Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Rumours are Pointless

I know it's a fairly obvious statement, but the amount of time journalists (and consequently readers) waste on arbitrary guess work on how a film might pan out is ridiculous.

Case in point, Christopher Nolan today announced the new Batman film title is to be The Dark Knight Rises. He also (more interestingly) pointed out that it won't feature The Riddler. I'm not sure quite how many articles I've read on possible casting rumours for The Riddler, but it's probably in the double digits. Will it be Depp? Will it be Levitt? Heck, even Eddie Murphy was a serious contender for a brief period. And now he's not even in the frickin' movie!?

But at the end of the day, it is purely up to the director on what he chooses to put in his movie. I don't think anyone could have guessed how awesome Heath Ledger was going to be in The Dark Knight. So should we just trust them enough to let them get on with it? And perhaps speculate when we have some actual solid facts? A small part of me hopes Nolan has actually gone out of his way NOT to include The Riddler in protest of such trivial speculation. See how the Fanboys like dem apples.

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