Originally Posted by Anno_Domini
Well if Nolan had said the same thing, you'd think that's how Nolan's Riddler would have been, don't ya think? Even if Riddler can be more, Nolan wasn't sure how to make him different since he did say he'd sorta be the same as Joker.
I think the phrasing went more along the lines of 'the Riddler would be the same type of threat as the Joker', which essentially makes sense and isn't the same thing as saying they're 'the same'.
Bane works great as the villain in the trilogy-closer because he's an end-game type of villain.