The Batman – Bane & Scarecrow May be Joining Penguin, Catwoman & the Riddler

Matt Reeves’ The Batman seems to be coming through very well. Reeves has taken a while to get his script right, and sources say that it is still being solidified of now. But it is about damn time that we get something concrete on this film. So far the only aspect of the film that has been revealed is that Robert Pattinson is going to be our young new Batman. But we do know for a fact that there are going be multiple villains involved.

As revealed by Matt Reeves, this film will have a certified Rogues Gallery on display, so that obviously means that Batman and his villains already exist in the Universe that is being brought forward. Here’s what Reeves had to say about the villains of the film:

“We’re thinking the movie would probably be for 2021, late spring or summer. Warner Bros. has been incredibly supportive and given me a lot of time and shared the same passion that I do for this story. There will be a Rogues Gallery. The casting process will begin shortly. We’re starting to put together our battle plan. I’m doing another pass on the script and we’ll begin some long-lead stuff to start developing conceptual things.”

Matt Reeves The Batman Catwoman The Penguin

There are said to be 6 villains involved within the film as it was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter along with the fact that Penguin & Catwoman are going to be the mains. A recent rumor suggested that The Riddler will be the third name joining the gang. Well, this does seem to be quite true because this is going to be a that will explore Batman as the Detective.

No film has particularly delved into Batman being the World’s Number 1 detective, and this one will do exactly that. Here’s what Reeves had to say about his Noir-Batman themed story:

“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.”

So with mysteries being solved, The Riddler is a must. But now we’ve got a new rumor that tells us about the 4th & 5th villain of the film, and those are said to be Bane & Scarecrow. It comes from The BYO Show YouTube Channel and we’d be glad if this rumor turns out to be true. That’s because till now it was looking to be a film with more grounded and realistic villains, but with Bane and Scarecrow, Batsy will be tested physically as well.

What’s interesting is that according to BYO, Reeves is looking at Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four) to don the persona of Jonathan Crane (Fantastic Four), and as far as Bane is concerned, Luke Cage star Theo Rossi is being rumoured as the Batbreaker. Now both these characters are no strangers to comic book roles. Theo Rossi could be a good choice considering the fact that Bane will be done right this time, with the Venom turning him into a hulking personality.

For Toby Kebbell, this would be the third Comic book role as he has already starred as Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four and is about to be the villain in Vin Diesel’s upcoming Bloodshot movie. So again, not a bad choice. Now we’ve already got 5 villains. Who do you think is going to be the sixth? There’s just one female villain so could we be looking at Poison Ivy? Or could it be Two Face? Tell us what you think.

Vansh Mehra

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