Of all the Rogues Gallery of all the comic book superheroes, the Batman Rogues gallery is by far the best and brightest of the lot. The Batman has already given us the Riddler and the Joker. Now it is time for The Batman 2 to introduce these actors as villains into the fold.
Matt Reeves, if you are seeing this, please take note. Including these villains in The Batman 2 will only make things more interesting.
Hush – Benedict Cumberbatch
Thomas Elliot is Bruce Wayne’s childhood buddy who returns to Gotham City after becoming a world famous surgeon. But he harbors a deep, dark secret. Elliot is secretly a psychopath. While Bruce saw his parents murdered, Elliot orchestrated his parents’ death to get their wealth. He always resented Bruce because Bruce was always the kid with the golden spoon while Elliot had to work hard for everything.
Benedict Cumberbatch is a talented actor who has made huge waves in the film business. And he has played morally ambiguous characters before. If movies like The Power of the Dog and Star Trek Into Darkness are any indication, the dude is super versatile as an actor.
Two Face – Jon Hamm
There will probably be no actor who could ever get close to Aaron Eckhart’s portrayal of Harvey Dent/Two Face in The Dark Knight. Tommy Lee Jones is the only other actor who played the role in a live action movie.
Hamm is a severely underrated actor who has always been inches away from bagging major superhero roles but sadly never gets them. Many don’t know but he was almost cast as Batman in the DCEU. Two Face could be his comic book movie redemption.
Killer Croc – Chiwetel Ejiofor
Waylon Jones is one of Batman’s most ruthless villains. Jones was born with a rare genetic mutation called atavism. This condition led his body to grow reptilian features. Killer Croc has squared off against Batman quite a number of times. His durability and strength make him a very tough opponent to beat.
Chiwetel Ejiofor is one of those guys who always manages to ace each and every role he gets. But the guy still does not get acknowledged, at least not as much as one would hope an actor of his caliber to be. He is already in the MCU as Mordo. It’s time he makes his mark in The Batman 2.
Alberto Falcone – Rami Malek
The one good thing about this fan cast is that Alberto Falcone has all the necessary ingredients to be in The Batman 2. Carmine Falcone may be dead but his son could be alive and kicking, and ready to take over daddy’s empire.
Alberto Falcone is not as well known a name in Batman’s Rogues Gallery. The young Falcone heir is infamously known as the Holiday Killer. He used his connections to kills Gotham’s elites during major holidays like the New Year’s Eve and Halloween, hence the name. Rami Malek fits the bill like a glove.
Mad Hatter – Toby Jones
You may better know him as Arnim Zola, the Hydra scientist who later uploaded his consciousness into a computer and became an AI. His small build does make for terrific screen presence. There’s a menacing aura every time he appears on screen as a villain.
Toby Jones would rock it as the Mad Hatter. The Mad Hatter ha sno superhuman powers per se. His entire arsenal depends on his hat collection. The many hats he wears have lethal features ranging from flamethrowers to blades and buzzsaws.
Scarecrow – Nicolas Cage
He is already infamous for saying yes to any role that comes his way. We don’t see why he can’t do the same for a role as iconic as Jonathan Crane aka Scarecrow. Scarecrow once used to be a scientist who was obsessed with the human emotion of fear. He developed a chemical compound he duped the Fear Toxin and started wreaking havoc in Gotham city.
Nic Cage, an actor who reinvented the term ‘overacting’ in Hollywood, would make for an awesome Scarecrow. His vivid facial expressions make him perfect for a potential The Batman 2 villain.