Tag Archive: The Dark Knight


The villain count for this movie is really starting to rise. We know Bane and Catwoman are in it. We know Liam Neeson’s Ra’s Al Ghul will at least be in a flash back. Now more rumors of other villains keep popping up around the internet. Insiders claim that Scarecrow has been seen on one of the sets. This wouldn’t surprise me Cillian Murphy did a great job in Batman Begins with the limited screen time he had. Then his one scene at the beginning of The Dark Knight really helped the film feel like a comic book movie. My question is would Scarecrow have a major part in the plot or again would just have a cameo? This is Nolan’s last Batman film and so throwing everything into the pot would make sense. It also seems clear that in the movie Bane looks like he wants to destroy the entire city. Why not get help from other super villains. Other rumors have said that another villain could show up. Now these are not as clear as the Scarecrow reports. The rumors have been all over the place, from Calender Man, which that one doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. I’ve also read that Two-Face would come back. Now I like the idea of that. My only problem with The Dark Knight… (SPOILERS)… I never liked that Two-Face died from the fall at the end. That didn’t work for me. So if they could go back and have it that they simply placed Two-Face in Arkham, I’d like that idea. But I have to admit if all of these characters are in the movie… Well Batman might only have like five minutes of screen time. So will see what happens.

So as filming continues in Pittsburgh for The Dark Knight Rises it seems more of the plot is getting revealed… I don’t plan to discuss that here. We all know Bane and the League of Shadows will be a major conflict in the film. We know Anne Hathaway will play Catwoman. But as pictures are flowing from the set and small plot details are leaked, bigger rumors continue to flow. Now to make it clear these are rumors and nothing is confirmed. But it seems Bane busts several people out of prison to create an army of sorts to destroy Gotham. Rumors are circulating that there will be references and possible appearances by the Joker and Two-Face. Now Nolan has made it clear no new actor would play the Joker. So I assume he will be referenced to off hand and never really seen. The idea of seeing Two Face again though is exciting. For me I never really liked how Dent went down in The Dark Knight. SPOILER…. At the end when Batman tackles him off the ledge I didn’t really believe the fall would have killed him. Also in the comics they pulled this trick a number of times, thinking that Two Face was dead but it turned out he wasn’t. For me I thought it would be interesting if Gordon locked Dent away in Arkham so he could be a symbol. Then if Bane broke him out he could use him to destroy to morale of the city. Again I doubt either of these things are true. Maybe a Joker reference could work but bringing in Two Face might be too much in an already stuffed film.

So Anne Hathaway is Selina Kyle and possibly Catwoman. Tom Hardy is Bane. The main question now is will the villains from the previous movies return? That would make things a little crowded and I believe after Spider-man 3, studios will try and avoid over crowding a movie with characters. The real question is will the Joker or Two Face show up? Well Heath Ledger passed away and in no way would they recast him to play a small part in the third film. Problem is that Nolan’s original idea for the third film involved the Joker. His character and Ledger’s performance made The Dark Knight a huge box office monster. Still his return as a character is doubtful, he’ll probably be mentioned by someone in the film but that’s about it.

Two Face is another story. Sure we in a way see Dent die. Batman tackles him off a roof and fails to catch him. Still though Dent could still be alive. His funeral at the end of The Dark Knight could be a fake. Maybe to help Gotham not fall apart  Batman takes the blame and is chased by the police. While Dent is placed in prison or Akrham Asylum for his own safety. This could work and be great for nerds to have Dent back. Another characters that could return is possibly another Ras Al Guhl or Scarecrow from Batman Begins. Either way expect these types of discussions to continue on about villains until the movie comes out in theaters.

Warner Brothers came out and made the announcement that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle and Tom Hardy has been cast as Bane. This has created a stir online, since many wrote off Bane as a possible villain for the film. The sequel to the mega hit The Dark Knight is one of the most anticipated films and many fans have their point of view of how the films should be done. Anne Hathaway is a very interesting choice for Selina Kyle, now many of course will expect that Catwoman will follow but this has not been confirmed. Her character alone could be a huge fake to the audience but will see. Hathaway in my opinion is one of the best actresses out there so landing her is just great. Selina Kyle is a necessary character in Batman, this doesn’t mean for sure that Catwoman will be involved, if she is then expect a crazy ride. Tom Hardy was cast very early but even though he’s not well known, his talent is huge and him playing Bane is just brilliant. Many Batman fans who don’t read comics will only remember the character from the film Batman and Robin. There he was shown as a mindless monster who barely had any lines and was a simple henchman. In the comics Bane was very smart and was one of Batman’s biggest villains in the rogue gallery. I mean the dude straight broke Batman’s back in the comics. So I’m very interested in seeing how Christian Bale will play off Hardy on screen and how great this thing could be. So write me down as pumped because I believe Nolan will deliver of us another great Batman film. Also this will be his last, so one would imagine he plans to leave the franchise on a good note.

Rumors are flying about what the third Batman film will be called and of course who the bad guy will be. Well rumor is Nolan in a recent interview gave up some tidbits, first off the title would The Dark Knight Rises, not sure how I feel about that. I get why the Dark Knight is in the title, try and make audiences connect this movie with the huge hit but still… Also Rises? Why not Returns? Oh well. I guess Nolan also wrote off the idea of the Riddler being used in the film which is fine. I would have liked to see how he would use the Riddler but it makes sense why he wouldn’t use the character since the Riddler is a little over the top. Nolan has written off many villains including Mr. Freeze. So this leaves the question of who will be the next villain. I still believe Two-Face will return. Dent’s death in Dark Knight wasn’t exactly clear, the funeral at the end seemed staged. I can see him returning for a major part in the third film. Other baddies I think could work is the gangster Black Mask, or the gun nut Dead Shot I believe could work in Nolan’s real world Gotham. Will see though, I have full faith in Nolan since the man can do no wrong.