It seems that the fan-base, or at least the two fans who made the above poster, think that the next villian to get a dark over-haul is The Riddler. Unfortunately, we might not ever find out. From a podcast that I listen to, I’ve found that, with Christopher Nolan, there is no guarantee. There wasn’t even a certainty that they’d make a sequel.
I like the idea of a dark Riddler. But, can a villian who deals with puzzles and riddles whilst committing his crimes come away dark enough without seeming like a cheap Saw rip-off? The Joker was dark, but he was comical. Can a Riddler be comical enough without seeming like a cheap Joker rip-off?
I feel like Catwoman and the Penguin have been done. However, I felt the same way about the Joker, and I was way wrong, so maybe there is room to rehash old villians. With a brilliant filmmaker like Nolan, I have no problem believing that he could take even old, tired villians and make them fresh and entertaining.
A look at the Batman Villians Wikipedia page turns up more than seven references to “insane” as well as an extensive list of villians that we have yet to see on screen. I like the ideas of Bane, Clayface, Deadshot, Hush, The Mad Hatter, Maxie Zeus, and, of course, Calculator. He wears a calculator as part of his suit. Who wouldn’t love that?
Who do YOU want to see in the (possibly never coming) next Batman movie directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale?