Hopefully you guys remember my first article, where I shared a list of the top 7 villains that I'd like to see in Batflecks's universe! The list could definitely have been longer. In the comments section, a lot of people suggested villains that would have made it in my top 10, top 15. Some villains, I didn't even consider. So i thought, why not make another list? Inspired by YOU the readers, I bring to you 7 MORE Villains That Should Appear in Batfleck's Universe.
Clayface is one heck of an opponent, doesn't matter what anyone says. Basil Karlo was an actor, until driven mad after discovering the very horror film he starred in, was being remade with a new actor in the lead role. Karlo then adopted the moniker of the films villain, Clayface; that's when he set out to severely injure members of the cast and crew of the new remake. That was until he was stopped by our pals Batman and Robin. Long story short, Karlo was later permeated with his powers, which I think are underrated. After his body was chemically altered, he gained the ability to regenerate body mass, change shape, size, density, and as we all know, form into any shape imaginable.
Aside from Karlo's mad acting skills, he has superhuman strength, agility, stamina and durability. Clayface also has a poisonous and deadly touch, capable of reducing flesh to protoplasm. As you can see, he's not just a heaping, sticky pile of clay! With the right storyline, the right actor, and the right use of CGI, this villain could be a beautiful disaster. Could you imagine him on the big screen? Man, that'd be something. He's definitely no walk in the park for our Caped Crusader!
6. Black Mask
Just like Bruce Wayne, Roman Sionis came from a wealthy family. Only difference was that Sionis' parents cared more about their business and finances, than they did their own child. Following the suspicious death of Sionis' parents, he had inherited their fortune, and went on to bankrupt their company. Saved by a buyout by none other than Bruce Wayne, Sionis grew to hate and resent Wayne. Obsessed with the concept of masks, Roman then carved one from his fathers black coffin, and sought revenge. His ongoing battle with Batman caused the mask to be burned into his face, remaking him as The Black Mask. He eventually became a feared mob boss..no... CRIMELORD controlling large sections of Gotham. CLEARLY the Dark Knight halted Black Masks' plans from time to time, causing Sionis to grow a burning hatred for the Bat.
Now Black Mask isn't just some criminal who's crafty with a firearm. He's a criminal mastermind, skilled marksman, master of torture, master of disguise, AND he's in peak physical condition. His fighting skills are known to be on par with individuals such as Nightwing, The Red Hood, Catwoman, and even Batman! That's pretty impressive. One of the main reasons why I think he should appear in Batfleck's universe, is because he's actually quite a match for Batman, in almost every aspect. (I said almost) I'm also very interested in his story as a whole, and I think it'd be a perfect fit for Batfleck's dark and gritty universe.
5. Solomon Grundy
Solomon Grundy is an immortal zombie from the 19th century, with several origins. Originally murdered in the Slaughter Swamp as Cyrus Gold, he resurrects and regenerates there in his zombie form every time he is killed. This cycle allows Grundy new abilities every time he returns, so over the years he has varied drastically in strength and intelligence. With his super strength and near invulnerability, Solomon has even taken on the Man of Steel.
Okay i'll admit, it wasn't that simple. Superman was actually faced with a challenge when faced with the superhuman zombie that is Solomon Grundy. Being somewhat of a challenge for Superman, makes it all the more satisfying to hear the Batman has defeated this brute time after time. With today's special effects, how great would it be to see Grundy coming out of Slaughter Swamp, grunting, and oozing. Better yet, imagine Batfleck going toe-to-toe with this hunk of flesh. But no... even BETTER. Imagine Superman AND Batman taking on this son of a gun while he's possessed, or under a spell. That's a couple hours of hard hitting fun i wouldn't want to miss out on. They say we're getting the tough, ready to kick your a** in 4 seconds, Batman that we deserve. But will we be getting the big, disgusting, and immortal villain that we deserve? We'll just have to wait and see.
4. Killer Croc
Formerly known as Waylon Jones, Killer Croc was born with reptilian traits. As a child, his aunt abused him and bullied because of his appearance, shaming him for being born the way he was. Jones then killed his aunt, and became a criminal. After countless killings, he finally faced off against Batman and the new Robin, who defeated him. His mutation was originally a birth defect, although he becomes more reptilian over time due to genetic experimentation. With his brutal savagery and heightened reflexes, his animalistic mentality results in lower intelligence; which makes things a bit easier for the Bat.
Now i wouldn't say that Killer Croc is an easy guy to deal with. Batman may not have a hard time outsmarting the king of the sewers, but he sure does break a sweat when going toe-to-toe with the reptilian. I'd imagine Killer Croc to look like the Lizard did in the movie The Amazing Spider-Man. Except he'd be taller, bigger, and more sinister. I'm talking about dragging a henchman into the sewers to debone him, sinister. They don't call him Killer Croc just because he looks like a crocodile. C'mon. Batman knee deep in sewage, fighting against a 7 foot, walking and talking crocodile, who feasts on human flesh. This HAS to happen. If Killer Croc isn't at least in talks to appear in Batfleck's universe, then we've got ourselves a problem.
3. Hugo Strange
This man is a weirdo. A genius, but a weirdo. Dr. Hugo Strange is an evil psychologist and chemical genius who knows Batman's true identity, and even lusts to take it for himself. Strange once declared that "The Batman is the only man with the imagination to sense the exact nature of our plans." Well, you can't really disagree with that. Strange first gained fame in the world of psychology when he claimed to have fully analyzed the Bat from afar. However, his hatred of Batman turned into more of a deranged obsession.
Strange ended up using his expertise to hatch a series of bizarre plots based around genetics and mind control in order to defeat Batman and possibly take his place. Ever play the video game Arkham City? I'd be wayy down with a storyline like that on the big screen. Ra's Al Ghul and Dr. Hugo Strange devising a plan to take down the Batman once and for all. Not only are Batman's secrets in the balance, but so are the lives of the people he swore to protect. I'D TOTALLY WATCH THAT. If you've never played the game, look up Protocol 10. It would be an epic and dramatic storyline to bring to Batfleck's universe.
2. Red Hood
Oh boy! First, i'm gonna ask if you've ever seen the movie Batman: Under the Red Hood. If the answer is no, then you should definitely put that on your list of movies you need to watch. Now Jason Todd, one of the Robins, was murdered by The Joker. After being resurrected by Talia al Ghul in the Lazarus Pit, he was changed, corrupted; taking up the mantle of the Red Hood. He then set out to confront those who he felt have wronged him, including Batman. As the new Red Hood, Todd assumed control over Gotham City's gangs, and started a one-man war against Black Masks criminal empire. He actively tries to rid the city of corruption, but in a violent and antiheroic way. Todd wasn't above killing wether it were criminals, or police officers that got in his way. This behavior resulted in him eventually facing off against his former mentor; THE BATMAN.
There's no need to go over the Hood's expertise, considering he was trained by our Dark Knight. If the good people over at DC are willing to bring this storyline to life, then i'd say we are in for a treat. A vindictive Jason Todd back from the dead, avenging HIMSELF; angry at the Bat for not avenging his death, resulting in one of the best fight scenes in the history of fight scenes. I may be over exaggerating here, but would this not be one of the coolest movies ever made? To me, this is nearly the best storyline to bring to Batfleck's Universe. Make it happen DC, we're counting on you. (;
Okay, i'll try not to get too deep into Hush's backstory because it's too much, and i'd be going on all day about it! Seriously, it's awesome. Tommy Elliot was a childhood friend of Bruce Waynes. They often played a game together, where Tommy would teach Bruce to think like his opponents, and to use their abilities against them. Pretty sure that came in handy years later when Bruce became the Batman. Tommy became weary of his abusive father, and submissive mother, so he severed the brake line of their vehicle. His father didn't make it, but his mother survived, being treated by none other than Thomas Wayne. This only enraged young Elliot. Now when Bruce's parents were murdered, Tommy ended up resenting Bruce because he was able to inherit his families fortune; something Tommy wasn't able to do after his failed attempt to kill both of his parents. But let's cut to the chase here. After Elliot's mother recovered, she cut him off and disowned him for his ongoing relationship with a young woman named Peyton (who went on to become the second Ventriloquist) -- a relationship of which his mother never approved. As a result of being cut off, Elliot killed his mother, while Peyton killed their lawyer, and destroyed Mrs. Elliot's new will. Elliot then abandoned Peyton, to travel the world, just like Bruce had. While moving on with his life, Tommy continued to harbor an irrational grudge against his old childhood friend.
Long story short, the Riddler realized that Bruce Wayne is Batman. He then shared this new found knowledge with our friend Hush. The two villains banded together, bonded by their hatred for the Bat. Their plan was to take. Him. Down. They elaborately involved other villains in their diabolical plan, as well as manipulating some of Batman's allies, to turn them against our Dark Knight. YOU GUYS HAVE TO READ THE STROYLINE Batman: Hush. At least read the plot and then tell me it wouldn't be a perfect fit for Batfleck's new universe. Hush isn't just a rich boy with a grudge for the Batman. He is a skilled mastermind, just like our favorite hero. Think of all of the things that Batman is good at; Hush is right behind him, with his genius level intellect. Heck, the more I write about this guy the more I want to see him in Batfleck's Universe!! Hush is a villain that we MUST see on the big screen. You'd be slapping Batman, his writers, and his fans in the face if you were to leave this bad guy out of the picture.
That concludes my list!! Do you agree with my picks? What villains would you add or take away from the list? Please, let me know in the comments below! Thanks for reading ((: