Just so its easier for us to mock and quanitify as one group of rumors I am creating a thread so please if you pick up anything in your net travels bring it here cause i love this stuff
Depp & Weisz For "Batman" Sequel? Posted: Thursday January 12th, 2006 11:04pm Source: Moviehole Author: Garth Franklin Batman villain casting rumours are like those James Bond candidate rumours a year ago - about a dime a dozen. Over half a dozen names have been mentioned for the Joker, several for The Penguin, and more than few for Harvey Dent/Two-Face. Now some new and interesting ones have emerged over at Moviehole.
Their scooper gives blind item rumours for two characters, interestingly enough one of them is entirely new in terms of being on film - "This is the first screen appearance for this character in the Batman films and she has a very close connection with a major character in Nolan's first Batman movie. She will be out for revenge against Bruce Wayne and Gotham in a major way. As of who the studio is looking at for this role, let's just say that she is nominated for a SAG, a Golden Globe and is on her way to an Oscar nomination as well. She is also in fact five months pregnant and will be in tip top fighting shape once production begins to roll early next year but not before she throws a few coins in a fountain".
The references obviously point to actress Rachel Weisz, currently pregnant with husband Darren Aronofsky's child and winning rave noms/awards for her work in "The Constant Gardener". As for the character, it most likely is referring to Talia - the daughter of Ra's Al Ghul (Liam Neeson) whom shares a romantic connection with her 'beloved' Bruce Wayne.
Meanwhile the scooper also refers to Johnny Depp for the Joker - "The studio is eyeing a major, major actor and Christopher Nolan himself is said to be just as excited as they are in nabbing him for the role. Who is he? Let's just say that he has a major film coming out this summer and it's a sequel to one of his biggest hits. In fact, his performance in the first movie was nominated for an Oscar. YES, they are looking at HIM if he is available for the role and rumor is that he might be interested depending on the script, which is being written right now".
Of course these are rumours and like all should be taken with truckloads of salt.