Viggo Mortensen Up for Batman Villain?

And the Batman news continues today with word from Sci Fi Wire, who also spoke to Michael Caine, that Viggo Mortensen may play the villain…

Michael Caine, who will play Alfred the butler in the upcoming new Batman film, told SCI FI Wire that director Christopher Nolan is eyeing Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen to play the villain in the film, which is slated to begin production in April 2004. In an interview, Caine wouldn’t specify which villain role Mortensen (Rings’ Aragorn) is up for.

Caine said Nolan’s Batman script creates a deeper role for Alfred than previous films. “We start when Batman is a baby, so I’m more like a father,” Caine said in an interview. “I’m a father who knows how to lay a table with the knives and forks in the right places.”

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Source: Sci Fi Wire