Who will be next to face Batman?

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

On Saturday night, I went to see the new Batman movie and it was absolutely sensational – in fact, I am already planning a repeat visit to the cinema to see it again.  I can’t remember the last time I went back to the cinema to see a movie a second time, so that goes to show you how good the Dark Knight really was.   It was so good in fact that I spilt my Ben and Jerrys right down my nice T-shirt when the Joker did his disappearing pencil trick.

But as we were leaving at the end of the movie, everyone was already discussing (what with Heath Ledger’s untimely demise), who the next bad guy (or girl) will be in the inevitable sequel.  There was also a fierce debate as to whether Robin should be introduced into the movie.

This page here has a nice roundup of possible villains who could face the caped crusader next time around.   I have to say though I am not too keen on the Penguin or Catwoman (Danny DeVito and Halle Berry have kind of spoilt it don’t you think?).   I like the idea of Hugo Strange or Black Mask.   What about you?   Who do you want to see going up against Batman next time?

As for Robin, I think that would be the worst possible move to put him in the movie.    I think keeping him out of the last two movies has been an extremely good move by Christopher Nolan and the box office takings prove that.   Once you start putting in Robin, it’s my opinion that the movies will start going downhill to the point where they will be no better than the Michael Keaton and George Clooney versions of Batman.

Do you agree – or not?

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