Eddie Murphy as the Riddler? What?

Dec. 18, 2008 | 5:45 p.m.

Riddler1_igp39hkf_2Eddie Murphy as the Riddler and Shia LeBeouf as Robin?  Where do they come up with this stuff?

Apparently from the British tabloid The Sun, or more specifically, the gossip section of the Sun — Gordon Smart’s Bizarre. Comments were slowly trickling in, with readers’ reactions generally beginning with statements like, "Oh please God don”t use Eddie!"

Not sure which is weirder — that they would run the story expecting the world to jump on board, or that they didn’t expect other sites (such as Cinema Blend) would refute the news with their own sources.

Admittedly, Hero Complex has pushed for Angelina Jolie to throw her cowl into the Catwoman discussion, but going off of news from "insider sources," the site also speculated that Rachel Weisz was up for the role. Speculation is fine, it’s even fun, but hopefully it’s not reported as news.

Too bad that the impressionist with 100 faces, Emmy-nominated Frank Gorshin (left), isn’t available for Riddler duty.

– Jevon Phillips

Photo: Associated Press. Frank Gorshin in 1979.

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2 Responses to Eddie Murphy as the Riddler? What?

  1. It's nice to see Frank G get a shout out. (Wow, he still looked good back in '79!)
    And as far as Eddie Murphy is concerned, I'd almost rather have Jim Carrey back as the Riddler! (Wait, did I say that out loud?)
    On the other hand, maybe they'll realize that campy is NOT the way to go.

  2. riddle me this? says:

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