Friday we reported that Paul Bettany had emerged as a surprise contender for the role of The Joker in the sequel to Batman Begins. Well according to Aint it Cool News, a drunken Christian Bale revealed to Now magazine that Chris Nolan is currently courting Sean Penn to play the Joker in Batman Begins 2, Batman Continues, or whatever they decide to call it. "However there's still some finessing to do because Sean's apparently unsure about 'taking' his buddy, Jack Nicholson's, role", says a scooper for the site. So right now there are four contenders in the Joker casting rumor mill: Crispin Glover, Lachy Hulme, Paul Bettany and now Penn.

What do you guys think of this new choice? Personally I think Penn can do no wrong, but I'd much prefer Crispin Glover.
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