FOLLOWING my lukewarm review of The Dark Night, a friend has urged me to blog on his inspired suggestion for the next film in the Batman series.
With rumours flying that Philip Seymour Hoffman and Johnny Depp will take the roles of the Penguin and the Riddler respectively, James Harris (no relation) has suggested the Riddler should instead be played by the Welsh actor Michael Sheen (left), most famous, of course, for playing Tony Blair in The Deal and The Queen, and soon to be seen playing David Frost in Frost/Nixon.
I think he may be onto something. You can just imagine him doing a British, scary Jim Carrey, can’t you?
But to those who are already itching to comment along the lines of “That would be appropriate because he’s already played a crook… illegal war… loans for peerages, etc”, please don’t bother. We don’t want to cause a global green ink shortage, now, do we?