The sequel to Batman BEGINS could become an Australian affair now that Hugo Weaving and Hugh Jackman are in the running to play villains.

The two Aussie movie stars are the latest names linked to play THE JOKER and HARVEY 'TWO FACE' DENT in the upcoming superhero adventure, according to moviehole.net.

Producers are yet to nail down a firm list of candidates for Two-Face, but Paul Bettany and another Aussie, Lachy Hulme, are reportedly being considered for the role of The Joker.