My issue with "Blight" isn't so much with him being unrealistic as it is him being a pretty obscure character. At least he's obscure to me, and I think I'm fairly familiar with Batman. To me, the big Batman villains are The Joker, Catwoman, The Riddler, The Penguin, and Mr Freeze. In my mind these are Batman's most recognizable villains.
Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
but why not bring Scarecrow back?
After two movies he's pretty much over used
Not only that but I think Scarecrow was only used in the first movie because he was one of the only major villains left that had not been used in any of the previous Batman movies. Then they took another crack at The Joker, because, really, he's the most popular and recognizable villain.
Hardcore and casual fans will be expecting another major villain. I don't think anyone could top the Joker, let alone Ledger's performance. But they are going to want to see a familiar face. Let's not forget this is a movie franchise. Warner Bros are going to want a villain that will draw fans in and that they can market the movie around.
The thing is, from what I've read, Nolan doesn't want to do The Penguin or Catwoman, and they would have been the next logical choices. There's still the Riddler, but as Curi has pointed out may be too similar to the Joker. Mr Freeze would be another option, but the question is how to make him work in Nolan's Batman. I think he wants villains who could actually exist in the real world. You could have some crazy guy in clown makeup going around killing people. Mr Freeze though....that might be pushing it.
Agreed. Bane is too 'out-there' for Nolan's Batman. I still say Mad Hatter would be fun to see
I don't know if Nolan would want to have him as the villain when Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland will be out next year, especially with Johnny Depp playing the Mad Hatter.
I don't think Bane is too out there. I think there's a way to do him without him seeming ridiculous.
Here's Bane from the Batman animated series (still my favorite depiction of the Batman universe to date): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YnwAm5TcDw