LATEST: Philip Seymour Hoffman has backtracked over the possibility he might be playing THE PENGUIN in a new Batman movie - insisting he is not the best actor for the part.
Hoffman is tipped to be the favourite to play the supervillain in the next installment of the caped crusader franchise, but he has yet to be officially signed to the project.
The Oscar-winner recently announced that he would be delighted to take on the role, because he was such a fan of the original comics.
But Hoffman now insists he would prefer to see another actor play the legendary bad guy.
He says, "To be quite honest, I don't know whether I would be a good Penguin. I think I'm more interested in seeing someone else do it."