I'm prayin' it's a hoax.
From the Daily News:
"Comic book fanboys across the globe are all atwitter after fresh reports that Eddie Murphy will play the Riddler in the next "Batman" movie.
The Sun reported today that Christopher Nolan has tapped Murphy for the role in the follow-up film to "The Dark Knight," which is rumored to be titled "Gotham." The unconfirmed rumor contradicts earlier whispers that Johnny Depp would reinvent the role in the new film, which is slated to hit theaters in 2010. The Sun also says that Shia LeBeouf has been tapped to play Robin, and Rachel Weisz will portray Catwoman.
Said an insider to the British tabloid. "Eddie's a fantastic addition. Everyone's excited to see what he does as the Riddler."