Philip Seymour Hoffman denies playing Penguin in next Batman sequel

September 11th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI  

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New York , Sep 11 (ANI): Hollywood actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has denied claims that he will be playing the villainous penguin in Dark Knight sequel.

The rumours began of him playing the role began when actor Michael Caine told reporters at the Toronto film festival that Hoffman will be seen portraying the role of Penguin and Johnny Depp as the Riddler in the sequel.

However, Philip denied the claims.

“No one has talked to me about it - never, It happened, like, five years ago, too. It’’s a rumour back then and it’’s still a rumour,” the New York Daily News quoted the actor, as telling MTV.

“I”m more a fan, so the interest of being in it isn”t that great, its more the interest in wanting to see the next one. Its probably better that way … I don”t know if I”d make a good Penguin, to be quite honest,” he added.

Like Hoffman, Johnny Depp has also denied being offered the role. (ANI)

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