Since The Batman starring Robert Pattinson has crossed the milestone of half-billion dollars, it’s time that we start looking towards the brighter future of this dark tale. Matt Reeves’ version of Cape Crusader is by far the darkest of the versions we’ve seen on screen. This one is among the best noir thrillers soaked in the brooding atmosphere built with a core of classic detective tales. We got to see The Dark Knight battle against the likes of The Riddler (Paul Dano), The Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz).
Though The Batman defeated the Riddler, the reboot has revealed that Gotham has plenty of dark and scary evil characters lurking in the shadows. After Paul Dano’s stunning portrayal of the Riddler, Batman’s rogues’ gallery consists of all the great villains, and finding out the evilest one is a tough task. Here’s our speculation of the villains that are likely to appear in the sequel of this blockbuster franchise.
The Court of Owls
One of the few classic Batman villains that stands head and shoulders above the others is The Court of Owls. It is indeed a wonderful follow-up to the fundamental notion of the Batman, which is about corruption in Gotham City. The Court of Owls breaks down Batman’s mind in Scott Snyder’s iconic comic book run, exposing that Gotham’s depravity reaches deeper than he could ever realize.
For years, a secret group has influenced everything in the city. Since the Caped Crusader realizes how far up the social ladder Gotham’s corruption reaches in The Batman, presenting the Court as the hidden power behind it all would be a natural follow-up to the occurrences of the first film.
Hush is a relatively recent Batman villain, first appearing in Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s 2002 comic “Batman: Hush.” Hush’s identity in the comics is Thomas Elliot. In the DC universe, having the same last name is not rare. Hush appears as a key antagonist in various Batman comic book adaptations. There have already been many Hush mentions in The Batman, which is vital for any prospects of a sequel appearance.
Edward Elliot, a journalist, exposed Thomas and Martha Wayne’s family secrets and was assassinated after refusing to take ‘hush money.’ In a sequel, Thomas desiring payback on Bruce for his father’s death would be an excellent way to introduce Hush. During the footage, the word “Hush” appeared across the screen. This sequence is the major reason for speculations that Hush would be the main villain in the Batman sequel.
Dr. Pamela Isley can be recast as an ecoterrorist who employs sophisticated scientific knowledge and technology to wreak environmental devastation on Gotham, aside from the fact that it would be nice to have a few more female faces in Reeves’ Gotham besides Selina Kyle.
Pamela Lillian Isley has good intentions. She wants to safeguard all plant life and put an end to the unfathomable levels of pollution that can be seen in Gotham’s skies. Her techniques, on the other hand, are far too severe and, to be honest, a little insane. She’d be the perfect baddie if the creative team can make us empathize with her while also making her the terrifying enchantress we know from the comics.
Because of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s immensely comedic portrayal in 1997’s Batman and Robin, Mr. Freeze has mostly been a figure of fun. Fans of Batman: The Animated Series has been clamoring for an interpretation of the villain that is more akin to his appearance in the classic episode “Heart of Ice.” In the comics, Mr.Freeze is a villain with a Freeze Ray who lives in a little absurd cryogenic suit as a result of a botched lab experiment.
Rumors regarding a possible Mr. Freeze appearance have begun to circulate based on a press event where Reeves claimed he’s drawn to writing “the grounded version of everything,” and then cited Mr. Freeze as an example. This one is a bit of a stretch, but Reeves could wind up following his thoughts with Mr. Freeze.
The Mad Hatter
Jervis Tetch is a neuroscientist who is completely enamored by Lewis Carroll’s famous tale Alice in Wonderland. Tetch believes he is a reincarnation of The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. Mind control is a weapon that exists in every comic book world, no matter how legitimate. And Tetch is adept in hypnotic technology and utilizes it to his advantage while committing several crimes.
Nonetheless, his methods and appearance would very certainly be reimagined to fit within the Reeves aesthetic: because the Hatter is childlike in nature, he may be the figure on this list that we have the most trouble seeing.