David Tennant Denies Being Cast As THE RIDDLER In BATMAN 3

David Tennant has denied internet speculation that he will play The Riddler in the next Batman movie. The Doctor Who star explained that he has had no contact with the filmmakers behind the Dark Knight follow-up, though he believes that he would be a good choice for the villainous role.

Tennant says,

“I probably should be [playing The Riddler], But you’d think my agent would have mentioned something if it was true.”

Tennant previously admitted to being a fan of the ’60s TV incarnation of Batman and admitted that it would be a “boyhood dream come true” to play The Riddler.

Jason Moore
Written by Jason Moore

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    January 25, 2011

    David is perfect for this roles.Is a great Actor.When i was little the riddler was my favorite vilain in batman and now they put my favorite actor god i want to see this movie!!!
    david je t’adore et t’admire beaucoup.


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      January 26, 2011

      LadyD, there were a ton of Batfans pulling for the Riddler to be the villain and thought that Tennant would’ve been fantastic in the role but, it wasn’t meant to be. Maybe in the next reboot of the franchise :)


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    November 16, 2010


    I actually got excited to (think I was going to) watch a Batman movie for the first time since the first one with micheal keaton and jack nickolson. Now knowing that David hasn’t even been asked breaks my heart. That would’ve been a superbly brilliant movie.


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    October 10, 2010

    David Tennant’s role as the Doctor was the best of the lot (easily), and would be the perfect choice as the Riddler. he already has the slightly mental edge that jim carrey completely overplayed, and has shown an excellent talent in previous roles, so why not?


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    April 21, 2010

    please let david tennant play the riddler…………PLEASE!!!!!!!!!


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    January 03, 2010

    Please don’t put Riddler in the next ‘Batman’ movie. Have they learned nothing from the Jim Carey fiasco?


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      January 04, 2010

      If they did decide to go with The Riddler (and no one has officially said that yet), I don’t think we have to worry about Christopher Nolan’s Riddler ending up like that (thankfully).


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