Villains we need to see in this Batman solo franchise

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  1. Tg11

    Tg11 Well-Known Member

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    Now that it appears that Affleck will have his own solo Batman film franchise in the title role of Bruce Wayne/Batman then it begs the question of which villains we need to see so that being said the villains I would go with:

    Deadshot
    The Joker & Harley Quinn
    Hush
    The Red Hood
    Riddler
    Two-Face
    Black Mask
    Deathstroke
    Penguin


    If Affleck gets a trilogy of films then the 3 out of this list I would nominate would be:

    Movie 1- The Joker & Harley Quinn (villains)
    Movie 2- (sequel)- Deathstroke (main villain); Two-Face (secondary antagonist)

    Movie 3- (threequel)- Hush (main villain); Riddler (secondary antagonist)
     
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  2. Johnny Frost

    Johnny Frost Well-Known Member

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    All of those are a possibility except Deadshot
     
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  3. 2kt09

    2kt09 Here 'N' There

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    The Court and the talons.
     
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  4. Boom

    Boom I got nothin'

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    Any of these please:

    Court of Owls
    Clayface
    Hugo Strange
    Hush
    Mad Hatter
    Penguin
    Riddler
     
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  5. Osiris-Rex

    Osiris-Rex Head-Kick

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    One or more of the traditional top villains,
    Penguin
    Riddler
    Scarecrow
    Two-Face
    Mr. Freeze


    Catwoman and Poison Ivy should be out because they are getting Gotham City Sirens.
    Affleck's Batman is too old to try to recover from a Bane induced back injury.
     
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  6. David H.

    David H. Well-Known Member

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    Lead Cenobite Exquisitely Empty

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    He must have been as high as a kite when he came up with that gimmick.
     
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  8. m1ll3r

    m1ll3r Failed experiment

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    Your suffering will be legendary even in hell for that pun.
     
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  9. nyyarod

    nyyarod yippee ki-yay mf!

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    You guys mentioned a few I would like to see but also Mr. Freeze
     
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  10. Pennywise

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    Solomon Grundy
    Clayface
    Man Bat
    Hugo Strange
    Mr. Freeze
    Penguin
    Mad Hatter
    Riddler
    Firefly
     
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  11. Tg11

    Tg11 Well-Known Member

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    Bane I sure hope we see him again
     
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  12. metaphysician

    metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    Mr Freeze is my personal pick for getting a do-over. As long as it draws from the better stories and portrayals, and not the mess they've made of him recently, anyway.

    My dark horse pick would be David Cain, but that is *never* happening. It would require acknowledging that a Batgirl exists not named Barbara Gordon.
     
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  13. The Batman

    The Batman The Dark Knight

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    The Penguin
    The Riddler
    Hugo Strange
    Mr. Freeze
    Deadshot

    I would be perfectly fine not seeing The Joker or Catwoman again.
     
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  14. Boom

    Boom I got nothin'

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    I've been leaning towards Hugo Strange and Penguin lately. Hugo Strange is the first rogue Batman faced in the comics, so I'd say he's due for the big-screen treatment.
     
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  15. Tg11

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    To see Will Smith's Deadshot again but this time as a villain I think it will be an interesting change of pace
     
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  16. The_Manhunter

    The_Manhunter DCEU & MCU Fan

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    I really want to see a full-on supernatural take on Ra's al Ghul at some point in this universe. He's my favorite Batman villain so I want to see that.
     
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  17. Rorschach2012

    Rorschach2012 I'll Cancel the Pizzas

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    Agreed. Nolan's take was unsatisfactory.
     
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  18. Lead Cenobite

    Lead Cenobite Exquisitely Empty

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    I thought Ra's was portrayed well by Liam Neeson, but revealing that he is actually 500 years old would have put it over the top(in a good way). Somehow working in his environmental motivations into his attack on Gotham would have been nice also. I could see it fitting in as part of the criminality of man making the world unlivable for good people.
     
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  19. hellblazer103

    hellblazer103 Nasty Piece of Work

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    I do like how they sort of imply or toy with the idea, though.

    " But is Ra's Al Ghul immortal ? Are his methods supernatural ? "

    " We sacked Rome. Loaded trade ships with plague rats.... Burned London to the ground. "

    It's like saying it's possible without outright saying that it's possible, lol
     
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  20. Boom

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    I actually think it'd be cool if they went back and took a look at the first rogues Batman ever faced in the comics. Here are Batman's ten oldest villains (in alphabetical order):

    Catwoman
    Clayface (Basil Karlo)
    Hugo Strange
    Joker
    Mad Hatter
    Penguin
    Riddler
    Scarecrow
    Solomon Grundy
    Two-Face

    Of those, these two villains haven't been used since pre-Nolan:

    Penguin
    Riddler

    And these four villains have never been used:

    Clayface
    Hugo Strange
    Mad Hatter
    Solomon Grundy

    I'm not sure I'd be keen on Grundy as a primary antagonist, but otherwise I'd be very interested in any of the others.
     
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  21. BatLobsterRises

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    I think Hugo Strange would work really well for Reeves' sensibilities.

    To be honest though, I'm not overly fussed about which villains appear or don't appear. Sure, I'd love to see a cinematic update on The Riddler, but I'm not going to be devastated if we don't get it. I have a hunch that Reeves' take may be more focused on Batman's POV and Bat-family drama to the point that villains are more minor characters.
     
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  22. Boom

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    Hugo Strange lends himself quite well to a more personal Batman story, and I think the Mad Hatter could work in that capacity as well (child killer).
     
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  23. Dasher10

    Dasher10 I'm like Deadpool IRL

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    Court of Owls
    Hush
    Red Hood
    Deacon Blackfire
    Hugo Strange
    Dr. Hurt
    Lady Shiva
     
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  24. Omegabat

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    The time is ripe for Ra's al Ghul, Riddler or Bane to surpass Joker. Just one good movie by Reeves with either of them while Joker is stuck in Harley verse will completely transform the landscape.
     
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  25. Guts

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    The Condiment King.
     
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