Eddie Murphy, Shia LaBeouf in Next Batman?

December 18, 2008

There’s a rumor floating around the interwebz today that Eddie Murphy (the mega-star who brought us Norbit, and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps) is going to be the Riddler in the next Batman.  Also being bandied about is a report that Shia LaBeouf is being tapped to play Robin.

The Sun reports (probably irresponsibly):

Funnyman Eddie Murphy will play The Riddler in the next Batman movie, The Sun can reveal. The Beverly Hills Cop star, 47, has been signed up by British director Christopher Nolan to reprise the role played by Jim Carrey in 1995’s Batman Forever…Execs have also signed up rising Transformers star Shia Labeouf, 22, to play Robin.

This is on the heels, also, of a rumor that Rachel Weisz is to play Catwoman in the upcoming film.  Wasn’t it supposed to be Angelina Jolie?  Or Bigfoot?

WWTDD says that not only are both of those reports false, but that Nolan hasn’t even signed up for the third movie – and that a script doesn’t even exist for it.  And, he’s funny, so I totally believe him.  But, here’s some “proof” if you have that kind of desperation in your life.