Why The Batman Sequel Should Have Mr. Freeze As Its Next Villain

Warner Bros is rebooting the Batman movie franchise with The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves. The movie is coming to theatres in 2021. The plot of the movie is not much known. However, there are rumors about the future endeavors of the Batman franchise. There are rumors about villains in DC Comics, who, fans may see in the next trilogy of The Batman films. Joker, the most iconic DC villain, maybe in the movies. They might include Bane also. However, The Batman sequel would do better with a different antagonist: Mr. Freeze.

See What Matt Reeves Has Said About The Film

Matt Reaves About Mr. Freeze
Matt Reaves, Director Of The Batman

Till now, only one live-action Batman movie that has Mr. Freeze as the villain was Batman & Robin (1997). Bane was also a villain in the movie. But, the portrayal of Bane by Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises (2011) redeemed him. In the case of Mr. Freeze, nothing much has happened yet. Matt Reeves and The Batman series would be the perfect remedy.

“There’s a chance to do an almost noir-driven, detective version of Batman that is point-of-view driven in a very very powerful way, that will hopefully connect you to what’s going on inside of his head,” Reeves told New Trailer Buzz, when first taking on The Batman. The next few interviews made very good based on the promise. Bruce Wayne, Batman, played by Robert Pattinson will experience another year of crime-fighting in the upcoming movie. He will still be dealing with the negative memories of his parent’s murder. That noir tone and those emotional themes are a perfect stage for the real story of Victor Freeze!

Mr. Freeze Is The Perfect Antagonist For A Young Batman

DC: Mr. Freeze
Mr. Freeze

Mr. Freeze has an advanced vision along with emotional and moral complexity. This will be optimum for Matt Reeves to work with. Batman is portrayed as young and emotional, yet to become the greatest crime fighter. Mr. Freeze’s cold, methodical and emotionless behavior will be a perfect villainous character trait, that will not only complement the Dark Knight but also provide a platform for ample character development.

Batman has always had a theme of taking on missions on behalf of the loved ones he has lost. It’s absolutely different from the Batman vs. Joker theme where two opposite forces clash ( sanity and madness, order and chaos, etc.). If executed properly, it can finally bring out the human side of the Caped Crusader. Because in his crusade against crime, Batman’s greatest weapon is his limitless empathy.

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Adhish Saxena
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