The Riddler confirmed as the villain for BATMAN 3?

Joshua Brunsting

July 21st, 2010

While we all have slowly become accustomed to dismissing any and all rumors revolving around Chris Nolan’s follow up to THE DARK KNIGHT, it looks like we may have some of our first real news coming out of that front.

According to FirstShowing, it appears as though, thanks to a studio casting grid, The Riddler will in fact be the primary villain in the hotly anticipated capper to the Nolan led Batman trilogy.  Rumor has it that actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is being looked at as the contender for that role, but other than that, news on that front have been rather quiet.

Personally, this is amazing news.  Since the end of THE DARK KNIGHT, the obvious choice for the follow up’s villain has been the masked green baddie.  He’s Batman’s other primary villain, or at least his other massively known one, and the idea of having him as a “primary” villain in the film is really interesting.  Are they looking at having a second villain? Maybe The Penguin?  It’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility.

Expect a lot of news out of this front come Comic Con.  This story will definitely be one that develops over the next few days, so stay tuned.

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  • Stephanie Hawver

    I hope they don't begin doing the two villains per movie thing. I think that was one of the (many) downfalls of the 80s and 90s Batman movies.

  • Quintin Naecker

    Also agree with #1. Every single time First Blood is on TV I watch it (which has been happening a lot on AMC). Just a damn good movie. Really original protagonist and some really good antagonists too.

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