Warner Bros. Wanted Leonardo DiCaprio to Play The Riddler in Dark Knight Rises

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 6 years ago '06        #1
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Warner Bros. Wanted Leonardo DiCaprio to Play The Riddler in Dark Knight Rises
 

 
Warner Brothers Originally Wanted The Riddler To Be In "The Dark Knight Rises"

After The Dark Knight broke nearly every box office record back in 2008, the Warner Brothers executives were in full-on sequel mode in order to make the third Batman movie as profitable as possible. One of the studio's ideas was to include the fan-favorite foe, The Riddler, in the next movie. Earlier played to perfection by Frank Gorshin, and later by Jim Carrey, the studio wanted Leonardo DiCaprio to play the cane-twirling Edward Nigma in the last chapter of the trilogy.

In an interview with Empire Magazine (via Batman-News), screenwriter David Goyer told the magazine that the studio said, “it’s gonna be The Riddler, and we want it to be Leonardo DiCaprio."

Obviously that idea never materialized because Christopher Nolan apparently nixed it. However, DiCaprio would be an inspired choice for a Batman foe, even though another brightly-colored baddie might have been a little too close to what Heath Ledger did as The Joker.

Would DiCaprio be able to pull off the role? And would you want him over Bane? Sound off below.



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 Warner Brothers Originally Wanted The Riddler To Be In "The Dark Knight Rises" | Complex

54 comments for "Warner Bros. Wanted Leonardo DiCaprio to Play The Riddler in Dark Knight Rises"

 6 years ago '10        #2
quan3106 88 heat pts88
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Glad they didnt....studios need to let the creative people be creative...
 6 years ago '04        #3
SokeSleezy 3 heat pts
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Dicaprio would of been a crazy choice for The Riddler...but that dude never really does wack sh*t,so he prolly would of pulled that off..
 6 years ago '07        #4
TH35 103 heat pts103
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I like Leo as an actor but naw
 6 years ago '08        #5
d3athb4dishonor 5 heat pts
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They could have done The Riddler the same way he's portrayed in the game. He's not the main villain but you know he's there.
 6 years ago '04        #6
Slayn 
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I would have loved to see another iconic Batman villain take the screen in the Nolanverse. I think Johnny Depp would have been a better choice for that role. I think Bane will be done well but the main reason the dark knight succeeded was due to the realistic portrayal brought to life of the sadistic Joker.

They could have given the Riddler the real life treatment and possibly created something special yet again. I trust Nolan though to give us a great story.
 6 years ago '10        #7
G Code 42 heat pts42
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idk about riddler seems like hed be real similar to the joker

i would have loved to see black mask though, saw a rumor that hed be the first villain in the batman reboot. almost guaranteed fake but it got me excited
 6 years ago '06        #8
Prince Ace 35 heat pts35
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so glad they didnt put the riddler in, jownt woulda been wack
 6 years ago '04        #9
Ill Fred 
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 6 years ago '06        #10
marcusaka50 58 heat pts58
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Riddler isn't a good main villian. If they chose riddler they would need another villian as well in the movie.
 6 years ago '08        #11
Chief Dee 6 heat pts
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I dont think there's anything wrong with the Riddler as a character, it's just that people's perception of the character are forever tainted by his appearance in Batman Forever. Sorta like how there was doubt at first about Catwoman being in DKR because all people remember about the character is the garbage flick with Halle Berry.
 6 years ago '05        #12
ArKane 17 heat pts17
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In Arkam City Riddler was portrayed perfect, more like a Jigsaw type villan...i would of prefered that over bane
 06-03-2012, 04:59 PM         #13
SOCIALITE 
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 G Code said:
idk about riddler seems like hed be real similar to the joker

i would have loved to see black mask though, saw a rumor that hed be the first villain in the batman reboot. almost guaranteed fake but it got me excited
Exactly. It would be nice to have a secondary, less important villain but not riddler.
 6 years ago '05        #14
Nickel 118 heat pts118
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Johnny Depp as The Riddler > Leo

but Leo might could've pulled it off
 6 years ago '04        #15
C.R.I.P. 3 heat pts
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He could have made that a legendary role but you would have to have somebody else like Black Mask in the film as well.
 6 years ago '11        #16
dom 30 heat pts30
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 G Code said:
idk about riddler seems like hed be real similar to the joker

i would have loved to see black mask though, saw a rumor that hed be the first villain in the batman reboot. almost guaranteed fake but it got me excited
I agree in terms of image he and the Joker are kinda the same
 06-03-2012, 06:38 PM         #17
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AT first I heard it was supposed to be Johnny Depp....



.... Lets face it Johnny Depp woulda k!lled it as the Riddler.



I cant see Leo as a crazy psycho like that...

Maybe this kid Joseph Gordon Levitt..... but thats even more of a stretch.


sh*ts to the max with the hype level
 6 years ago '09        #18
Chalky 303 heat pts303
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Johnny Depp = Riddler

Leo =



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Or



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 6 years ago '09        #19
thegoldenhero 3 heat pts
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probably would have been dope cause Leo my dude but the riddler nawww
 6 years ago '06        #20
davon4204 34 heat pts34
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Naw happy they didn't.
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