hoffman.jpgSeriously, when Christopher Nolan hasn’t even signed to direct the third film, and while no announcements have been made about Warner even greenlighting another Batman movie, did you really think the reports about Philip Seymour Hoffman playing the Penguin were true?



This is one of those silly rumors that have been around for a many years, and it took a quick interview with Hoffman to put it to rest.

“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.”

We reported on this rumor up a couple of years ago, and learned our lesson from it.  There’s a reason why we haven’t been running all those wild rumors lately- because that is exactly what they are – wild rumors, that serve no purpose but to further push nonsense.  Sure, it’s fun to speculate, or to get a really good laugh, but too many surfing the webs believe everything they read.  I would have thought people would have learned their lesson after all those insane Justice League movie rumors IESB was link baiting to all those months ago.  And for those who still think Johnny Depp will play the Riddler and Cher is set for Catwoman, I have a Will Smith Captain America movie script I’d like to sell you.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Lifeisaglitch
    September 10, 2008 at 1:42 pm — Reply

    But but but Michael Caine…

  2. September 10, 2008 at 4:30 pm — Reply


  3. September 10, 2008 at 10:02 pm — Reply

    Thank heavens Cher isn’t getting within 100 kms of being Catwoman.

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