Sylvester Stallone as the Dark Knight?

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

Just when the Batman movies were starting to get on the right track, they may be heading for a major derailment.

Wired is reporting a rumor that Christopher Nolan is about to jump ship and that an artist and director called Frank Miller wants Sylvester Stallone to become Batman. My girlfriend, who works in a cinema, has her colleagues around for dinner tonight and when I told them all the rumour, they all had a bit of a shout and then headed straight for the alcohol supply! (they take their movies very seriously!) No-one had any appetite for dinner! Oh well, more food for me!

On the plus side, Johnny Depp and Philip Seymour Hoffman are allegedly being considered for roles in the next film, according to Michael Caine. Depp seems to be in the running for the Riddler (apt role) and Hoffman for the Penguin.

But Sylvester Stallone? No, no, no! Christian Bale is the perfect Batman. Let’s not screw that up by firing him and replacing him with monosyllable Stallone who can’t act to save himself. If Rocky gets into the batsuit, we’ll be one step away from the 1960’s Adam West version.

Please let it just be a rumour!