15 Batman Villains That Deserve Their Movie Due

Published 2 years ago by , Updated June 8th, 2012 at 7:56 am, This is a list post.

Top 15 Batman Villains - Title While recycling is great for the environment, in movies it can get a bit stale. As the The Dark Knight Rises is set to swoop into theaters next month, we see some select Bat-baddies (Catwoman and Bane) yet again getting another bite at that big-screen apple. With the list of Batman’s rogues gallery being longer than Catwoman’s whip, it may be time for some fresh (albeit slightly rotten) meat to get their shots at the silver screen. I personally would love to see Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze get another, less-hokey, depiction in a movie – but if I were going to sit here and drag on about the old movies, we would be here all day... So if you’re tired of seeing the same old Batman movie bag guys, then join us as we take a look at 15 Batman villains on our movie wish-list.

Lock-Up

Top 15 Batman Villains - Lockup Real Name: Lyle Bolton First Appearance: Batman: The Animated Series "Lock-Up" In comics: Robin (vol. 2) #24 Powers/Abilities: Expert on high tech incarceration tactics, devices and procedures. Who Is He: Starting off in Batman: The Animated Series has given the character of Lock-Up two different, but slightly similar, backstories: One where he was chief of security at Arkham Asylum, and another where he’s a police academy drop out. Lock-Up believes he can take care of the obscenely high crime-rate in Gotham City, permanently. His biggest feat was attempting to drown a handful of other villains, (including Two-Face) in a specially-crafted underwater death trap. Why We Want Him: Besides the joy of watching a dude who still rocks a flat-top get his ass kicked? Lock-Up puts Batman in an interesting and difficult position by forcing him to save the lives of unrepentant killers who, in his darker moments, The Bat has wanted to get rid of himself. I foresee one of those epic “We could have been a team!” hero/villain moments.

Man-Bat

Top 15 Batman Villains - Man Bat Real Name: Dr. Kirk Langstrom First Appearance: Detective Comics #400 Powers/Abilities: Flight, echolocation, enhanced sight and hearing, superhuman strength, healing and speed. Who Is He: This is your typical Jekyll and Hyde story: To cure his progressing deafness, Dr. Langstrom invented a serum to give him echolocation (a sonar that bats use to guide them in the dark). Yay science! Downside: the serum's side-effects transformed sweet Dr. Langstrom into a hideous 7-foot mindless bat creature known as Man-Bat. To add to the minus column: the mutating serum is highly addictive, guaranteeing that Man-Bat will rear his ugly head over and over. Why We Want Him: Okay, Batman fighting a giant bat may sound like too much batness, but as a character who can’t control his actions, Man-Bat not only poses a tough challenge for Batman to defeat, but also a dilemma about how to deal with the meek Dr. Langstrom. And do I really have to explain the awesomeness of a 7-foot bat monster?

Mr. Fun

Top 15 Batman Villains - Mr Fun Real Name: Unknown First Appearance: Batman: Family #1 Powers/Abilities: Skilled assassin, killer golf swing. Who Is He: At first glance Mr. Fun looks like a wholesome, all-American, 1950s Ward Cleaver-type guy, which is true, except for the fact that he is a trained assassin who bashes people’s heads in with a golf club. He’s pretty much the Mr. Books of the Batman world. Why We Want Him: Having only appeared in a total of ten comic book issues, you’re probably still thinking “who?” - but trust me, the unassuming exterior of Mr. Fun is what makes him cool. Granted, with a name like “Mr. Fun” he sounds like more of a threat to unsupervised minors on the Internet than to the Dark Knight, but the man that held off both Batgirl and Nightwing with only a putter and a creepy smile deserves a little screen time.

The Riddler

Top 15 Batman Villains - Riddler Real Name: Edward Nigma First Appearance: Detective Comics #140 Powers/Abilities: Genius-level IQ, skilled at making and solving puzzles and/or riddles, eidetic memory, mastery of engineering, chemistry, and technology, skilled detective. Who Is He: The Riddler is a criminal mastermind with a penchant for puzzles, riddles and the color green. With a superior intellect and investigative skills that rival those of the Dark Knight, the Riddler is not just limited to leaving simple word-games for Batman to solve - he has been known to orchestrate full-scale frame-ups and misdirections that don’t make sense until the puzzle is solved. Why We Want Him: Yeah, yeah, okay - I know The Riddler has already been in a Batman movie. As a Canadian, I'm legally obligated to love Jim Carrey, but his slapstick take on the Riddler came off too much like the dated, campy 1960s Batman TV show. It’s not an easy task to pull the cowl over Batman’s eyes on pure cleverness alone, and the Riddler has done it many times. Giving The Riddler a chance at a more sickly-smart depiction wouldn’t be a terrible idea. Maybe under a different director or with another actor, the character might have a chance at coming off as more of a threatening genius than a flashy weirdo who shouldn't operate scissors.

Hugo Strange

Top 15 Batman Villains - Hugo Strange Real Name: Hugo Strange First Appearance: Detective Comics #36 Powers/Abilities: Genius-level intellect, master practitioner of psychology, chemistry, and biology. Who Is He: Professor Hugo Strange was brilliant psychologist hired by the Gotham police taskforce to capture Batman – but like everyone in Gotham with a PhD and too much time, he eventually went coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs. Strange uses his mastery of chemistry to turn people into mindless brutes called ‘Monster Men’ that possess superhuman strength and a fun cannibalistic instinct. His obsession with Batman took on a whole new level of weird when he dressed up in a Batsuit behind closed doors. He also stands as one of the few people to deduce Batman's true identity. Why We Want Him: Hugo Strange's demented intellect makes him just as dangerous as The Joker or Two-Face. Figuring out Batman’s secret identity poses a different kind of threat for the Caped Crusader, as it forces him to not only find a way to arrest Strange, but also discredited him before he can tell some interesting tales from behind bars.  

Lady Shiva

Top 15 Batman Villains - Lady Shiva Real Name: Sandra Woosan First Appearance: Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter #5 Powers/Abilities: Martial arts grandmaster, expert in martial arts weaponry, the ability to read body language and anticipate an opponent's move, skilled assassin. Who Is She: Shiva is one of the top martial artists in the entire DCU, and one of the few people skilled enough to open several cans of whup-ass on Batman. While still a dangerous assassin, Shiva does have a BIT of a moral code, and has even formed strong ties to the Batman family. She re-trained Batman after Bane broke his back, as well as the third Robin (Tim Drake). Shiva has also spent time as a member of the Birds of Prey, and her daughter would later become the second Batgirl (or third if you count Helena Bertinelli, which you shouldn’t!). Why We Want Her: Don’t be fooled by the somewhat altruistic deeds of Lady Shiva – she is 100% a stone-cold killer. Shiva has spent more time taking lives than saving them, and no matter his personal feelings, or what she’s done for him, that is simply something Batman can’t get behind. Sure, the sight of Batman fighting a woman may not be a good look, but when you see the precision punches Shiva is serving the Bat, you’ll get past it.

Calendar Man

Top 15 Batman Villains - Calendar Man Real Name: Julian Gregory Day First Appearance: Detective Comics #259 Powers/Abilities: None, really… does a keen memory for dates count? Who Is He: Originally a kind of a lame villain that was obsessed with dates, and only committed crimes on holidays, the Calendar Man was majorly reinvented as a Hannibal Lecter-esque figure in "Batman: The Long Halloween" Why We Want Him: The Calendar Man has a lot of potential to be an attention-grabbing onscreen adversary for Batman. You throw in some enigmatic murders that corresponded with important dates and a bit of a boost in the IQ, and you all of a sudden have a twisted fusion of The Dark Knight and Silence of the Lambs. Even combining the Calendar Man and the Holiday Killer into one character would be a good way of updating a mundane villain into someone that poses a stimulating threat, without even setting foot from his prison cell.

Talia al Ghul

Top 15 Batman Villains - Talia al GhulReal Name: Talia al Ghul First Appearance: Detective Comics #411 Powers/Abilities: Expert at hand-to-hand combat and a wide variety of hand weapons, high-level intellect, olympic-level athlete, utilizes the Lazarus Pits to heal wounds, restore and extend life. Who Is She: Talia is the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul and sole heir to his criminal empire after her sister Nyssa’s car “mysteriously” exploded. Talia is also the mother of Damian Wayne, Batman’s son and the current Robin. She is often depicted as being torn between her farther and her 'beloved' Bruce Wayne. Why We Want Her: Having already put Ra’s al Ghul in a film makes Talia a natural choice, and gives her a clean entrance without too much backstory. Talia was mostly played up as the “victim” of her father Ra’s ideals, but frankly she has willingly co-signed on his terroristic acts more than a few times - even taking over the League of Assassins on occasions. Talia is fascinating because she’s the only true villain Batman has ever fallen for, and certainly the only one he’s ever knocked up. (And before you throw Catwoman out there: she has been more anti-hero than villain for a long, long time). *Of course, there is still a chance that Marion Cotillard's Dark Knight Rises character IS Talia, so we may be getting this wish sooner before later.

The Ventriloquist & Scarface

Top 15 Batman Villains - The Ventriloquist and ScarfaceReal Name: Arnold Wesker First Appearance: Detective Comics #583 Powers/Abilities: Master ventriloquist, skilled criminal strategist (Scarface persona). Who Is He: The story of the Ventriloquist is an odd, but sad one. Born into a powerful Mafia family, Wesker developed Dissociative Identity Disorder as a coping mechanism, after witnessing his mother’s assassination by a rival family. As "The Ventriloquist," the timid and submissive Arnold is a powerful crime lord in his own right, giving all orders (and executions) through his secondary personality, which is personified by a wooden dummy named Scarface. Why We Want Him: Okay, at first glance an old guy holding a puppet appears more Jim Henson than John Gotti, but the character's story is pretty strong. Part of his danger is his almost humorous appearance – Scarface may look like a refugee from The Island of Misfit Toys, until he gives you the ultimate bullet massage. It sounds too simple, right? Remove puppet from man, man gets better. Not so. The deep-rooted psychosis of the Ventriloquist means he will always find a way to recreate his alter-ego - no matter how many times you toss Scarface into the wood-chipper.

The Mad Hatter

Top 15 Batman Villains - The Mad HatterReal Name: Jervis Tetch First Appearance: Batman #49 Powers/Abilities: Genius-level intellect and technological mind-control. Who Is He: Jervis Tetch is a lonely wretch (rhyme points!), whose constant rejection from his peers has driven him completely mad. Suffering from OCD and standing only 4’8 has made quirky Jervis an easy target for his richer and better-looking associates, despite his brilliance. As the Mad Hatter, he uses mind-control technology to bend people to his will and commit various criminal acts (including crimes against rhymes). Why We Want Him: The Mad Hatter may be one of those characters better suited for a good ol’ fashion villain team up, but a sadistic lunatic that uses mind-control for criminal acts is definitely worth more than a second look. He’s the kind of guy that makes you bludgeon your entire family to death, and then kill yourself, while he sits in the corner enjoying the show with a nice cup of mint tea. In the right hands, even fans of horror flicks like Hostel and Saw would have to show Tetch some respect.

Clayface

Top 15 Batman Villains - Clay FaceReal Name: Basil Karlo First Appearance: Detective Comics #40 Powers/Abilities: Body made out of ‘mud’ allows for shapeshifting and melting; can look like any person and create melee weapons. Who Is He: So there’s been like eight Clayfaces, but the first Basil Karlo was probably the darkest. Originally a B-list horror actor, Karlo goes on a killing spree directed at the cast and crew of a remake of a horror film he once starred in, called “The Terror”. While he would gain the token mud powers in later stories, Karlo would initially stalk his prey wearing the mask of the film's villain, “Clayface” and would even take a crack at Bruce Wayne for financing the remake. The Clayface from the '90s Batman animated series carried the name, but was something of a biographical fusion of the comic book versions. Primarily based on Karlo, animated Clayface became the visual template for the character in the comics and other media from there on out. Why We Want Him: If you could get the CG perfect on this one, Clayface would be a visually amazing character to see on the big screen. With the shape-shifting and melting, Clayface is a near impossible adversary to detect and destroy; not only can he look like anyone he wants, he’s impervious to most physical attacks. However, I can also see this going horribly wrong. Bottom line: seeing the things Clayface has done in animation, I’m dying to see what it would look like in live-action - and how one would realistically show Batman avoiding a villain that can simply smother him with little effort.

Harley Quinn

 Top 15 Batman Villains - Harley Quinn Real Name: Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel First Appearance: Batman: The Animated Series "Joker's Favor"; in comics, The Batman Adventures #12 Powers/Abilities: Does being totally bat-sh*t crazy count as a power? Talented gymnast, above-average human agility and strength, martial arts skills. Who Is She: Why do good girls love bad boys? Once a promising young intern at Arkham Asylum, Dr. Harleen Quinzel was assigned to be The Joker's psychiatrist. The Joker quickly fills Harleen’s head with stories of child abuse at the hands of his father, and soon the brilliant, yet naïve, doctor’s fascination turns from sympathy into outright obsession, transforming her into The Joker’s faithful love slave. She will do anything for her darling “puddin,” even kill. Every time The Joker would take out his violent rage on Harley, and strike her, she simply said “it felt like a kiss.” Why We Want Her: Being created solely for the '90s animated series, Harley became a huge fan-fav in both the cartoon and comics. Her recent reboot in DC’s New 52 comic books has turned the slapstick sidekick into a straight-up sadistic psycho. This updated version of Quinn has no problem killing the innocent for nothing more than a quick laugh, and now has a big-ass sledgehammer to back up her big mouth. Plus, her origin story would be a cool arc for a talented actress to take on.

Killer Croc

Top 15 Batman Villains - Killer CrocReal Name: Waylon Jones First Appearance: Detective Comics #525 Powers/Abilities: Hardened scale-like skin, razor-sharp claws and teeth, regenerative healing factor, superhuman strength, speed, agility, reflexes, stamina, durability, and senses, immune to toxins, expert swimmer, wrestler and street fighter. Who Is He: Killer Croc is definitely one of those people you don’t want to encounter even in the most well-lit of alleys. Waylon Jones was born with a rare medical condition that gave him a thick scaly hide and razor-sharp claws and teeth. Of course, growing up a poor kid in the ghetto, looking like that, was a recipe for disaster. Soon eight-year-old Croc was killing his abusive drunk aunt and becoming a grade-A psychopath. Later Croc would further mutate (how, I don’t know, but it’s still cool), and while his physical size and strength would grow, it was at the cost of his intelligence, making him a virtual slave to his primal desires and cannibalistic nature. Why We Want Him: He’s a mutated lizard creature that eats people. 'Nuff said.

Hush

Top 15 Batman Villains - Hush Real Name: Dr. Thomas "Tommy" Elliot First Appearance: Batman #609 Powers/Abilities: Genius-level intellect, skilled athlete, marksman, and hand-to-hand combatant, master surgeon, master strategist and tactician. Who Is He: Hush is Bruce Wayne’s childhood friend, who grew up to be one of his biggest foes. Unlike Bruce, Tommy had a horribly abusive drunk for a father and a useless gold-digger for a mother – so what was a boy to do? Cut their car brakes, thats what. His father died in the crash, but his mother was saved by Dr. Thomas Wayne, thus starting Tommy's hatred for Bruce, and later Batman. Ending up in a juvenile psych ward, young Tommy convinces an intern named Jonathan Crane (later to become the Scarecrow) to release him. As an adult, Elliot modeled his life similar to Bruce’s: rich, successful and harboring a dark alter-ego. Taking his moniker from an old nursery rhyme, Hush prefers using manipulation and guile instead of "noisy signatures." As another villain to know Batman’s secret identity, he chooses to keep his attacks personal. Why We Want Him: Besides being a gun-toting badass? With the right foreshadowing, Hush is the kind of character that can be set up several movies in advance. By introducing him first as Bruce Wayne’s close friend, you leave the door open for the ultimate betrayal. Hush is also a guy that hits Batman where he hurts: because of their close personal ties, Hush can attack those close to Bruce whether they wear a mask or not.

Black Mask

Top 15 Batman Villains - Black Mask Real Name: Roman Sionis First Appearance: Batman #386 Powers/Abilities: Criminal Mastermind, torture expert, skilled in hand-to-hand combat, accurate marksman, master of disguise. Who Is He: Black Mask’s parents were “frenemies” with the Waynes, which started Sionis’s early hatred of Bruce. His self-absorbed parents continued to care more about their social status than their son, until he burned his family mansion down with his parents still inside. Growing up to be a powerful criminal mastermind, Black Mask single-handily took over the entire Gotham Mafia, and was also able to secure most of the corrupt Gotham P.D. on his payroll (including Harvey Bullock). As a shrewd businessman, he was able to attack Bruce Wayne financially - presenting a double-sided threat, without knowing that Batman and Bruce were are the same man . Why We Want Him:  What makes Black Mask a near-perfect Batman villain is that he can give the hero a run on many levels, including intellectually and physically. Black Mask retains his unique type of visual creepiness without having to resort to wacky and sometimes cheap gimmicks and costumes, which plague a lot of the more classic villains. NEXT PAGE: Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mentions

Top 15 Batman Villains - Honorable Mentions Court of Owls is a clandestine organization older than Gotham City itself, that decides to take down Batman and all his caped associates. Each member - called Talons - are reanimated corpses that remain dormant until they are needed. As part of DC’s New 52 reboot, the Court of Owls' story is still unfolding. Frankly, I’m not quite sold on them yet, but as a wise man once said, “it never hurts to look ahead.” Lex Luthor may be Superman’s greatest enemy - but he sure hates Batman a whole lot, too. And while Lex only has a passing care for Clark Kent, he actually hates Bruce Wayne. Even in a cameo, Luthor appearing in a Batman film would be a nice bridge for DC’s movie universe, which has so far remained separate (but not quite equal). How awesome would a Superman\Batman movie crossover be? Mayor Hamilton Hill was, as the name would suggest, the Mayor of Gotham City. Mayor Hill was quite corrupt and nearly turned the entire city against Batman by framing him for various crimes (including murder), and even fired Commissioner Gordon for attempting to prove Batman’s innocence. Dealing with masked nut-jobs is easy in comparison – you can’t just kick in the door of City Hall and give the mayor a bat-slap. The Clock King is a persnickety weirdo obsessed with time; personally, I prefer his Batman: The Animated Series counterpart to the comic version. Temple Fugate's mild deviation from a strict schedule caused him to fall into financial ruin; turning to crime, he took his anger out on the mayor and other city employees.  The Clock King is not really a stunner, but with a little bit of clever tweaking he could become a cool assassin-type character.

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  1. This villain storyline world make a pretty interesting Batman movie, maybe even sparking a series

    • Do you mean Man-bat?

  2. Wait… you forgot about one of the best character from the animated series!!!

    Temple Fugate / The Clock King!

    • @ elio

      Though i liked him on Batman:TAS, i couldn’t stand the way he talked,lol. Though he’s not one of my favorites, maybe wouldn’t hurt. I liked his return role in “Task Force X” episode from JLU.

  3. I’m surprised that no one (including the author of this article) mentioned that one of the original scripts for Batman 5 (titled “Batman: DarKnight”) had as its villains both Scarecrow and Man-bat. This was before Warner decided to do a reboot. Also, the same script included an after-the-credits scene that introduced the Mad Hatter as the villain in the next film and even set up Harley Quinn as a future villain.

    • Howard Stern was supposed to be the Scarecrow

    • @ Remnant

      I read the proposed 5th film was gonna be title Batman Triamphant and the main villain would be Harley Quinn,Scarecrow & possible return of Nicolson as the Joker in form of hullicinations caused by Scarecrow’s gas. Man-Bat might of been added. Robin was gonna be Nightwing in the film, not sure if Batgirl would be in it.

      • Yeah I read the same thing, they wanted to recast all the same characters and that’s why at the end of Batman & Robin they all high fived or whatever saying they were a team for the next movie until Batman & Robin turned out to be one of the worst movies to have existed on this planet

    • It doesn’t matter what they intended to do, only what they actually did.

  4. WHAAAAAAT????? NO AZRAEL????????? actually i thought Nolan will eventually make it a reality but too bad… it wasnt…

  5. Oh HUSH

  6. I’m this list doesn’t include Poison Ivy. In a franchise as “grounded” as Nolan’s, with a talented actress, her botanist/chemist background and the story where she takes over the park would be great.
    My top picks and actors for Nolan’s Batman?
    1. Heath Ledger & Brittany Murphy as The Joker & Harley Quinn
    2. Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Scarface
    3. Rachel Weisz as Poison Ivy

  7. I’m this list doesn’t include Poison Ivy. In a franchise as “grounded” as Nolan’s, with a talented actress, her botanist/chemist background and the story where she takes over the park would be great.
    My top picks and actors for Nolan’s Batman?
    1. Heath Ledger & Brittany Murphy
    as The Joker & Harley Quinn
    2. Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Scarface
    3. Rachel Weisz as Poison Ivy

  8. man bat was always a favorite of mine…maybe in a more sci fi batman franchise he could work, but he wouldn’t work in a nolan Batman world.

  9. I would like to say, with Nolans story ending with bane (thus far) putting in crime bosses would be a smart idea. Mad Hatter, Riddler, and Penguin would fit perfectly (arranged in the right order for followed movies). However, Dr. Hugo Strange could be just as good. He could hire Deadshot and could be the first villain (in Nolans series) to bring Batman and Robin together and start a team. IMO. What you think?

    • Penguin as the crime boss, I like it.

  10. Johnny depp as the riddler

    • ha ha ha

    • Why do you keep saying Johnny Depp as the Riddler??? There won’t ever be a riddler as funny as Jim Carrey! Errrgh… that’s like casting Heath Ledger in place of Jack Nicholson. Jack was more true to the original comic strip. Meanwhile, Heath was dark and mental. He made the Joker human and that’s just wrong. He’s the joker. You don’t humanize the Joker!!!!!!!!! Just like you don’t cast Johnny Depp as the Riddler. Besides, green isn’t his color… And I’m sure he wouldn’t like wearing spandex. Where would the question marks go?

      • I dont know if you have ever read the comics but the riddler isnt supposed to be funny. jim carreys riddler was horrible.

  11. What about Firefly

  12. I would LOVE to see Riddler done like The jigsaw killer in SAW. the ventriloquist and Black Mask are my top picks along the riddler. calendar man, could be cool if riddler and him team up, to tease batmans brain,mas a stand alone character, I don’t think he would be as effective…but I do love this list…
    poison ivy could be awesome…

  13. Lame….

    • You are? I barely noticed.

  14. I think Deadshot and Solomon Grundy would be some interesting names as well but I really think you were dead on with Hugo Strange and Killer Croc. And bringing back Harley Quinn would be pretty bada** as well!

  15. My top picks:

    The Mad Hatter
    Onomatopoeia
    Firefly
    The Ventriloquist
    Solomon Grundy
    Deadshot
    Tweedledum And Tweedledee
    Calendar Man
    Black Mask
    Mister Freeze

    • no one can use Onomatopoeia because kevin smith invented him and he wont let anyone else use him.

  16. Oh, Crazy Quilt!

  17. They should also have Scarecrow again, but with much more screen time.

  18. Can’t believe you forgot Doctor Phosphorus and Victor Zsaz! Thought you where dead-on with the Mad Hatter and Lock-Up. Man-Bat could be cool, if they got the CGI right. Same with Clayface.

  19. Didn’t the riddler already get his own movie???

  20. You people may have never heard of him but I think Prometheus should get his own movie! Prometheus is like an anti-batman. A dark reflection of Batman, Prometheus was raised by criminals who were gunned down by policemen right in front of him. Dedicating his life to destroying the law, Prometheus traveled the world and trained in the ways of murder. Clad in an armored suit that maximizes his natural skills, he is a master assassin whose physical and mental abilities rival Batman’s own. Currently active as a costumed criminal, Prometheus possesses a pathological need to kill enforcers of the law, whether police officers, vigilantes, or super heroes. He almost single-handedly destoryed the justice league and nearly killed Batman! He uses a helmet that lets him download the 30 best martial arts skills in the world including Batman, so beat batman in hand to hand combat! The only reason Promethus lost was because Catwoman was in the watchtower and damaged his hemlet!!!

    • Promethius is a sick ass character but he’s more a justice league villain. He would be too much for batman to handle alone. (even though green arrow was able to kill him, which i thought was lame)

    • Lock Up would be such a lame ass character to use in a movie. Hope that NEVER happens.

  21. hum guys i think Batman is not the end of the movie coz i see one Actor who can be possible the character who can be for the fourth film of the film of Chrisopher Nolan who have hes villain who can be or Playing the Reddler that is Joseph Morgan who can Play the Reddler he is the maximum to play the Reddler super awesome ahhahahahaha

    • your right… Joe Morgan would be awesome!!

  22. Well there is one, who should be replaced on the list as even if she might not been the main villain, but she did grace the big screen.
    as Talia al Ghul was indeed in TDKR this past summer, so better cross her off this list.

    Another name is, the riddler. he would be a re-use villain then i guess.

    as for the other choices, there are some of these choice, i would love to see for batman villains, but if it is a nolan world, alot of them might not be able to be on the big screen in their right stature.

    whom ever the future villains of batman movies is going to be, i am sure they take a few pages and look into the awesome batman arkham city for how to potray the villains in the right way!

    names i dont see on the list are: black widow, man-bat, firefly, deadshot, and maxi zeus.

  23. Mr Freeze Because they can use the ideas that was used for Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, but keep The Batman;Heart of Ice Story line and Costume and Gun and Transformation and back-story. then Cast Jeremy Irons but de age him and add a pair of Glasses. but only use his Voice of Scar from The Lion King when he is Mr Freeze.

    Brad Pitt as Edward Naston Jr\The Riddler for some this choice may seem Tacky but it could work due to These roles Vincent in Colataral, Benjamin Button and Tyler Durden in Fight Club,and base him on his Batman: The Animated Series self and Costume and personalty but his origin story from Batman forever, but much like in The live action Batman 1966 film, is calm and calculating at one moment, then wild and unstable the next.

    • vincent in colateral was played by Tom Cruise not Brad Pitt

  24. HUSH little baby……don’t say a word.

  25. Victor Szasz would make the penultimate Batman villian.

    Tone Szasz down to a quiet serial killer who specializes in mass murder (Newtown, Columbine, Aurora, Norway style) that will strike home with, and chill audiences.

    Make him methodical, silent, intimidating, and completely anonymous.

    At the end, reveal that Szasz was am unknowing puppet for HQ, PI, or the Riddler. And you’ve set the stage for the next movie.

    Truth be told, I was disappointed to hear Bane as the next villain (haven’t seen the movie yet) I rather wished for Nightfall as a movie.

  26. This would be my movie series. It is very long with 7 movies but I’d like some feedback on villains to add, get rid of or if you don’t like the changes

    1. Victor Zsasz: Would do mass murders like V-Tech. Would be an awesome villain but I couldn’t think of a second villain he could work with.
    2. Mr Freeze: Make him exactly like the freeze in B:TAS
    3. Two Face: I really wouldn’t want to put him in another movie but he seems like a must villain
    4. Black Mask, Hush and Dr Hugo Strange: Connect all of their stories and introduce through the 1st three movies and I think you could make a great movie out of this.
    5. Joker & Harley Quinn: I really want Harley in a live action movie and I don’t think Joker has really been done like the comics in the movies.
    6. The Riddler: A serious, creepy version would be good and could create a great mystery.
    7. Red Hood: Introduce Robin in Movie 3, dies in 5. Batgirl introduced in 6. This movie goes crazy, Red Hood to prove he is better kills all the rogues Batman put in Jail, Kills alfred and bat girl and destroys Wayne Enterprise, Batman kills him at the end showing that when driven to a certain point even Batman has to compromise with his morals.
    Thoughts, I really want to make these but I wasn’t sure if this was the right way to take it.

  27. I’d like to see The Red Hood, after ‘Dark Knight: Legacy’ it’s hard not to. I think Mr. Freeze deserves another look. Hey, I can’t be any worse than what Arnold did.

  28. I can see shiva getting her own role as a secondary villain (perhaps a hired gun for black mask) but not as a major villian.

    I can totally see the japanese actress from war and sin city playing her as well (not sure of her name).

    My main pick for the next movie would be black mask though (although without ben affleck as batman please).

    • Devon Aoki is the chick from Sin City i think

  29. Hugo Strange and Harley are my top picks

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