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Steve Carell apparently intends to battle with Sean Penn over the role of The Joker in the sequel to Batman Begins.

He told Total Film magazine: "I would love to play the role. If it's either Sean Penn or me in line, then I want a showdown to prove which one of us is the better actor.

"We'd just have to oil up and wrestle for it."

Meanwhile, other names tipped to take the role have included Paul Bettany, Mark Hamill and Lachy Hulme.

Carell can currently be seen in The 40-Year-Old Virgin.