undoubtedly has the best rogues gallery in all of comics and no other
superhero, with the possible exception of Spider-Man, has such a deep catalogue
of great villainous characters to pull from. From the physical threat of Bane
and the intellectual prowess of the Riddler to the psychological nightmare of
Scarecrow and the anarchic chaos of The Joker, all bases are covered.
Reeves’ upcoming The Batman film, starring Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight,
will be the ninth live action solo outing for the character, who has also
co-starred with Superman and appeared in two DC ensemble movies (Justice League
and Suicide Squad) in recent years.
result of this ubiquity on the big screen, the vast majority of Batman’s most iconic
adversaries have made their film debuts – Reeves’ adaptation will make use of
villains previously used in Burton/Schumacher era rather than previously unseen
This, combined with the fact that the likes of Suicide Squad and Birds of
Prey have drawn hugely from the secondary ranks of Batman antagonists (making
use of the likes of Deadshot, Black Mask, Mr. Zsasz and Killer Croc), would
indicate that the source of villains for use in the future is running thin, but
this couldn’t be further from the case.
are seven brilliant characters (or groups) that have not matched wits and fists
with the Caped Crusader outside of comics or other media (such as animated
films or the incredible Arkham series of games) yet.