'Dark Knight' Fans Want Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie in Next Batman Movie, Says Blockbuster Survey

The Riddler & Harley Quinn Are Top Picks for Villains

Dallas, // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- As the Dec. 9 DVD release of "The Dark Knight" approaches, fans have casting picks for director Christopher Nolan should he create another Batman film. According to a survey conducted by Blockbuster Inc., movie fans are hoping to see Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie play starring roles. The villains that fans would most like to see Batman take on are The Riddler and The Joker's therapist turned girlfriend Harley Quinn.

"Both Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie are actors who can bring a Batman villain to life in the complex, realistic style that have made Nolan's films so popular," said Keith Leopard, director of film product for Blockbuster Inc. "It would be exciting to see what they could do with The Riddler's compulsive clue-giving and Harley Quinn's transformation from brilliant therapist to psychotic criminal."

Other top picks from movie lovers for the next Batman film's villains were Cat Woman, The Penguin and tough guy Bane. Favorite actors to play roles like these included Natalie Portman, Edward Norton and Keira Knightley.

Until a new movie is created, fans can get their Batman fix by heading to a local BLOCKBUSTER® store or visiting Blockbuster.com to rent or buy the "Dark Knight" DVD on Tuesday, Dec. 9. "The Dark Knight" is currently the highest grossing movie of 2008 in North America and worldwide, and it is the second highest grossing movie of all time domestically.

Complete results of the survey about a third Batman film from Christopher Nolan were:

The Next Batman: Most Requested Villains

  1. The Riddler (Compulsive clue-giving criminal. Real name: Edward Nigma.)
  2. Harley Quinn (The Joker's jester-like therapist turned girlfriend. Real name: Dr. Harleen Quinzel.)
  3. Cat Woman (A whip-wielding burglar and sometimes Bat-lover. Real name: Selina Kyle.)
  4. The Penguin (Umbrella-toting mob boss. Real name: Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot.)
  5. Bane (Steroid-pumping strong man. Real name: Unknown.)

The Next Batman: Most Requested Casting Choices

  1. Johnny Depp
  2. Angelina Jolie
  3. Natalie Portman
  4. Edward Norton
  5. Keira Knightley
  6. Daniel Day-Lewis
  7. Philip Seymour Hoffman
  8. Viggo Mortensen
  9. Kevin Spacey
  10. Clive Owen

The above results are from a November 2008 survey including more than 7,500 responses on Blockbuster.com.

About Blockbuster

Blockbuster Inc. is a leading global provider of in-home movie and game entertainment, with more than 7,500 stores throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company may be accessed worldwide at www.blockbuster.com.

SOURCE: Blockbuster Inc.



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