It seems that in the wake of The Dark Knight viral marketing campaign we are left to deal with the rumor hurricane regarding what lies ahead for The Batman.
Last we heard was Sir Michael Caine confirmed that Johnny Depp and Phillip Seymour Hoffman were good to go as The Riddler and Penguin. Well, it seems as though Mr. Hoffman has decided to comment on the developing situation.
“No one has talked to me about it ever — never,” replied Hoffman. “It happened, like, five years ago, too. It was a rumor back then and it’s still a rumor. [laughs] It’s just in the press. It’s funny.”
Does that mean he's not the Penguin and never will be? Probably, but Caine could have also been told what the studios plans were and they have yet to approach Hoffman. Or we could just be latching onto hopes and dreams of another spectacular ensemble in the best comic book franchise currently still in stride.