Johnny Depp Open to 'Batman 3', Christian Bale Unsure


The future of "Batman 3" is still up in the air, but Johnny Depp has opened door to possibility of him joining the cast as the Riddler. During an interview with MTV in promoting his forthcoming "Public Enemies", the Captain Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of Caribbean" trilogy states that he is willing to take the role of the puzzle-hurling villain.


When asked about the likelihood of him portraying the baddie, the 46-year-old simply says, "If the opportunity came, I'd definitely juggle it." He adds by confessing his admiration to both the character and Frank Gorshin, the actor playing the baddie in the '60s-era TV show. "I always liked the Riddler," he explains. "I always liked Frank Gorshin. Frank Gorshin was brilliant. I always thought he was a great actor."


Whereas Depp gives a thumb up for the Riddler, his co-star in "Public Enemies" and the two-time Batman depicter, Christian Bale, isn't sure about the future of "The Dark Knight" follow-up. In the interview, 35-year-old Bale even tosses out a suggestion that the third movie might never materialize. "I truly don't know that we're ever going to see another 'Batman' movie," he shares.


As for the recent reports pointing out that it will be hard to get director Christopher Nolan back to do another Batman movie, the star of "Terminator Salvation" refuses to talk about it. Still, he discusses a bit of what may cause the director from returning. "It would be purely that he would need to find a story that was good enough - and if he can't find that, then it wouldn't happen," so he claims.


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