Eddie Murphy Will Play Riddler in Next Batman
Christian Bale will return with new sidekick Shia LaBeouf
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2008 10:51 AM CST
Christian Bale, right, and Christopher Nolan%u2014star and director, respectively, of "The Dark Knight," pose backstage at the Hollywood Awards Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., Oct. 27, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Batman’s next nemesis may be funnier than the Joker. Eddie Murphy, 47, will play the Riddler in the series’ next installment, due in 2010, the Sun reports. “Everyone’s excited to see what he does as the Riddler,” an insider said. Christopher Nolan returns as director, and Christian Bale as Batman. Other cast news: Shia LaBeouf is Robin, and Rachel Weisz may play Catwoman.