I saw all of the Christopher Nolan movies and I thought they were excellent. But I'm kinda tired of seeing the same villains being done in the movies. The only two new villains I saw were Scarecrow and Ras Al Ghul. They were great portrayals of the villains to. But I wanna see more. Joker has been done twice, Cat woman has been done twice, Two-Face has been done twice, and Bane has been done twice now and I wanna see a new villain do their bidding in a movie. I know penguin was done and so has Mr. freeze, Poison Ivy, and the Riddler. All great portrayals of the character, besides Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy they were God awful, but i'd just like to see more. Maybe seeing Black Mask or Deadshot would be cool. I'd also like to see The Riddler again. Anyone agree? leave your feed back and lemme know whats on your mind!
Tired of seeing the same Villains in Batman Movies?
I don't really mind seeing the same characters multiple times so long as each of their appearances is unique, well written, and entertaining. Sure, I'd like to see variety of characters get the spotlight but it's also nice to see a lot of the big star villains.
Yeah, I wouldn't mind seeing new villains, but I also don't mind seeing the old ones as long as they are done well, you can't really complain if the movie is good. Obviously, WB and DC want to make money so they might end up doing more famous villains since that's what gets the money flowing. I think Joker will be essential to most trilogies or sagas for Batman seeing as how he is the biggest arch nemesis of Batman. I would definitely like to see the Riddler though, if done well it would be pretty impressive.
I understand where you're coming from on this because Batman has such a large rogue's gallery at this point that it's a shame we haven't seen more make it to screen (I was really hoping Nolan would use Hugo Strange). I would say though that while some of those names have recurred, they have often been handled quite differently. Take Bane. In Batman and Robin he is a brainless heavy and really only Bane in name in that movie. In that sense it doesn't feel like a retread in this most recent movie. I think it's also worth pointing out that there are some other villains who may not be super villains - the mob bosses in the Nolan pictures - and a certain character who turns up at the end of Rising, that are also new to film. That said though, I hope whatever happens to the franchise next doesn't just see a return to the familiar but brings another big name from the rogue's gallery to the big screen.
@tylerlugowski: Absolutely. Towards the end of even Dr. Horrible he had some really dark scenes. He encompasses every aspect of Riddler I'd want to see in a movie... he could be cruel and smart and funny and classy and cocky and vulnerable, all at once.
@Joygirl: NPH would be great I'd rather see him as Barry Allen. Warner Bros. wanted DiCaprio as The Riddler in TDKR but Nolan wanted Bane and not The Riddler. I would love to have seen The Riddler if TDKR had been the fourth film in the series but using him as the villain at the end of the trilogy would have been a mistake.
@Marco_Kidd: really? I disagree because Heath Ledger was a different kind of joker. The whole idea with the Christopher Nolan movies was to make it as realistic as possible. Heath ledger did a fantastic job as the joker dont get me wrong, but if they made a Batman movie more comic related the Heath Ledger joker wouldn't fit. Yanno? So really its not comparable. But I understand where you're coming from.
This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.
Comment and Save
Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.