While the Dark Knight sequel casting rumors have flown fast and furious, one of the first was the possibility of Philip Seymour Hoffman as the Penguin, after actor Michael Caine said Hoffman and Johnny Depp would appear as villains in the next film.
Of course, that rumor got shot down fairly quickly by Hoffman himself, who told MTV the next day:
“No one has talked to me about it ever — never. It happened, like, five years ago, too. It was a rumor back then and it’s still a rumor. It’s just in the press. It’s funny… I’m more a fan, so the interest of being in it isn’t that great. It’s more the interest in wanting to see the next one. It’s probably better that way.”
While the rumor had been pretty much pronounced dead on arrival after that, Cinema Blend has a new post up about a possible “makeup test” image with Hoffman as the Penguin. Color me skeptical, as I think this is just a Photoshopped image, but I’ll let you see what it might look like if Hoffman has indeed changed his mind on Batman 3.
[Via Cinema Blend.]