in a movie?
I think Scarface and the Ventriloquist would be a nice option
I think Killer Croc would be great to see but it would so hard for a studio to pull off without it looking like a CGI crapfest. I think black mask would be cool but I'd LOVE to see Harley Quinn.
I would also like to see Harley but you'd really need Joker as well and I kinda think they probably wont use him straight away
Killer Croc but done really well
After seeing how the Lizard was done in Amazing Spiderman, I think I will pass on an all CG villain. I think Black Mask, or Mr. Freeze could work really well in the right hands.
First film in a new trilogy could pit Batman against 40's style enemies; perhaps even a duo of Penguin and Hugo Strange. More of a mobster-y thing sorta close to the beginning of his career like Burton's Batman - he's been active for at least a month or so, but nobody's sure about this new Batman guy. Penguin represents the mob, Hugo Strange could be part of a police taskforce to capture the Batman. The second film would move things forward a bit with the Riddler stepping in as the main villain with a loose gang of perhaps three B/C-list Batman villains (perhaps Clayface, Mad Hatter, Poison Ivy and/or Firefly)* really trying to heat things up while the mob is losing influence due to Batman (I'm thinking Riddler does cyber attacks whilst also offering some kind of coordinated but invisible criminal network far better protected than the traditional mob was). Third and final film would then see someone like Black Mask step in with the aid of Killer Croc and perhaps one returning villain (I'm thinking Strange or Mad Hatter - for Strange to return he'd have to be in the second film in some capacity though I feel) with Riddler and Batman forced to work together; throughout the trilogy though you'd have other characters established such as Barbara Gordon, Dick Grayson, Jim Gordon, Jason Todd and the like. Perhaps the first film could borrow some of Dark Victory and sort of show Robin's origin story as an audience surrogate into Batman's origin, balancing two plot-lines together. All up that's at least eight villains somewhat balanced together over the course of a trilogy. *(I sorta go by A-list = Joker, Catwoman, Two-Face, Penguin and Riddler, so everyone else is B or C-list but I'm not sure about Ra's, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Mister Freeze or Bane and if they're A-list; also see Penguin having dipped towards the B-list over the past decade)
Honestly, I'd love to see Penguin and Riddler incorporated into one film. I see Penguin being a corrupt politician who forces Wayne, who he's figured out is the Batman, to due variant task to make his campaign more successful. While Riddler is like, an insane playboy who passive aggressively disturbs and confuses Bruce with many different puzzles Bruce must solve to save people. It'd be cool to see him make all of Gotham try to solve a puzzle, or watch Batman lose and cause hundreds of death. I'd like this one to captialize on Bruce being a detective and learning to deal with anger. I'd love to see Riddler toy with Batman. Just a summary of my thoughts.
If the next one's gonna tie in the Warner's 'JLA' universe, I think a more comic-booky villain would be well-suited. And while Croc is one of my favorite villains, I'm not entirely convinced CGI can do the trick (I mean, just look at ASM's Lizard). Unless you make the original Croc version, where he just had a skin condition (which funnily enough is less comic-booky). Maybe Mr. Freeze or Poison Ivy would be better.
With Beware the Batman coming up, there's always the possibility of introducing tie-in villains like Professor Pyg or Anarky. Or if you want to go newer, there's always the Court of Owls ;)
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