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Will Killer Croc Be In Batman 3?

It's a rumor but the pieces fit together.

We know that Christopher Nolan has officially signed up to direct Batman 3. We know that they will be doing some filming in New Orleans. There also that Mark Millar tweet where he said he knows who the villain is and it's one of his favorite characters from his childhood. 
 
The folks over at Slash Film put the pieces together and came up with Killer Croc. He made his debut in comics in 1983's Detective Comics #525 which could fit in with Millar's youth. Also, New Orleans is close to swamp territory, which has lots of gators.  
 
Killer Croc as a movie villain could probably be pulled off. He's definitely more believable over characters like Clayface and Mr. Freeze in the "universe" created in the last two films. Killer Croc also had a big role in the Arkham Asylum video game, which loads of non-comic book readers even played. Smart money would say that the Riddler or Catwoman would easily work but they've both already appeared in past films. Perhaps Nolan will try to adapt a villain that hasn't been seen. What do you think about this? Could Killer Croc work as at least one of the villains?
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Edited by Metatron_Da_Don

will he be African-American? will he have atavism/harlequin ichtyosis, I dont know how they'd pull it off? CGI?
 
I read he was a crimelord at first but isnt he basically a brute now?

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

Millar is an attention seeking loser, I wouldn't trust anything he said.

Posted by Redfield
@Metatron_Da_Don said:
"will he be African-American "


Michael Clark Duncan will play him if he is :P
Edited by kungnima

 No. Just no.
Unless they do something VERY distinctive with him.
Otherwise he can stay at the zoo/arkham/sewers or wherever he lives. 
 
EDIT: Just an excuse for bringing  Schwarzenegger to the screen!

Posted by Namor1987

Sweet but KC is one of those characters that's not really grounded in Nolan's realistic-style Batman movie verse

Posted by dondasch

Killer Croc doesn't do anything for me.  Much rather see Bane.

Posted by ComicMan24

I don't know about this. I am not saying that I wouldn't like to see him in the movie, but his appearance may clash with the movie's realism.

Posted by DMC

Killer Croc? Sure why not. It's not like he's going to be the main villain. As long as they do it right.

Edited by mimschkin

I can see this happening. Though I would love to see the Mad Hatter. And I know this would never happen, but it would be amazing to se one of Morrison's villains in a Nolan movie - Pyg or the Flamingo.

Posted by G-Man

I do agree that Killer Croc doesn't really fit in with what Nolan's been doing. Maybe he'll mix things up and do something we don't expect. If anyone could make Croc work, it'd be him. But I'm not saying Croc's my first choice.

Posted by CaptainGenisVell

I thought Nolan was basing it in reality and not having any of the villains who seem out of place like Freeze, and Killer Croc seems out of place. Too big to be played by a normal person and is a crocodile, the only way I can see this being done if it's a serial killer who has sharpened their teeth and has the skin disease. 
But I doubt it would work if it was any of the recent versions; game, animated series etc.

Posted by Danial79

Killer Croc was awesome in Arkham Asylum, and I think Nolan could make him work. I mean, Joker was never a "grounded/realistic" character before Nolan did him...

Posted by Chesapeake
Stop !! You can not compare Mr. Freeze with Killer Croc. We had a bad impersonator in the Batman & Robin movie but the character is a classic villain.

Edited by TheAntiVillain

it could work. kc as a serial killing cannibal

Posted by Emerald Dragonfly

Hey, where was Riddler in the last two films? Didn't see one!

Posted by gohanman

This is going to be a bad movie. Why Killer Croc out of plenty good other villains choice? Come on now Nolan choose a better villain. Make Batman 3 count not like those other Batman movies

Posted by Golden Cod
@dondasch said:
" Killer Croc doesn't do anything for me.  Much rather see Bane. "
Posted by dondasch
@G-Man:   And that's the problem.  I don't want to see a character forced into a movie to "make it work".  I think that Nolan is above that, which is why I'd rather see a character like Bane in Batman 3.
Posted by iLLituracy

Please. No.

Posted by Dark Walker

Can't see Nolan going for Killer Croc, though it would be nice to see a villain who hasn't already been in a Batman movie.  I'm still holding out for Black Mask, he'd be a perfect fit in Nolan's Batverse. 

Posted by BenB

They couldn't use Killer Croc for Nolan's Batman universe. He just doesn't fit in with the real world vision. You are going to end up with a crappy looking CGI (which Nolan tries not to use CGI too much) or a guy in a crappy looking suit  (sorry Thing from the Fantastic Four movies)

Posted by InnerVenom123

The only possible way they could pull this off realistically is if they did it like Azarrello's 'Joker' book, where Croc was a gangbanger who ate ... evidence.  
 
And even then, my reaction is still a big NO.
Posted by InnerVenom123
@Dark Walker said:
"Can't see Nolan going for Killer Croc, though it would be nice to see a villain who hasn't already been in a Batman movie.  I'm still holding out for Black Mask, he'd be a perfect fit in Nolan's Batverse.  "


This.
Posted by ComicMan24
@Dark Walker said:
" Can't see Nolan going for Killer Croc, though it would be nice to see a villain who hasn't already been in a Batman movie.  I'm still holding out for Black Mask, he'd be a perfect fit in Nolan's Batverse.  "
True.
Edited by johnny_spam

Mark Millar probably doesn't know squat so no one should base any speculation on him. 
 
If it is Killer Croc if then I think Tyler Maine.

Posted by InnerVenom123
@johnny spam said:
"Mark Millar probably doesn't know squat so no one should base any speculation on him.  If it is Killer Croc if then I think Tyler Maine. "


Seriously. How would he even know? I think he's just getting attention at this point.
Posted by Bruce Vain

Croc can definitely work and technically he's already been established in  that Nolanverse. Since , the Batman :Gotham Knight dvd takes place between Batman Begins & Dark Knight. I would like to see a real heavy in this next movie and Croc is the perfect candidate. He's basically an african american cannibal with filed down razor sharp teeth born with a reptilian skin disease. That Mortal Kombat :Rebirth fan film with Reptile in it was a good example how Killer Croc could be done right.  So you don't need to do really any CGI. Just good ol' fashioned latex effects.
 
The perfect choice and a real no brainer would be to have Michael Clarke Duncan be the one to play Waylon.  
 

No CGI Required.


 
 


 

Perfect Way To Handle Killer Croc.


 
Posted by InnerVenom123
@Bruce Vain: The best Killer Croc is the one that jumps out from the sewers and looks literally reptillian, imo. I liked that version from 'Joker', but I'd rather see something else for the finale in Nolan's trilogy.
Posted by Decept-O

This is speculation, if not overt fabrication by that site based on a tweet by Mark Millar who has no involvement with the movie, at least as far as I knew.   
 
They "put the pieces together".  They need to put the pieces back in their craniums.
Posted by Gambit1024

If they use Killer Croc I'm gonna be upset... He's a waste of a villain.
Posted by k4tzm4n

If they're going to introduce Killer Croc, it won't be anything like the Killer Croc we know.  It will likely be a large man who suffers from a skin condition and has potential carved his teeth in an intimidating manner (such as Tombstone did).  That said, I feel like that's making too many changes to "fit" Nolan's established universe, where-as many other characters could be implemented in a far easier manner.
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Posted by ReverseNegative
@Dark Walker said:
"Can't see Nolan going for Killer Croc, though it would be nice to see a villain who hasn't already been in a Batman movie.  I'm still holding out for Black Mask, he'd be a perfect fit in Nolan's Batverse.  "

Yeah, I still think it's Black Mask, too.
Edited by DeadlyWolverine
Metatron_Da_Don, you don't go from crime lord to freakshow, it's the other way around.   

As for grounded in reality, this is a movie, hello... Whatever that nolan says about his movies doesn't really change my view on them, you've got a man dressed up as a bat carousing the streets of a dangerous city every night, fighting criminals with guns, and living to see another day. Just that part isn't realistic, nolan can eat a cracker for being so full of himself.
Posted by goldenkey

Man G-Man you really had nothing else to write about did you?  You know how many villains showed up during Millars youth.  Good way to slim down the choices tho. 
Posted by KRYPTON

Who should be the giant lizard then? Or maybe I should say, Who should voice him. Even if he gets into film, he's going to be CGI. No way a costume of The Croc will be cool

Posted by RiddlingGambit

I can see there being a cameo role for Killer Croc like Zsasz had in BB, but that's about it. 

Posted by Bruce Vain
@InnerVenom123:
When he becomes tooo reptilian looking that's when it becomes a little too crazy for me. I mean I like it in the comics and the recent Batman it looks great on paper. But I always preferred Croc when he looks like a man with a terrible condition who's slowly losing his humanity. Like in the Animated Series, the Azzarello Joker book, and Knightfall series. But everyone has their  personal favorite way of  their character is drawn. But if this is to happen Azzarello / Beremjo's Croc would be the best one to use .
 
Now I wouldn't want to make him the primary villain. I would like him to be like a bodyguard for Black Mask. I would also like to see a small appearance of the Penguin running his Ice Lounge club ,but secretly being an arms dealer supplying weapons to the mafia and the freaks in Gotham. Would also like to see Two-Face return. Just a waste of a great villain.
Posted by Video_Martian

Personally, the only villains I'd like to see for Batman 3 are the Riddler, Catwoman, and Black Mask.

Posted by ImperiousRix

I'm pretty certain Croc couldn't carry an entire movie.  He may have a cameo or be a bit part, but I doubt he'll be a huge part. 
It would be impressive to see how Nolan can make him realistic, but I'm not betting on this sentiment.

Posted by InnerVenom123
@Bruce Vain:
Agreed with the second paragraph completley. Never even thought of having Pengy as an arms dealer, that's just an awesome idea.
Posted by ForbushBug

Ummm... no.
 
Besides the fact Millar is about as reliable a source as the World Weekly News, filming in New Orleans doesn't mean anything plot-wise because a lot of movies get filmed there to boost the post-Katrina economy. 

Posted by ComiCCloseup

I hope so I would really REALLY LOVE  this!!!!!!!
Posted by lmark491

What nolan should do is have black mask be the main villain and have penguin be his arms dealer. then have black mask have like 1 or 2 bodyguards like bane or killer croc. but, like a lot of other ppl r saying, killer croc could only work if nolan used him as he is seen from azzarello and bermejo's "Joker" mini series.
Posted by Moomin123

Although the idea sounds great, I think Chris Nolan will go with a more realistic villain.
Posted by Son_of_Magnus

Killer Croc is to dumb to hold 2+ hours to himself 

Posted by crestfallen

No way. That will not happen. Next!

Posted by Joeybagad0nutz

I like Killer Croc but I can't see him hold this movie on his own.
Posted by Mumbles

Killer Croc would be cool. 

Posted by GothamRed

I don't see that realistically, and I really can't see christian bale standing any sort of chance against a giant man gator when he can't even hold his own against a regular sized dog.

Edited by rlmay3

Frankly, I'm excited if it is Croc, because i'd really love to see a villain that is almost entirely a physical challenge. Of course if it is Croc, we can almost expect another villian being involved. Someone to be the brains of the operation. Especially since most audiences that don't read Batman will have no clue who Croc is.

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