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Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp go Bats

04/12/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Dark Knight fans have given their advice to movie director Christopher Nolan for his next Batman film. According to a Blockbuster survey, scifi movie fans are hoping to see Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie play lead 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," Keith Leopard, director of film product for Blockbuster told SFcrowsnest.com. "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 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.

And those results in full are...

Most requested villains

1. The Riddler - aka the compulsive clue-giving criminal Edward Nigma.
2. Harley Quinn - The Joker's jester-like therapist turned girlfriend, Dr. Harleen Quinzel.
3. Cat Woman - the whip-wielding burglar and sometimes Bat-lover, Selina Kyle.
4. The Penguin - umbrella-toting mob boss, Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot.

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.

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