Batman on Film is back with yet another twist in the "who will play the Joker in Chris Nolan's next Batman flick" drama. Today's news comes to us from "a LONGTIME source who has provided BOF with much dead on info regarding BATMAN in the past." The major news to come out of a rather lengthy tip is that Paul Bettany has never been seriously considered by the Powers That Be for the role of the Joker. Fans dig him, but the movie people do not. Additionally, the rumor that Jude Law will play Harvey Dent is also false -- because Law is apparently the current front runner for the Clown Price of Crime. He's on a "short and select" list, anyway; Lachy Hulme is a "dark horse" candidate on said list.  The tipster also tells us the part of the Joker in this flick will be small and secretive, and entirely unlike the Jack Nicholson style. Finally, Hugh Jackman threw his hat in the ring for both the Joker and Two-Face (he is more interested in the later, according to the BOF tipster) but will likely not be involved, due to his heavy association with Marvel films.

This ridiculous rumor mill will not stop spinning, and only seems to get more interesting every time news breaks. What do you think, readers? Law as the Joker, or Hulme? And if Law and Jackman are out for Harvey Dent, who should land the role? Stay tuned for further bulletins as events warrant ...
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