Sunday, March 21, 2010

"Riddle Me This" | Doug Jones as Edward Nygma 'The Riddler' in 'Batman 3'?


Frank Gorshin as The Riddler, Batman TV series (left)
Doug Jones Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega/WireImage

Yesterday we ran a story about Warner Bros adapting the DC Comics Library. According to IMDB actor Doug Jones is reportedly going to be part of the next Batman installment playing Edward Nygma 'The Riddler' in the Batman 3 (Untitled Batman Project).

Christopher Nolan's brother Jonathan Nolan is penning the Batman 3 (Untitled Batman Project). The cast includes Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne), Morgan Freeman (Lucious Fox), Gary Oldman (Commissioner Gordon), and Michael Caine (Alfred). According to IMDB Christopher Nolan is "rumored" to be at the helm. Looks like we'll have to wait until San Diego Comic-Con for all the announcements.

Doug Jones' official website denies the Batman 3 casting rumour despite the fact that Jones is listed on the IMDB Batman project page under the casting information in the role of Edward Nygma 'The Riddler' and with no (rumored) tag attached.

According to his official website here is what Dougie had to say after he saw his IMDB page:

"This was the first I'd heard about it, and even though I have not been offered the role, nor met Christopher Nolan yet, I wouldn't hate the idea of playing the Riddler ...not even a little."
-- Doug Jones, March 19, 2010

Well then ... we think its just a matter of time before the production contacts Jones with the 'Riddler' offer.

The very versatile and talented Jones is best known for his scary and memorable fantasy creature character roles. Below are photos of a few of these characters.

'Abe Sapien'/'Angel of Death'/'The Chamberlain'
Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II: The Golden Army
and Hellboy (2004)

Norrin Radd, 'The Silver Surfer'
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)


'The Faun'/'The Pale Man' in Guillermo del Toro's
Multi Academy Award
® winner Pan's Labyrinth (2006)


Jones recently portrayed the scary and grotesque 'IceCream Man' in 'Legion' and stole the show.

Check out his performance in the very cool clip (above).


Jones is rumored to be cast in Guillermo del Toro's latest project The Hobbit. No news as to what character(s) he will play. Del Toro himself had stated that Jones will be working on the project. GDT's fantasy characters are very secretive and fantastical, right up to the last minute.
We eagerly await any casting news which involves Jones!

Of course rumors will continue to fly about what will transpire in the next Batman film. The fact that Doug Jones' name has popped up on the casting dream list of two epic productions speaks volumes about his diverse talent. Check out the Doug Jones official website for the latest news.

We think Doug Jones would make an awesome 'Riddler' in the Batman 3 (Untitled Batman Project)!

What do you think???

* * *

1 comment:

Mark said...

I think that Doug Jones will make a god job as The Riddler in Batman, because he has the personality that this personage needs. I just hope that viagra online and Steve don't take a bad decision and select another one.