Like with all of the recent comic book movies that have come out over the last few years, The Dark Knight Rises was subject to the eternal guessing game. “Who is going to be the villain, and who will play the role?” You know you asked that question once or twice before the filming started. We heard a lot of rumors during that time leading up to the new Dark Knight film - Cher as Catwoman, Johnny Depp as The Riddler and so on. Apparently the studio liked to play this game too. Here's an interesting little tidbit of information that came from “the horses mouth” or the screenwriter of the movie, David S. Goyer, in an interview with Empire magazine:
At the premiere for The Dark Knight in 2008 he says the studio already had their mind made up. They said, “it’s gonna be The Riddler, and we want it to be Leonardo DiCaprio…”
Whether that statement was true, or it was Goyer’s way of pulling a fast one, we may never know. However, it does bring up a whole new scenario game. What if Leo was cast in this film? I know that it is kind of a pointless game, but it is one that I like to play. Let us know what you think!