!

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Seriously, this is a news item?

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Megan Fox is fucking hot. Period.

    by Black Jesus

    That is all.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST

    You didn't need to do so much research..

    by The Dark Shite

    It's a well known fact-if it's in The Sun, it's bullshit. Nobody takes it seriously.<p> That paper is only fit for page 3 (for those who don't know, lucky Brits get to see glorious naked boobies on page 3). Other than that, it's a shitrag.<p>

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    The Sun

    by ThePorkChopExpress

    I thought people read the Sun like a comic book. Knowing that none of it was true, but checking it each week for some kind of entertainment. If I read a news article that quotes the Sun, my bs meter explodes immediately

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Can't see Megan Fox acting against Bale

    by MattmanReturns

    Nolan's Batman films are populated with Oscar quality actors. Katie Holmes excluded of course, but even she's more convincing than Fox. The casting of Black Widow in Iron Man 2 was smart because Scarlett is both gorgeous and a real actress. Hopefully, if Selina Kyle is involved in the story, they cast someone much more formidable than Fox.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Lol, I emailed Harry similar rumors from the Sun..

    by kjmad25

    ... a year ago. The result was an article posted asking people not to email in bullshit rumors from the Sun. I don't know why this rumor is even posted on this site.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST

    I may be wrong, but I think that's the same column..

    by The Dark Shite

    that started the "Penguin & Catwoman with Jolie as catwoman" for what eventually became The Dark Knight. The writers change but it's the same bullshit always. <p> The whole paper is full of shit. The best way to tell is the frequent use of "a source" or "a close personal friend". The scary thing is, a lot of braindead people read it & believe it to the point that Murdoch actually has sawy over election results! <p> The parties fight for his support because the mouthbreathers vote for whichever side he chooses. It's all part of that Mayan prediction shit.<p>

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Thank you black Jesus

    by Particularly Hard Vato

    You were more succinct than I.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    rumors from the sun?

    by The_Ad_Wizard_Who_Came_Up_With_This_One


  • Aug. 26, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Update: The London Sillynannies to host NFL team

    by Heckles

    Tickets go on sale at Wembley stadium tomorrow. <br><br>Back to the movie... it's going to be damn near impossible to top or even equal The Dark Knight. Ledgers performance and sudden death are such huge factors, and unfortunately there are those who think that one directly affected the other.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST


    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    Just read this in the News of the World.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    Heckles..NFL sucks.

    by The Dark Shite

    It's just Rugby for Nancy boys. <p> "I can't go out & play Rugby. I might get a scratch. I need a mecha suit." Seriously, I agree. No matter how good a 3rd might be, it's gonna have a shadow over it.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Kristen Stewart should be bat girl

    by I_am_the_ultimate_product

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 10:09 p.m. CST


    by I_am_the_ultimate_product

    Damn enter button. I meant to add Zac Effron as Robin, go with that Sun, make it happen!

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    I say rachel Weiz for Catwoman

    by The Dark Shite

    Or however you spell her name. Weicz? Wiecz? Fuckin white rice? I dunno. <p> Anyway, she's got the acting chops AND looks. That's IF there even IS a Batman 3 & IF it has Catwoman in it.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Milla Jovovich

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk


  • Aug. 26, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Forget CATWOMAN!!!!

    by Underdogthe3rd

    The next movie should be THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS with old Bats and old Joker. Yeaaaah!!!!!!

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    "You filthy little minx!!! You sent out all the signals!!!"

    by Dogmatic

    Batman Returns....weird, quirky, dark....classic.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Oh fucking hell.

    by virgin_eyeballs

    Now we're reporting that the shit news is actually shit news?? <br><br>Give it a fucking rest.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 11 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I would fuck her, sure why not.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST


    by MidnightMeatTrain

    For verifying obviously false information from a shit source as not being real.<p> Seriously. WTF.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST


    by GrandpaWiggly

    This is less believable than Eddie Murphy as the Riddler, a feat I didn't think possible. Sigh.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Official release and synopsis for the sequel to "The Dark Knight

    by GrandpaWiggly

    Director Christopher Nolan (“Inception”) concludes his Batman saga with the much-anticipated follow-up to “The Dark Knight,” the second biggest film of all-time: “Shadow of the Dark Knight” <p><p> With the Joker and half the mob locked up and somewhat of a semblance of order returning to the streets of Gotham, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale, “American Psycho,” that YouTube video) tries to shed his billionaire playboy image by using the company his parents built to do good for Gotham City (Chicago, “Chicago”). <p><p> The police actively seek Batman as a suspect in several unsolved murders but with no sightings in nearly a year, dwindling public interest, and sympathetic Commissioner James Gordon (Gary Oldman, “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight”) calling the shots, the case has gone cold. Until an outspoken blowhard and ambitious mayoral candidate by the name of Oswald Cobblepot (Stephen Tobolowsky, “Memento”) incites public outrage and renewed interest, and pledges that when elected he will use a privately-funded security firm to bring Batman (Christian Bale, “Newsies,” “Terminator 4”) to swift justice. <p> But Cobblepot has his own agenda and secretly charges a perfectionist private detective (Leonardo DiCaprio, “Inception”), who goes by the pseudonym Edward Nygma, the task of uncovering Batman's true identity. Unbeknown to his client, Nygma suffers from debilitating and self-destructive obsessive-compulsive tendencies, and may very well be in the employ of another! <p><p> Bruce Wayne suspects Cobblepot of having ties to criminal organizations and dons the cowl again so that Batman can conduct his own investigation, against the better judgment of his only two confidants: his trusty butler Alfred (Michael Caine, “Inception”), who finds the recently rebuilt Wayne Manor to be quite drafty and rather lonely, and longtime family friend Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman, “Lean on Me,” a car accident in Mississippi). <p><p> Batman isn’t scaling from rooftops for long when he crosses paths—and finds solace—with a spry and seductive petty cat burglar (Marion Cotillard, “Inception,” France) who leads her own double life. <p><p> Fox, the CEO of Wayne Enterprises, is mired in a scandal of his own after his secretary (Scarlett Johansson, “The Prestige”) goes missing and fowl play is suspected. Though all evidence points to him as the primary suspect, Fox suspects he’s been setup by creepy IT guy and avid hat enthusiast Jervis Tetch (Andy Serkis, “The Prestige”). While trying to clear his name, Fox uncovers an insidious plot involving a disgraced, deformed actor (Christian Bale—in a dual role!) who has been surgically altered to look like Bruce Wayne. <p><p> Meanwhile in Arkham Asylum, the terrorist known only as the Joker (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “Inception,” replacing his “Ten Things I Hate About You” costar and late Academy Award® winner Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight,” Mary-Kate Olsen) rots in a solitary cell, confined in a straightjacket, suffering nightly physical abuse from a sadistic and oppressive male nurse (Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Man”) and a deformed former crocodile wrestler turned burly guard (Mickey Rourke, “Iron Man 2”). Striped of his white “war paint,” his head shaved, and his mouth scars stretched even further, the Joker begins to exhibit convincing remorseful tendencies that go ignored by the asylum staff, but lure the empathy of a brilliant, over-achieving psychiatry student (Ellen Page, “Inception,” “Juno”) who quickly develops a deep fascination and perverse infatuation with her subject—a seductive secret she keeps even from her best friend and roommate (Piper Perabo, “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle”), an environmental science student and environmental activist who gets involved with environmental extremists. <p><p> All of this comes together somehow, eventually culminating in a thrilling 90-minute climax that will change Bruce Wayne and Gotham City a little. <p><p> WARNER BROS. PICTURES Presents, in Association with LEGENDARY PICTURES, a SYNCOPY Production of A CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Film: SHADOW OF THE DARK KNIGHT. Christian Bale, Michael Cane, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ellen Page, Javier Bardem, Piper Perabo, Scarlett Johansson, Andy Serkis, with Mickey Rourke, and Morgan Freeman. <p><p> color/340 minutes.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Bad fanfic there. Christ.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    (Marion Cotillard, “Inception,” France)

    by MattmanReturns

    That was sheer brilliance, GrandpaWiggly

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Locke, once again humor escapes you

    by MattmanReturns

    You are seriously the most worthless talkbacker on AICN. Congrats.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST

    And don't call me Christ.

    by GrandpaWiggly

    You may call me J Crizzy.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Isn't this just another AICN's hype for 'Jennifer's Body"

    by Se7en

    Why the hell would AICN run this if they knew it to be extremely bogus. I mean Nolan thinking : Fox as Catwoman ? Really ?

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 11:46 p.m. CST

    MattmanReturns You call everyone that. You are a prick

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Go and watch Children of Men for the 100th time you fucking snob.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Luscious Fox

    by GrandpaWiggly

    Megan Fox has been cast as Luscious Fox. She's replacing Morgan Freeman.

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Locke, you're just remembering all the times

    by MattmanReturns

    I've called you that. Sorry, there's no one more worthless than you. I would never take that title from you. It's yours. You've earned it. And, um... fuck you?

  • Aug. 26, 2009, 11:57 p.m. CST

    MattmanReturns I'm glad I'm not you you miserable fuck

    by lockesbrokenleg

    You fucking hate everything. You're just a douche who think he's cool online. Yawn. Go enjoy flipping burgers for the rest of your life you asshole

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Grandpa Wiggly - That, sir, was a little slice of genius. Well

    by Force_McCockin

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Gordon Smart ...

    by Denty420

    ... has a vivid imagination. I'm a regular listener to the Chris Moyles show and Smart seems to be obsessed with writing lies about him and the show. Chris has offered multiple times to sit down with Smart and find out what the problem is, but in typical tabliod reporter fashion, Smart refuses to step up to the plate. As for the stories regarding Megan Fox, he's probably gone a bit too far this time.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    if Joseph Gordon-Levitt get the Joker Role

    by ThePilgrim

    as I think we all assume he will. Reallly it's pretty much a shoe-in, and I for one am glad that Nolan has brought him into the family so to speak. Weel if he does nab the role. He should grow a serious beard, and let his hair get real long. I think the jokers face with those scars would look seriously wrong with some heavy hair growth around it. I think the joker would be more isolated and he would let himself go, plus theres a weapon law the prevents seriously ill paitents from obtaining razors shoe laces and toothbrushes. As for the red lips. Well, you can stop a cutter from cutting. And blood could be his new war paint.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 1:02 a.m. CST


    by Ras_Al_Ghul

    If there is no script, and the director has made no commitment, any casting news has to be false! You know who needs to come back? Ra's Al Ghul. I mean- c'mon. He dies in every story, right? But you never see the body and he always shows up in new stories? Remember how he just closed his eyes all calm-like as the train crashed, but we NEVER saw the body? Eh? Eh? Ra's Al Ghul needs to come on back. Fuck Catwoman - Talia is sexier. Maybe throw Javier Bardem into the gym, beef him up, and get a true BANE into the mix as well? Maybe I'm bias on the whole Ra's thing, but Liam is a P-I-M-P. And Nolan doesn't kill his villians off, which I highly appreciate (uh, if we don't count Harvey into that mix. ahem.)

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Nicely done, GrandpaWiggly

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    I look forward to your synopses of Spider-Mans 4 through 6.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Megan Fox gotta eat!


    She really has to. That girl is way too thin.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    Next you'll be quoting the National Enquirer to inform us that Elvis has been sighted pumping gas for Bigfoot.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Ras_Al_Ghul, masterful idea

    by NoHubris

    Javier Bardem as Bane would work.<p>Heckuva brilliant brainstorm indeed.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 1:26 a.m. CST


    by Hercules

    Because if we didn't acknowledge The Sun's "story" our emailboxes would keep flooding with missives alerting us to this "news."

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    thank you, NoHubris

    by Ras_Al_Ghul

    Nolan seems to use the villains that have been major impact agents in Batman's life. Ra's carried the first film, Joker carried the second- who else but Bane for the third? Maybe Hugo Strange, but Bane was scary and big and COLD. He kicked off the entire Knightfall/Knightquest/Knightsend storyline. Bane would bring it to a head. Sure, we got Scarecrow, Zsasz and Two-Face as secondaries, but if Bane busted open Arkham, it paves the way for a river of new secondaries like Riddler, Hatter, Scarface, Zeus, etc. And Javier can be COLD. That's what's needed. Coldness, in my opinion.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST

    I find Locke to be pretty entertaining

    by martinlutherkrangjr

    and that sequel idea up there sounds like it was written by someone who is dabgerously close to becoming an award winning slash fiction writer. Tell me all about the lucius fox Bruce Wayne hot make out sesh.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Herc, why do you always mention Murdoch?

    by Sakurai

    Anytime a Newscorp media outlet is mentioned negatively, you drop his name. Its not like he is running these magazines/tv networks/movie studios/newspapers etc. Its the second largest media company in the world. It just makes you look ignorant.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Rachel Dawes is Catwoman

    by Modus

    I betcha

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    If they dont cast Fox, theyll go and cast....

    by Han Cholo

    Cate Blanchett. For some reason, the studios think she's the hottest looking actress cuz they'll miscast her in everything. Yes, I think she was miscast in LOTR as Galadriel too.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 2:56 a.m. CST

    The Sun & the evil Murdoch empire

    by HarryBlackPotter

    The Sun and The News of The World papers are truly satanic and vile pieces of right wing propaganda masquerading as innocent tabloid trash - but the agenda is so blatantly and hatefully right wing it borders on Mein Kampf. And then there's the daily dig at the BBC. Murdoch hates the fact that a 'British' institute is funded by British tax-payers. He perceives this as 'unfair' competition, which I would agree with if his SKY channels in the UK had such high quality (i.e. home grown, not imported sitcoms and endless Simpson repeats)and impacted on other services such as Radio (worldwide), and so every columnist is instructed to attack the BBC at every possible chance. It’s an absolute joke and is becoming more and more bitter, and no, I don't work for the BBC.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    The best casting for The Cat would be Ellen Page

    by wowsah156

    Ellen Page would be the best casting for Selina Kyle/The Cat.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Watch out HarryBlackPotter..

    by The Dark Shite

    If the fuckin' money obsessed Nazi twat sees your comments, he'll have you whacked, (while ordering his smoked salmon & sipping freshly squeezed mother's milk from a diamond encrusted glass).<p> Ooh! That's not a bad idea! (Not HarryBlackPotter being assasinated by a Billionaire wanker), I mean a good idea for a villain. <p> What's the name of the hitman guy in the Batman comics? Deadshot or something like that? <p> I think he'd be pretty good, at least as a side villain, seeing as the last movie ended with Batman being hunted down etc.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 3:28 a.m. CST

    The Sun is a competitor to the BBC?!? What rubbish!

    by ThunderPeel2001

    Where did that come from?!

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 3:33 a.m. CST

    I second that BSB. She's a no talent Skank

    by Stalkeye

    But I'll bless that ass.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 3:35 a.m. CST

    No Ted Kennedy Obit? What the fuck AICN.

    by Stalkeye

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 3:39 a.m. CST

    Don't take this the wrong way Stalkeye..

    by The Dark Shite

    I don't know much about Ted Kennedy, (not being American), other than that he was a politician & part of a famous family..<p> But why would you expect an obituary to a politician on a website devoted to movies etc? <p> Maybe you liked him. I'm sure he was a nice guy, but he wasn't in any movies that I'm aware of. <p> I'm sure there are plenty of newspapers & political blogs doing obits.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 3:41 a.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 4:04 a.m. CST

    Jon Bon Jovi to star in Crow Remake

    by tensticks

    It's true, I read it in 1996.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Sun is the biggest tabloid in the UK with 6 m readers a day.

    by Gabba-UK

    All this proves that that there are 6m ignorant fucktards and come the revolution it will be easy to identify those to have their throats slit, dropped in a pit and set fire to. They'll be carryng a copy of the Sun. Also to go in the pit, anyone who's appeared on the Jeremy Kyle show, those who watch the Jeremy Kyle show and think it's real, anyone wearing a Henley Project T-Shirt with baseball cap and tracksuit bottoms. Those with a Corsa fitted with a body kit and sports exhaust. Pricks that vote BNP. Pricks in the BNP. ANYONE that believes in a religion. Anyone happy to live on benefits and not willing to a fair days work for a fair days pay. People who insist The Wire is better than The West Wing. Those that watched Mamma Mia. Anyone desiring to be an MP. Drivers that don't indicate at roundabouts..... I could go on but I feel better now for that outburst and can now go back to tolerating the 60 to 70 percent of the human race that are a waste of DNA. I'm not a people person and don't see why I should apologise for that.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Elvira as Catwoman's grandma!

    by Gorgomel

    just read it in The Sun

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 4:47 a.m. CST

    The SUN is full of shit. Also, water is wet.

    by V'Shael

    The Sun having 6 million readers is a good indication of why the UK is so fucked in so many ways.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 5:04 a.m. CST


    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Another excuse for another Megan Fox pic?

    by supertoyslast

    What the hell? Is this just an attempt to drive traffic through searches for Megan Fox? Posting semi-naked pics in articles here is inappropriate for this site (unless the pic directly relates to a movie) and is patronising to your readers.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 5:30 a.m. CST

    No way Nolan casts Megan Fox

    by P2Rock

    He wouldnt cast such a .... inexperienced actress??? Mind you i wasnt a fan of Maggie G... nor Katie Holmes.... maybe shes too hot for Nolan. Im thinking he casts Natalie portman at some stage for something

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Gordon Smart is a fuckin' tool

    by Mr_George_Kaplan

    And even IF he was told this in good faith (which he wasn't) and it does turn out to be true (which it isn't) and Nolan does cast her (which he won't) Gordon Smart will still be a fuckin' tool.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 5:44 a.m. CST

    And if you are reading this Gordon..

    by Mr_George_Kaplan

    ..tell that twunt Robbie Collins who does the film reviews for the NotW to fuck right off as well.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 5:56 a.m. CST

    while most of us would love to get with Megan Fox

    by palewook

    most of us wouldn't want to sit through a movie where Megan Fox speaks more than 20 lines. she's a borderline actress at best. the more she speaks in a role, the less you like her. <P> studios know she's eye candy and not an actress. reason she speaks so little in her on screen time. <P> no way in hell would the batman franchise be risked on an actress that can't act. story is pure bull.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Gabba-UK - sad but true, the UK is shite

    by HarryBlackPotter

    Live here, pay my taxes here, but man, do I wish I was somewhere fucking sle 99% of the time. I kinda wish there was still a cold war so I could defect and sell the Russians secrets such as what really goes into a Wimpy Burger...

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Newspapers are all gossipp

    by drunkenmonkey73

    Anyone who believes whats written in a newspaper is a mug. You will find more truth in a comic book.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Carice van Houten

    by Droid

    I hereby cast my vote for Carice. <p>That is all.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Possible casting...

    by mortsleam

    The repeated calls for Emily Blunt are starting to sound reminiscent of the Bale-as-Batman stuff pre-Begins. It's the only choice that makes sense. Though both Eva Green and Marion Cotillard are good choices as well. Zooey Deschanel can only ever possibly be the perfect Lois Lane however. Tim Roth as a gun-running, crime boss Penguin. He's short, vicious, and have you ever seen his beak? C'mon.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Fuck Gordon Smart

    by TheSlapBetCommisioner

    What a fucking tool..where the fuck does he get off just printing lies?! Just absolute bullshit. How can they print crap like that with no validation?

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Why not use Harvey 2 Face

    by spike fan

    He was wasted in the DK and the ending was murkey enough that you dont know whether he is alive or dead.#####Failing that it gotta be the Riddler.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I feed off other people's conflict and anger. It makes me powerful and I will one day take over the world.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 7:31 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Megan Fox, for mistaking a bathtub for a toilet.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 7:35 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    It's not something to be proud of, Megan dear.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I'd never leave the house.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 7:38 a.m. CST

    There's no mistake BSB..

    by Mr_George_Kaplan

    ..she is playing Catwoman. And what do cats do? They shit in the bath. Its symbolic.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 7:39 a.m. CST

    And shitting B.A.G.'s cum..

    by Mr_George_Kaplan something HE should be very, very proud of.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    She would never shit in a tub. That girl is smart as a whip and sweet as pie.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    God bless him.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Yeah - smart as a whip...

    by Mr_George_Kaplan

    ..dumb broad can't even spell her own name right.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    She's still fine as fuck though, in a cute innocent way.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Cute and innocent?

    by Mr_George_Kaplan

    If thats what you're after BSB then NO MORE CUM DUMPSTERS FOR YOU!<P>Just means more for me and B.A.G. to get through hee hee....

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    The Sun

    by christophermoltosante

    this is the same rag that reported Eddie Murphy would be playing the Riddler.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    I love my country.

    by Gabba-UK

    Just a minority of fucktards that ruin it for everyone else. And now Zooey (yummy) has been mentioned I want her as catwoman!!!

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST


    by bruce_spanner

    Tell him yourself mate - he's me. I'm desperate to find out what the hell I've written that annoyed you so much.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST


    by Mr_George_Kaplan

    One word Robbie<P>Wolverine<P>And you've got some nerve posting on AICN when your opinion of talkbackers is (and I qoute) "online sunlight-dodgers"<P>In the same review you went on to describe Watchmen as 'laughable'.<P>You obviously didn't hear me the last time. Fuck. Off

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:22 a.m. CST

    see - you..

    by Mr_George_Kaplan me so rattled I mistyped 'quote' and forgot the . after Off.<P>I wouldn't want you to think I learnt the Queens by reading the NotW

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Its really getting disgusting

    by RosebudsStarfish

    The liberal slant on this site is really amazing. What's next, banning Megan Fox stories because she has the last name "Fox"? Or no more Superman re-runs because Dean Cain sounds to much like McCain? Here's a newsflash AICN, you're doing EXACTLY what the liberals accuse FOX News of doing...being biased in their reports. Now I realize Movie news isnt the real news but the same principle applies. Yes, I am a republican as was my late father. When he had his business I asked him why didnt he have a bumper sticker or something that spoke to others how he felt about the current Presidential race. He said..."Because Democrats buy my products to, why would I want to piss off half my customers?" /p Be a democrat. Revel in it. Tithe half your income to their party, support their candidates, jerk off to posters of them plastered in your room. Just dont litter every post with your liberally biased slant because...Republicans visit your site too! Its just smart business sense unless you want to change the site name to "Aint it cool but liberal news." /p Same goes for actors and musicians. Brad Pitt is a fine actor but he is so entrenched in his liberal views it almost makes it difficult to watch him on the screen. Yeah, the Sun is a rag.....who the fuck doesnt know that? It's no different than any other tabloid piece of shit out there. Yet AICN has to make sure they put in a slam about Murdoch. Will you call out the liberal owners of the next Hollywood rag to print a rumor? /p Just stick to movies and save your political commentary for the town halls and politcal blogs. You are alienating a signifigant percentage of your fanbase and they (we) will just go elsewhere for our "cool news" as some already have. Flame away TBers!

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Sorry for wall to text

    by RosebudsStarfish

    I forgot the <> around my /p's

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST


    by bruce_spanner

    You seem to have me confused with David Benioff, matey. I didn't write Wolverine. Very happy to have a proper discussion with you by email about the many ways in which I fall short as a film critic, though. Come on, get it off your chest!

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Really Bruce, er, Robbie?

    by Mr_George_Kaplan

    Because I have this page open at the moment; <P> <P>And it says your name at the top. Don't make this out to be MY mistake. Unless of course you are happy to be claiming credit for someone else's work. In which case my original answer stands.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Oh, and YOUR T4 review..

    by Mr_George_Kaplan

    ..was about as cringingly unfunny as watching your dad breakdance at a wedding.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST


    by bruce_spanner

    1. Check who David Benioff is. 2. Realise I was trying to have a little joke with you. 3. Seriously, please drop me an email. Always happy to hear readers' views, good or bad.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    And you gave Tranformers 2 FOUR STARS!!

    by Mr_George_Kaplan

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST


    by bruce_spanner

    You've clearly never seen my dad breakdance at a wedding. It's hysterical.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST


    by bruce_spanner

    Anyway I've got to go off and be a twunt so that's all you're getting from me today. Waiting for your email though babe x

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Yeah but come on...

    by Mr_George_Kaplan

    ..can you really tell me, hand on heart, that your opinion and star rating is not in THE LEAST influenced by an editorial dictat.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Good, I've got to go anyway...

    by Mr_George_Kaplan's thirstday, nearly three and I'm off to the pub to get trousered.<P>Happy twunting. Twunt.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST

    I hope Gordon Smart..

    by Mr_George_Kaplan

    ..shows up while I'm away. I'll rock back from the pub 3 sheets to the wind and have a pop at him too..

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST


    by Mr_George_Kaplan

    ..I just re-read his posts. He was talking about Wolverine the film - not the shillfst abortion of the review. Damm liquid lunch.<P>He still fucked off though so jobs a good'un...

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Gordon Dumb

    by dude_gimme_tabs

    He really is one of the most laughed at figures in UK showbiz. Loads of bands and celebs fucking hate his guts and only have anything to do with him because their PR people need the 6m Sun readers. He has got some choice nicknames from some groups of celebs as well.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    The Sun

    by CMX

    So someone actually believes the stuff posted in this magazine? Amazing!

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Even if it were true, the publicist would still deny it.

    by jawsfan

    Publicists will deny true stories too until the time the studio decides they want to release the information officially. I hope it isn't true, though. Fox is hot but we need actors for these roles, not eye candy. Remember Jessica Alba in the F4 movies? Looked good until she opened her mouth. Besides, Fox is too hot to play evil convincingly. How can you stay mad at a woman who you would crawl through dog shit to go to bed with? We need an actress who can be bat-shit crazy and scary, like the Alex Forest character in "Fatal Attraction".

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST

    How about Hilary Swank?

    by Electric Larry

    Nolan worked with her in Insomnia and I for one wouldn't mind seeing her in the catsuit.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Silent Fox

    by Ras_Al_Ghul

    Yeah, I hate it when Megan Fox talks. Don't cast her as Catwoman. She can be in the 3rd Bat movie, just without any actual script dialogue. Maybe she can be hooker #3 in the background during Selina Kyle's scenes. What's she playing in Jonah Hex? A hooker with lines? My idea is one step better, I think.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 11:33 a.m. CST

    shady denial by publicist

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    Megan is a huge fan of the movies and the director...umm what?? that's some ass kissing door leaving open shit there..."these discussions have not taken place" that's a hell of a lot longer than "no" this publicist "denial" is sketchy...since it doesn't seem like a denial...this would have been more convincing "No Megan has not been approached for the role of catwoman" instead they kiss the franchise and nolan's ass and then refer to some random discussions...the discussions this publicist was refering to could be anything...don't go to sleep on these rumors yet AICNers

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Well, she was okay as Sue Storm...

    by batmike

    How about Jessica Alba?

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    How about Eddie Murphy?

    by JeffreyKatzenkunt

    Get him to play 'Fatwoman'. That would be so original. God, I should be a movie producer!

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    The reason Fox's people didn't outright deny it...

    by Orbots Commander because they'd LOVE a sit-down with Chris Nolan about a part. They don't want to shut any doors. <p> This is BS though. Fox as Catwoman is just crap to increase online hits for this Brit rag. It is never happening, outside of Megan Fox's fevered dreams.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Is this bitch in porn yet?


    You know it's only a matter of time. She already looks like such a trashbag, typical hot white trash porn star.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    AICN will use any excuse to post a pic of her and jerk off

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Halle Berry returns as CATWOMAN!!! Riots ensue!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Iggy Pop for Catwoman

    by scriptgirl_nipples

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Geez, I certainly hope not!

    by Organs

    Sure, I know, "If you don't think she's hot, you must be gay" or some such crap. To tell the truth, she's a certain kind of hot, and not one that befits Catwoman. She's a pretty young tart and should probably stick to Michael Bay schtick and consider Brett Ratner. <br> <br> If Nolan is going to have a Catwoman, I think he should hold out for a more classically beautiful woman who can actually ACT. Let's face it--beautiful women in the film business are everywhere. If appearance alone should net her a role in a film, that film should be a porn flick.

  • Aug. 27, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Our local paper

    by GetFarkedYouKarnt

    In Perth Australia fucking printed this today AS FACT. I FUCKING HATE THE WEST AUSTRALIAN. Piece of shit rag.

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST

    She needs to get rid of those fucking ugly tattoos.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Seriously, WTF? Why do nice chicks have to ruin their fabulous bodies with sunburn...I mean, tattoos?

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 1:32 a.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 28, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    She cannot act!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Seems like looking pretty can get you good roles these days, since when did Hollywood become so superficial?

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 2:18 a.m. CST


    by The Dark Shite

    You Sir, are a fucking star! <p> NOTW Twat. You're a hack. If you weren't you wouldn't work for that shoddy excuse for a paper. Not one of you can write. Not one. Or if you can, you hold back so your "readers" can understand it. Your "House style" is retard level. Think yourself very lucky to be even employed.If one of us "sunlight dodgers", asks you a question, have the balls to answer it. <p> You had the chance to take it up with Mr_George_Kaplan. Saying "Send me an email" & being a prick with the Benioff thing when you knew what he meant? Well, that's just cowardice. Murdoch needs a BJ, so get back on your knees little man.

  • Aug. 31, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Gordan Smart is a muppet.

    by Jazzmaverickjim

    I live in the UK and The Sun is NOT TO BE TRUSTED.