Ben Affleck may be out as Batman, but Matt Reeves’ The Batman is still happening. Reeves recently revealed his vision for the project, and promised DC fans it will be an adventure unlike any audiences have seen before. Specifically, the director is hoping to make a noir-style feature that will show the Dark Knight utilizing a skill he doesn’t often fully utilize on the big screen: his detective skills.
Reeves is also planning on featuring a number of antagonists, a.k.a. a Rogues Gallery, with Batman potentially running into a slew of villains before this adventure is over. With those parameters in mind, we’ve crafted a list of eight villains that would be great for such a story, and are capable of cooking up a mystery that would put The Dark Knight’s detective skills to the test.
Hush is not only a villain that has yet to debut in a live-action Batman film, he’s also incredibly resourceful. He’s especially good at collaborating with the other villains of Gotham City, or at least manipulating them into doing the things he wants. He’ll do whatever it takes to exact vengeance on Bruce Wayne, even if that means deceiving some foes that would make for powerful enemies in the future.