Call it the news that Comic-Con thankfully drowned out, but we're stunned to discover the rumor that Hannah Montana herself, Miley Cyrus, could play Batgirl in Chris Nolan's follow-up to The Dark Knight. It can't be true... right?
On the face of it, it's so ridiculous that there's no chance that it could be true, especially when you trace it back to a story that claims that Cyrus dressed in a Batgirl costume to impress Warner Bros. execs recently. Wasn't that exactly what Sean Young did with Catwoman for Batman Returns, after all?
But there's something so ridiculous about it that we can't help but feel a little scared. After all, even if Warners isn't secretly hoping that Nolan will make the next Batman movie a little more family-friendly, who's to say that Nolan - a man who has cast both Katie Holmes and Scarlett Johansson in his movies, remember - wouldn't think that there's some bizarro artistic value in taking kid star Cyrus and casting her against type in a dark epic about the nature of darkness in heroic evolution as personified by a man dressed as a giant bat...?
Or, to put it another way: Alicia Silverstone didn't end up in Batman and Robin by herself.