The Next Batman Bad Guy

Holy Moly Batman!

Batman and his Boy Wonder Robin

We’ve come a long way since the campy Adam West days of the Batman TV series. As a kid I loved the weekly crime-fighting escapades of the Caped Crusader and his sidekick Boy Wonder friend, Robin. But, through the years the beloved protector of Gotham City and secret weapon of Commissioner Gordon has undergone many transformations. Cartoons have come and gone, comic books have come and gone, and yes, big screen actors portraying Batman have come and gone.

By 2005 Michael Uslan, the Executive producer of the Batman movie franchise was ready to make some changes with Batman Begins. Christopher Nolan was hired on as the director, and it was time to leave the comic book feeling of Batman behind. During a 2005 interview with Uslan on my Live Line talk show I asked him which Batman movies were his favorite. He quickly responded by saying the first, and Batman Begins. He too felt the middle flicks were too comic book feeling. While they hit an audience, it was time once again to remake Batman.

The transformed Batman is working very well!

Who Will Batman Take On Next?

The Dark Knight is now available on DVD. Tuesday is DVD release day, it was indeed A Big Day For Batman Fans. While there’s been no official announcement about another Batman movie, fans are not shy when it comes to letting their feelings known about whom they’d like to see in it if a new one is made. We do know Christian Bale originally signed on for three movies playing the part of the Bat Man, but time will tell as to when the third installment will come.

In the meantime, Blockbuster received more than 7,500 responses when they asked; “What villain would you like to see in the next Batman movie?” In the same survey, they also asked which star they would like to see in the next flick. Here’s a look at how people responded.

The Next Batman: Most Requested Villains

  1. The Riddler
  2. Harley Quinn
  3. Cat Woman
  4. The Penguin
  5. Bane

The Next Batman: Most Requested Casting Choices

  1. Johnny Depp
  2. Angelina Jolie
  3. Natalie Portman
  4. Edward Norton
  5. Keira Knightley
  6. Daniel Day-Lewis
  7. Philip Seymour Hoffman
  8. Viggo Mortensen
  9. Kevin Spacey
  10. Clive Owen

Let the speculation begin! I’m sure another Batman is in the works, and I’m sure a number of actors and actresses would love an opportunity to get in on a piece of the action. But for now, we’ll just have to wait and see what will happen next in Gotham City.

Enjoy the show!
Dr. Rus

About the Author

Dr. Rus has 30+ years experience in the field of communication. He takes this experience, and his passion to encourage others to positively effect their environment, when providing insight and movie reviews.