Robin Williams and Jay Baruchel in Batman 3?
06.30.10 by Ryan
Director Christopher Nolan will reportedly start production next March on the highly anticipated Batman 3, and actors are lining up to participate. Robin Williams told Empire Magazine that he wanted to play The Riddler.
I would do Batman in a second, playing anyone. I’d play The Riddler in the next one, although it would be hard to top Heath [Ledger] as the villain and I’m a little hairy for tights. I’m using this article as an ad. Chris, call me, I’ll do anything. I could be a great character — or some weird little man in the background in Arkham Asylum.
Many might scoff at Mrs. Doubtfire participating in Nolan's movie, however, before anyone is convinced that Williams has zero chance of being cast in the movie, consider that Nolan often works with actors he has a history with, and Williams worked with Nolan on 2002's Insomnia. Also, Williams admitted that he's been offered Batman roles in the past.
The Batman films have screwed me twice before: years ago they offered me The Joker and then gave it to Jack Nicholson, then they offered me The Riddler and gave it to Jim Carrey.
Meanwhile Jay Baruchel (the upcoming The Sorcerer's Apprentice) told The Coventry Telegraph that he would like to play Robin (Batman's sidekick, not Williams).
I would be lying if I didn't think I was born to play Robin. That would be bad ass. My whole life, the only parts I thought I was supposed to play were Robin and the Dauphin from Henry V.
While there's no sign that the character of Robin will be included in Batman 3, Baruchel's age (28) may also play a factor in him not being cast. Undaunted, Baruchel admits he has another character in mind if Batman 3 doesn't work out.
If I'm being perfectly honest — and this is the part that obviously I won't be suitable for for another 20 years — my favorite character of all time is Frank Castle, the Punisher. That's the one for me.
While we wish both of them good luck in getting a Batman 3 role, Nolan has already admitted that he doesn't "really look at the Internet."