Welcome back to As The Bat Turns! Today we focus in on actor Lachy Hulme, who has long been a front runner for the Joker role in the upcoming sequel to Batman Begins. Poor Paul Bettany has been booted from the rumor mill, but Hulme is still running strong, and still a popular figure among fans. Hulme recently appeared on Australian radio program The Tony Martin Show and discussed his possible appearance in said film. Hulme admitted that big time roles such as the Joker usually go to bigger named actors than himself, but said he has talked with Warner Brothers about appearing in the film. He repeatedly insisted he wasn't allowed to talk about it, but did note he is collecting Batman stuff because it is now "tax deductible" for him. He has also done a lot of Batman comic reading, for reasons he left unexplained.

Certainly sounds like Hulme is planning on being involved with the Batman sequel in some capacity or another. Of course promises are never made and he could be out on the street in tomorrow's rumor mill -- but as for today he is looking good. Stay tuned for further updates ...
categories Cinematical