Since the underwhelming reception to Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight, the billionaire playboy has been hiding in his cave, licking his wounds until – hopefully – Warner Bros. Montreal are ready to bring him back, better than ever.
For the longest time any rumours surrounding the next Batman game have hinted at it being a continuation from Origins, named Arkham Insurgency, or a sequel after the events of Knight where son of Bruce, Damian Wayne, dons the famous tights and utility belt.
Regardless if it’s a sequel or prequel, what matters most is that the next inevitable Batman game has a variety of unfamiliar rogues who are not titan Joker, sick Joker, origins Joker or trapped-inside-Batman’s-head joker.
However, while it’s justifiably easy to criticise the recurrence of the Clown Prince of Crime, he’s not the only adversary the Arkhamverse has lazily relied on for way too long. Two-Face, the Penguin, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Killer Croc and the Riddler all need to go away so the forgotten, underrated and modern villains in DC Comics' library can have their time in the spotlight, contributing to an original follow-up every Bat-fan deserves.