Matt Reeves’ The Batman film is coming to theatres next year (2021). But who are the villains that The Batman (Robert Pattinson) will be facing? Well instead of one single villain, Matt Reeves has instead teased a rogues gallery of infamous Batman villains, let’s take a further look at who we can expect.
Who are the villains in The Batman?
The Riddler (Paul Dano), Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro) are all confirmed villains for Matt Reeves’ The Batman.
Played by Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood, Wildlife, Prisoners). The Riddler aka Edward E Nigma is an iconic Batman villain from the comics. Most noticeable for his green question mark covered costume and purple mask. The Riddler is obsessed with puzzles, word games and of course: riddles.
The Riddler gets a kick out of toying with both The Batman and the Gotham City Police Department. Sending them clues and riddles to solve, sending them on wild goose chases across the city. It seems Matt Reeves is going for a more darker and grounded version of the infamous villain, with no iconic green costume yet to be seen… for now.
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Played by Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, The Gentleman, Dumbo) The Penguin, otherwise known as Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot is another classic villain from the Batman comics.
Penguin is best known for being a criminal mastermind who loves birds and has an arsenal of Umbrellas with deadly weapons and gadgets concealed within. He’s not considered as insane as other Batman villains, is more of a dodgy business man who has huge connections to the criminal underworld.
Played by Zoe Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts Franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men: First Class). In modern iterations of the character, Catwoman (Selina Kyle) is much a villain as a hero. What side we’ll see more of in The Batman however is still a mystery.
Catwoman began life as an orphan and became a thief in order to survive a life on the streets. She’s mastered martial arts and an expert in cat burglary. Our first look at Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman was brief but she certainly looks the part.
Played by John Turturro (The Big Lebowski, Transformers franchise, Men Of Respect) Carmine Falcone (The Roman) is a mafia chieftain who has a big holdover Gotham City, holding huge influence over the Gotham Police, City Council and Mayor.
Falcone is one of the big boys in Gotham City who’s practically untouchable, that’s until The Batman is born.
Will There Be Any More Villains in The Batman?
With The Batman being the first film of a potential trilogy, it’s likely we’ll see the set-up of more villains in The Batman, villains that Pattinson will face further down the line.
One to keep your eye on is Peter Sarsgaard, he’s apparently playing Gotham District Attorney Gil Colson. However, at one point it was rumoured he would be playing Harvey Dent/Two Face.
So while the villains above have all been confirmed, don’t be surprised if we see more appear in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, especially teasers of future villains. (The Joker for example?)