Originally Posted by Rorschach2012
Dude you're onto something here. That could be a great villain pairing...
Hugo Strange is known to have created his own "Monster Men", it wouldn't be much of a stretch if he was the scientist behind Clayface's creation.
Maybe Hugo Strange knows Bruce Wayne is Batman, and has Clayface impersonate Bruce Wayne.. maybe this could be a streamlined adaptation of "Bruce Wayne: Murderer?/Bruce Wayne: Fugitive" storyline from the 2000s. Not an adaptation per se, but they could take elements from that storyline.
Hugo Strange shouldn't trust information like Batman's identity to Hagen/Clayface, Hagen could just be used to frame Bruce Wayne for murder
I'm really liking this idea. I struggled to think of a villain for Clayface to work well with, and i think Hugo Strange is perfect for this.
The BTAS Clayface origin works well within the context of an animated series, but for film, Hugo Strange could create him.
Christoph Waltz for Hugo Strange
a lot of people could work for Clayface/Matt Hagen.
I approve of all that
I think another addition could be The Riddler.
Strange, Riddler and Clayface hatch a plot to destroy Batman as a great mind.
They would all together challenge Batman's mental strength and intellect to the very limits and Clayface would physically challenge him as well, which would appease fans in that way.