On another note, who thinks that David Tennent (From Doctor Who) Would make a good Riddler?
I love David Tennant in Dr Who but I think his wacky, zany over-enthusiastic approach to everything would mean that "his" Riddler would be a carbon copy of every other Riddler. He'd do it well, but it would still be the same old, same old.
I'd like to see the Riddler played with some gravitas for a change ... played as a character who demands respect. It takes intelligence and wit to create a good riddle. It has to be something that seems almost impossible to solve until you know the answer and then becomes blindingly obvious ... It's like creating cryptic crossword clues.
If they want to breathe new life into the Riddler, then I think they should cast someone who would play it differently to the versions we're already familiar with; someone who would play it straight; someone who wouldn't
giggle, whose very presence speaks of a mind intelligent enough to outwit Batman. Ian McKellen probably wouldn't want to play another super villain but he's the caibre of actor I'd choose.
Similarly, I'd like to see a new take on Poison Ivy. Instead of making her the boring, sultry seductress that's been done to death, I'd make her inhuman and dispassionate ... after all she is
part plant! After her emotionless turns in Firefly
and Sarah Connor Chronicles
, I think Summer Glau could be a very different and far more interesting Ivy.